Forza Horizon 4 will be removed from sale and Game Pass in December

Thomas Harrison-Lord
The lionised open-world racing video game will no longer be available to purchase, or via Games Pass, later this year.
Forza Horizon 4 will be removed from sale and Game Pass in December

Following a pattern set by prior Forza games, Horizon 4 will be delisted from sale and subscription services on 15th December 2024.

It means no new players will be able to purchase the 2018 driving game created by Playground Games and Microsoft (plus external agencies such as Sumo Digital) after the deadline.

“Due to licencing and agreements with our partners, Forza Horizon 4 will be delisted from digital platforms,” read a formal statement.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 43 Festival Playlist update gets festive

Next month, 25th July, a series (77) of challenges, will be made available. This will then last until 22nd August. After this time, the festival playlist functionality will be switched off. Forzathon Points can still be earned through the Forza Events area.

The rest of the game will remain playable, even after the December delisting. Those who own the game will still be able to re-download from their libraries.

DLC removed from sale immediately

While the advance warning of the game’s removal from stores is nearly six months, both DLC expansions – Fortune Island and Lego Speed Champions – have been removed today, 25th June.

Forza Horizon 4 Fortune Island removed from sale
Missed out on Fortune Island? Sorry, you’ve already missed it.

Game Pass vouchers

When subscribed to the Game Pass service, it has been possible to play Horizon 4 and then also purchase its DLC – even though you do not own the game. Said additional content will no longer be playable, naturally, once the game is removed from the library later this year.

However, if you have a full-price (not discounted or trial) Game Pass membership presently, and have purchased some FH4 content, the American technology giant will send you a redeemable code for the full game.

The fourth game in the Forza spin-off series was set in the UK and is seen by many as the definitive template for an open-world driving game. 

The move follows similar fates for its ancestors – once completed, not a single Forza Horizon or Forza Motorsport game pre-2021 will remain on sale, with only Forza Horizon 5 and the contemporary Forza Motorsport available.

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