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Forza Horizon 3 Is Officially Being Delisted

The Playground Games team announced earlier today on Twitter and the Forza forums that 2016’s Forza Horizon 3 will be racing off into the sunset on September 27th, 2020. As they’ve done with previous installments in the series, Forza Horizon 3 will be on sale until it reaches “end of life” status on the 27th at which time the game and all of its DLC will be removed from digital stores.

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TheEnigma31340d ago

This is why I buy physical when I can. I remember losing MvC2 on PS3 because Disney bought the license and I couldn't download it anymore.

porkChop40d ago

You can still download these games. You just can't buy them anymore.

CobraKai40d ago

That’s one of the issues about digital games. Those who never got to buy these games will be out of luck unless a physical copy exists.

porkChop40d ago

I agree. The problem is the music companies are greedy and want game publishers to sign new contracts. It should be that music licenses for a game last forever for that specific game. That would prevent most games from being delisted.

darthv7240d ago

I buy physical as well but keep in mind its not just the game that is effected but also the dlc. And this is nothing new for this series. Each previous iteration has been delisted about 4 years after release. So each year is another one to remove. This year it is FH3, last was FM6, the one prior was FH2 and before that it was FM5. Next year will be FM7 and the year after will be FH4.

dumahim40d ago

I think they'll keep FM7 and FH4 up longer since we might not get another Forza game until 2022.

KRUSSIDULL40d ago

You can still download owned digital stuff you just can't buy them because license deals.

SickSinceSix40d ago

I can download the Marvel vs Capcom: Origins demo on PS3 since I downloaded it before the delisting but can't upgrade to the full version.

Razmiran40d ago

I bought the full version and can still access it, maybe you should talk to customer support?

SickSinceSix39d ago

No, I mean I only downloaded the demo before the delisting so I can still download the demo only, I can't pay to upgrade to the full version

tombfan40d ago

Also, there's Horizon 4, when was the last time you played the 3rd one?

Teflon0240d ago

Yet I can download it right now. Maybe look in your download list. Sucks looking on ps3. But it's there 100%, just like TMNT reshelled was there still for me for the period it was delisted and Scott Pilgrim is still there for me

itsmebryan40d ago

What are you talking about if you have the day you still have it . It's just not available from the digital store. Smh

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TeamIcoFan40d ago

All digital is the future everyone.
Get used to never truly owning your games ever again.

TheRealTedCruz40d ago

You still have access if you purchased the game. So, no, that statement isn't correct. If it is something you purchased, you own it. Not saying it CAN'T happen, but I've only seen it happen in the mobile phone market, where you cant access content you previously purchased, personally.

JonTheGod40d ago

I own P.T. It might not have cost anything but I added it to my basket, went through the checkout, purchased a £0.00 costing game.

They removed that from the store and I can no longer download it.

TheRealTedCruz40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

@Jon

And? Do you know how many promotional demos have been lost to time? There's a giant difference between losing access to promotional material, of which you did not pay for, and losing access to a game you purchased outright.

Name a game that you purchased outright on a known storefront, of which you were restricted from accessing after the fact. Outside of online only games whose servers were taken down. Mainly a console thing, considering there are normally workarounds on PC.

TheRealTedCruz40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

@Jon

And? Do you know how many promotional demos have been lost to time? There's a giant difference between losing access to promotional material, of which you did not pay for, and losing access to a game you purchased outright.

Name a game that you purchased outright on a known storefront, of which you were restricted from accessing after the fact. Outside of online only games whose servers were taken down. Mainly a console thing, considering there are normally workarounds on PC.

abstractel40d ago

Problem is it's only a matter of time before you can't download purchased games. Backing up to a harddrive is players best bet to keep all their content. Hopefully this will be possible on the PS5/XBXS

zacfoldor40d ago

Can you still download purchased games from the Wii Shop? I am not sure.

dumahim40d ago

It has happened with music more often than you'd think. I think there's been a movie service or two that has shut down as well. So sure, while they're still up and running, you can still download your purchases, but if they close up shop, then it's gone.

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waderae40d ago

You used to at least own a "licence" to play the game

With Sub services, Gamepass/PS now etc... you dont even have a licence for the game anymore.

KwietStorm40d ago

Looks at all my digital music and movies stored on my disks and NAS. I wish I owned all this stuff that I own.

gamer780440d ago

I used to have a big problem with digital, but as I got older I realized everything is just on loan to me anyways so now I buy physical if it’s something I really want too hold on to but 90% of the time it’s Digital for me.

bouzebbal40d ago

Or your money.. They want to do the same with cash

Terry_B40d ago

Incorrect statement. This is just the equal situation to a game not being available as new in a store anymore.

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stevej33640d ago

I don't understand why this is even news. You can still buy a hard copy and if you want it its still on sale for plenty of time digitally.

Terry_B40d ago

Thankls for sharing, bought the ultimate editon for 23 euro. First time since years I bought something from that store. Sucks they never got it to Steam

ChunkyHD39d ago

Why wouldn't they continue offering the game at a reduced rate, like old games on steam? Silly decision.

Elit3Nick39d ago

It has to do with the car and music licenses expiring