Update: Forza Horizon's Twitter account has confirmed that Forza Horizon 3 is approaching "End of Life" status, meaning the game and its DLC will no longer be available to purchase when it is delisted at the end of September.
Original story: If you haven't picked up Forza Horizon 3 yet, you might be running out of time! The game is available at a heavy discount as part of this week's Xbox sale, and it's actually now on offer for the next 47 days - suggesting the game will be delisted when that sale period finishes around the end of September.
As pointed out by Wario64 on Twitter, Forza Horizon 2 was delisted at the end of September 2018 after being included with Xbox Games with Gold and having a DLC sale, and the same applied to Forza Motorsport 6 a year later.
It remains to be seen whether Forza Horizon 3 will be added to Xbox Games with Gold in September, but if you don't want to wait until then, you can grab both the Standard and Ultimate editions on offer right now.
- Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition
- Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition
- Forza Horizon 3 DLC Expansion Pass
Do you think Forza Horizon 3 will be delisted in September? Give us your thoughts in the comments.
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I am gonna buy it today.
I already have the game, since it came with the console bundle that I bought. And later on, I also bought all the DLC, so I'm good.
Thanks very much for this article. Love the game but held off on the DLC. Purchased the expansion pass just now for around £8.50 which is very decent.
Its a shame when DLC is delisted as there's next to no way to access the content.
Again thanks once more
Edit: Don't hold me to this, but I was able to purchase the delisted Forza Horizon 1 Rally DLC by using an Amazon code. That may work for other delisted DLC's as well but try at your own risk of course.
@pip_muzz all delisted games can still be acquired via digital codes, if you manage to find them. But third parties still have a limited supply on those, they don’t have access to code generators, as far as I know.
As far as I can see, I don’t find Horizon 1 or 2 digitally anywhere on Amazon at this time.
@Tharsman All true, but even when those codes are all gone, you still have the option to get a physical version with all DLC included.
Those were also available for previous Forza games, so it'll probably also be true for Forza Horizon 3.
Just nabbed all the DLC in the sale, so I'm covered now.
I have this physically but have yet to play it, perhaps I should quickly nab the dlc while I still can...
@BANJO I can highly recommend both DLC packages, especially the Hot Wheels add-on.
@ThanosReXXX I will try this game out tonight, thanks for the advice, the Hot Wheels dlc sounds good..
I have the game physically and am actually playing the game right now.
I bought all the DLC too. Blizzard Mountain was really fun for awhile. And I am loving the Hot Wheels expansion.
Thanos is correct. The Hot Wheels expansion is crazy fun! 👍🏻
And Blizzard Mountain started to annoy me after a lot of hours out into it, but it’s definitely worth it & most people love it more than I do.
I might buy the DLC since it's fairly cheap. Plus, my kids love Hot Wheels so I have a good excuse there...
@KelticDevil Just seen the Blizzard Mountion promo video, it looks great, and the Hot Wheels dlc from the video looks as you say crazy, for that sale price they sure seem good value..
I wonder if after it’s delisted and i go buy it digital. Would i still be able to get the dlc for it?
I bought the Ultimate Edition and the Expansion Pass at launch 😁.
Great game for its type only bettered by Forza Horizon 4, the racing game of this generation across all consoles.
@WesEds don’t think so, unless you manage to get a physical copy with season pass included, those tend to come with a code for the dlc
Fantastic game! Was the first one to make me absolutely want to get an Xbox. Shame it's being delisted but hardly surprising, hope a lot of folks can scoop it up at this price!
Almost makes me want to purchase the game, though I think there might be a Forza Horizon game on Game Pass, so I might play that one instead!
You can not buy the game digitally or any of the DLC after it gets de-listed. It has to do with the music & car licensing in the game.
Microsoft is usually really good about announcing ahead of time (with discounts) when one of the Forza games is nearing “end of life”.
Correct. Forza Horizon 4 is on Game Pass.
And I will taking advantage of that when I get done with FH3. 👍🏻
@BANJO You're welcome. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
@KelticDevil Blizzard Mountain is definitely less accessible than the Hot Wheels DLC, but once you get to grips with it, it can still be more than entertaining enough in its own right.
