Forza Horizon 3 is set to release on Tuesday for Xbox One and Windows 10, which we absolutely loved. However, that is not the only recent Forza “release” technically, as Forza Horizon came to Xbox One through backwards compatibility in the last month, but it looks like it won’t be available for much longer in digital form.
Forza Horizon originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2012 and fans were very happy to hear it was being added as a backwards compatible game on Xbox One. In fact, what made it even better was that it was one of the free Xbox 360 games for the month of September for Gold members through Games With Gold.
While anyone with Gold should download it just to have it in their library for the future, anybody that does not will soon be out of luck digitally. As revealed by the official Forza website, Forza Horizon will be delisted starting on October 20.
Starting on that date, Forza Horizon and its DLC will no longer be able to be found for download digitally anywhere. This is not the first time that a game has become backwards compatible prior to being delisted, but thankfully this isn’t as bad as the last.
The digital only Castle of Illusion was delisted just days after being backwards compatible. The good thing with Forza Horizon though is that you can still buy it in physical form and get it on your Xbox One. You just won’t be able to actually physically buy the game from October 20 forward.
They did not specify the reason for this delisting, but it likely has something to do with the music used in the game or something else licensing wise that would cause it to be taken down, considering the game is published by Microsoft themselves.