Electric Square announced today that Forza Street, the free-to-play racing video game available on PC and mobile devices, will no longer be accessible starting this spring. Microsoft has decided to close the servers in a few months permanently. Once the operation is completed, the game will no longer be redeemed from the online stores or started by anyone who has previously downloaded the title.
The reasons behind the server shutdown have not been disclosed, but probably the problem is the cost of maintaining them in the face of a presumably inactive player base. The game launched in May 2019 exclusively on PC and arrived the following year on mobile, where it has been downloaded more than a million times. Despite everything, it seems that the fans’ interest has run out almost immediately, and as a result, Microsoft has decided to pull the plug.
Although it is a free-to-play title, Forza Street includes a microtransaction system. Electric Square has specified that all users who have purchased in-game currency will not be refunded unless purchased in the last month. Because of the closure of the servers, the developers have decided to cut the price on almost all paid products, so anyone who still has some in-game currency left can buy ultra-rare content at a bargain price and enjoy it without problems few months.