The original Forza Horizon is being retired

Forza Horizon 3 arrives tomorrow (September 27th) but its release will bring with it the demise of the series’ earliest instalment.

The game’s official blog has revealed what it describes as Forza Horizon’s EOL (End of Life), which is scheduled for October 20th.

On October 20, the original Forza Horizon for Xbox 360 will reach ‘End of Life’ status,” the statement said. That means that the game and its associated DLC will no longer be available for purchase.

"Players who own Forza Horizon before that date will still be able to download and play the game and its associated content as normal. After that date, however, Forza Horizon and its associated DLC will no longer be for sale.”

Forza Horizon 3 is developed by UK studio Playground Games, which has steered the successful spin-off series right from the beginning.

The first Forza Horizon was released on Xbox 360 in 2012, offering a slightly more arcade-orientated take on the typically quite stiff-upper-lipped Forza formula. Its successor, Forza Horizon 2, followed in 2014 and was released on both Xbox One and 360 – the latter of which was developed by UK studio Sumo Digital.

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