I agree. I just suck at it, to be honest. And more of a personal thing....
I grew up in the snow & hate driving in it, so doing it for fun in a video game was cool at first & then I remembered why I hated it when I was younger. Haha.
Yea unfortunately, it’s just the way it is with racing games. So much licensing is involved that they have to de-list it after a certain amount of years.
If you purchased the Ultimate Edition physical version and wanted to pick up the digital to back it up/replace it, would you need to repurchase all of the DLC you got with the physical version? If so, that seems cheap on Microsoft's part.
@KelticDevil Ah, that makes sense, I suppose. Especially when games are supposed to be a getaway from the real world, not a reminder...
Huge fan of such a beautiful franchise! Epic scenery! But I’m a bit at a loss as to why Microsoft with all the money they have can’t extend the licensing agreements and keep the game available?!? That sucks! This is why physical games still rule for me. I didn’t even know till today that 2 was delisted & i guess Horizon 4 will follow 😡 physical forever!!!
@KelticDevil I just thought that if someone picked up a physical copy of a game that is now no longer available on the Xbox store, would you still be able to purchase the DLC through the in game menu,
If it’s not possible then that kinda sucks because it means that there’s no way of actually completing the game and getting all achievements
@BlueOcean tagging you because you have both!
Is the dlc (i.e. the mountain and hot wheels) included in the ultimate edition? I couldn't see it listed as part of it and there's a separate expansion pass. If the expansion pass isn't part of the ultimate edition, then what is? I mean Ive seen what is included but I don't really know what those bits of dlc in the UE are/mean
@ralphdibny The Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 3 doesn't include everything. You need the Expansion Pass for the two map expansions that are Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels. (Almost) everything else is included in Ultimate.
Forza Horizon 4 changed this and you get everything with the Ultimate Edition. I hope that this clears it up 😀.
@BlueOcean ah cheers, what is everything else? Sorry if I'm being thick about it. I enjoyed Forza horizon 4 so I'm considering the game, but I only had the base game and the Lego dlc which came with my xbox, I didn't really understand what the other passes were that were available
@ralphdibny No problem. It's a bit confusing so I wrote the following for myself back in the day.
FORZA HORIZON 3 ULTIMATE EDITION includes:
· 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV
· 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
· 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020
· 2015 Ferrari F12TDF
· 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351
VIPs will receive additional benefits such as VIP wheel spins with extra rewards each time you level up, access to exclusive online events, community gifts and more.
· 2016 Ford #66 Racing GT Le Mans
· 2014 Audi #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports R8 LMS ultra
· 2014 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R
· 2014 Dodge #93 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R
· 2014 Ferrari #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE
· 2015 Nissan #1 NISMO MOTUL AUTECH GT-R
· 2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo
· 2016 Holden #22 Sharkbite HRT VF Commodore
· 2016 Ford #55 Supercheap Falcon FG X
· 2014 #55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE
· Smoking Tire Car Pack
· Alpinestars Car Pack
· Logitech G Car Pack
· Rockstar Energy Car Pack
· Playseat Car Pack
· Duracell Car Pack
EXPANSION PASS: The expansion pass includes two map expansions: Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels.
TREASURE MAP: reveals the location of special items.
HORN ACCELERATOR: Immediate access to all the novelty car horn sounds.
PORSCHE CAR PACK: 7th car pack with 7 cars.
@BlueOcean cripes that would be very confusing without your explanation, thanks for digging that info out for me!
I think I'll take a punt, Australia doesn't sound as exciting as the UK but horizon 4 is probably the only semi realistic racing game I've enjoyed in years. I quite like the look of the Italy setting of (I think) horizon 2 as well but I'd have to get that on disc
It's about £27 without the Porsche pack, such a shame that's not included!
Even though these games get delisted, mainly due to expired licencing agreements Indo like how the server side of things gets left on. I still play the original Forza Horizon all the time and my Xbox friends scores and times still pop up in the background. (plus it still has the best OST)
@ralphdibny You're welcome. I love both Forza Horizon 3 and 4. 3 is more horizontal and it has gorgeous bucolic races on the sand. They feel and look quite different.
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