Developer Turn 10 has announced that the online servers for Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2 will be shut down on August 22. After the servers are shut down, online features such as matchmaking and leaderboards will no longer be available.
However, the studio has stated that both games will still be fully playable offline. Turn 10 indicated that the decision was made due to the age of both games and the fact that both titles had a small player population.
It is also worth noting that although it is no longer possible to purchase the first two Forza Horizon games, those who purchased them will be able to download them again to play the single player content.
Online features for more recent games in the Forza Horizon franchise – specifically from volume 3 and up – remain available, and the studio does not appear to have any plans to change that anytime soon.
Turn 10 is currently focusing on its most recent release, Forza Horizon 5, and its expansions, which reached a milestone of 30 million players earlier this year.
Forza Horizon 5 is available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.