Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2 Online Services to Shut Down in August
Turn 10 Studios has announced that it will be shutting down the online services for its popular racing games Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2 on August 22. The decision was made in order for the studio to prioritize its most current games.
According to a blog post from Forza, players will still be able to enjoy offline single-player modes. However, online features such as matchmaking, leaderboards browsing, and downloading of user-generated content, including liveries, vinyls, tuning setups, and photos, will no longer be available.
It’s important to note that the standalone expansion Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will also be affected by the shutdown. However, players who have already purchased these games will still be able to redownload them at any time.
“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 originally released in 2012 for the Xbox 360, while Forza Horizon 2 followed in 2014 and was available on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Both games received high praise from critics, with Forza Horizon earning an 8.5 in our review and Forza Horizon 2 receiving an 8.
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