Forza Motorsport 7

Microsoft Currently Has No Plans To Bring Past Forza Games To Xbox Game Pass

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 24, 2018
Forza Motorsport 7

Microsoft Currently Has No Plans To Bring Past Forza Games To Xbox Game Pass

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 24, 2018

Microsoft has revealed that it currently has no plans to bring Forza Motorsport 7 or Forza Horizon 3 to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Head of Xbox Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg, revealed on Twitter earlier today – in a response to fan asking about the latest Forza installments – that the team has already added “a large selection” of existing exclusives, and that the focus is on upcoming games from Microsoft Studios.

Whilst Greenberg said there’s no plans to add these titles “at this time,” there’s nothing to rule out Forza Motorsport 7 or Forza Horizon 3 coming to Xbox Game Pass down the road, but licensing with automakers and sponsors for these titles may create complications for Xbox Game Pass, making it easier to focus on future Forza games for the service instead.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that all future first-party exclusives for Xbox One would be added to Xbox Game Pass on the day of their release. These games will be permanent additions to the program, and Microsoft has promised they won’t be cycled out of Xbox Game Pass as seen with other titles on the service. Games available on Xbox Game Pass with Xbox Play Anywhere support for Windows 10 will also be playable on PC with the subscription service at no additional cost.

Xbox Game Pass includes over 100 titles spanning Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to Original Xbox classics. It costs $9.99 (€9.99, £7.99) per month, but Microsoft is working with GameStop and other retails to offer six-month subscriptions available to purchase for $59.99. These will become available on March 20th, the same day Rare’s pirate advantage game Sea of Thieves launches in retail and for digital download. It will also join the Xbox Game Pass library on March 20th as well.

 

In its Xbox Game Pass announcement this week, Microsoft confirmed that future entries in the Halo, Forza, and Gears of War franchises were in development for Xbox One, and that these would be added to Xbox Game Pass on their release.

Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4 are already available on Xbox Game Pass, with Halo Wars 2 joining the subscription service on February 1st.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.