It's the end of an era for the first two Forza Horizon games! Both titles will be shutting their online servers this August, with Turn 10 Studios explaining that they each have a "very small player population" and the focus is now on "current games".
This means that as of August 22nd, 2023, you'll no longer be able to access any kind of online functionality in either Forza Horizon or Forza Horizon 2. This includes the Xbox One version of FH2, as well as the Fast & Furious expansion.
"While the single-player experience in both games will remain playable, any online functionality such as matchmaking, leaderboards and the browsing and downloading of online User Generated Content (UGC) including liveries, vinyls, tuning setups, and photos will not be available from August 22, 2023."
The good news is that, as mentioned above, the single-player experience for both of these games will remain playable in the future (including via backwards compatibility on Xbox One, Series X and Xbox Series S), and if you own either of them digitally, you'll still be able to redownload them after the August 22nd date.
As for Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Horizon 4, it's mentioned that these games are entirely unaffected by today's news and will "continue to function like before". Hopefully we're still a long way away from the closure for those two games!
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