Thanks to a Forza blog post, we know that you’ll still be able to play offline in single-player modes. But online features such as matchmaking, leaderboards browsing, and downloading of online user-generated content, including liveries, vinyls, tuning setups, and photos, will all disappear.
It’s also worth mentioning that Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will also go offline. But if you’ve already purchased any of these games, you can still redownload them whenever you want.
Turn 10 Studios shared its thoughts on closing online services for both Forza Horizon 1 and 2 by saying:
“We know our community has fond memories of exploring Colorado and Southern Europe in Forza Horizon 1 and 2, from meeting new friends on road trips to sharing liveries, photos, and tunes, and we thank you all for your incredible passion, support and dedication over the last decade.”
Forza Horizon was released on the Xbox 360 in 2012, while Forza Horizon 2 was released in 2014 and came out on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Both received excellent reviews upon release, with Forza Horizon receiving an 8.5 in our review and Forza Horizon 2 receiving an 8.
For more Xbox-related news, check out our story on how The Elder Scroll 6 doesn’t have a platform yet, and is five-plus years away and how Xbox would suffer “irreparable harm” if it went back on CoD PlayStation promises.
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