Forza Motorsport 5 Retired From Xbox Store

When one (digital car) door opens, another closes. With Forza Motorsport 7 now available across the globe, Microsoft has removed the first Xbox One Forza title from its online store.

It seems hard to believe, but Forza Motorsport 5 launched nearly four years ago. It arrived alongside the then-new One, making it the first Forza console launch title. The game boasted 200 cars and 14 tracks at launch. The vehicle roster grew over the following year, with a combination of free and paid DLC. Meanwhile, Turn 10 bolstered the track count with three free additions, including a laser-scanned Nürburgring.

The writing was on the wall for FM5’s retirement. Last year, Microsoft gave the original Forza Horizon “End of Life” status just in time for its fourth birthday. Only a month prior, the company had made the game a free title courtesy of Games With Gold, and backwards compatible on the One no less. When FM5 received the same complimentary status last month, it was only a matter of time.

In addition to the game itself, Microsoft has delisted all DLC. Those that own any part of FM5 will still be able to download it at their leisure. Physical copies will obviously still work as well.

If you’re wondering about the new kid on the block — available on PC and Xbox One — you can read our XB1 review right here.

Featured image courtesy of Big Goonz.

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