Microsoft confirms it’s killing off Forza Street
The mobile and Windows 10 game will shut its servers this spring
Forza Street, the mobile and Windows 10 spin-off of the Forza Motorsport series, is ending this spring.
A new FAQ on the game’s support page states that the game “will be playable until its closure in spring 2022” and that “after its closure, the game and its features will no longer be accessible”.
If any players still have the game installed after the servers are shut down, if they start the game they’ll simply be shown a message telling them it can’t be played.
The game’s final update was released on Monday, and the in-app purchases store was also closed on that day.
Forza Street - launch trailer
Until the servers close down, the servers will offer 12 weeks of Spotlight++ featuring Rare and Epic cars, will reduce the prices of items which can be bought with in-game currency, and will have faster energy recharge and increased energy storage.
“Our goal is for our dedicated players to have an opportunity to finish off their collection goals,” the statement reads.
Anyone who’s spent money in the game in the last 30 days will have those purchases automatically refunded, but any players with existing in-game currency will have to spend it before the servers shut down, otherwise it’ll be gone.
Developer Electric Square has suggested it will be continuing to work on the Forza series in the future, saying: “We’re proud and grateful for the community of players we were able to build with Forza Street, and we want to use what we learned on building new and exciting Forza products.”
Forza Street was released on Windows 10, iOS and Android in 2019. Instead of offering a straightforward racing game, players can’t steer the car and have to focus on timing their acceleration, braking and nitrous use.
The game was met with heavy criticism at launch for its use of microtransactions and an energy system, with Forbes calling it “a horrific moment for the franchise” and “shockingly bleak”.