Forza Horizon 1 and 2 servers closing soon

By Sean Carey,

Servers for Forza Horizon 1 and Forza Horizon 2 will shut down in August, developer Turn 10 Studios has announced.

Turn 10 says that Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2 have a "very small player population" and that online services for both games will close on August 22, 2023, so it can focus on its most current games.

Forza Horizon 1 and Forza Horizon 2 servers closing August 22

Forza Horizon ~ HeroArt

The server closure impacts both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One versions of Forza Horizon 2 as well as both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the standalone game, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, though there are no strictly online achievements you need to worry about here.

"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," Turn 10 says.

The studio also notes that due to the age of these games and their services, "access to online functionality even prior to the official closure date is not guaranteed." Servers for FH1 and FH2 have been all over the place in recent years, so being able to get online and pop achievements (that aren't already discontinued) in both games will probably be a bit of a challenge.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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