Rob, Patrick, and Cado come together on this Keighly’s Eve to talk about the things that, well, The Game Awards probably won’t talk about. We catch up with the continuing stories coming out of Activision-Blizzard, and the current strike and strike fund to combat against horrible working conditions and the layoffs that happened at Raven Software. After the break, Rob and Cado are taking to the stars in CHOPVS. Er, sorry CHORVS. Wait no, I’m hearing word that it’s actually Chorus? An arcady open world space shooter with some questionable marketing decisions around their name, but some pretty fun (well for Cado at least) arcady space shooting action. Patrick’s been diving into the XBOX Demo Festival and checked out a few new games, and Rob is playing a game from 2017 that he didn’t know had been unlisted from the store, Forza Motorsport 7. Then we take a quick dip in the question bucket to see how deep the roast-your-own-coffee rabbit hole goes.
So I had no idea that racing games basically canned themselves after only a couple years. It is absolutely wild and gross that Forza Motorsport 7 was released in 2017 and is now delisted. I am constantly playing games from 2017. Some of my all-time favourites are from 2017. What an incredibly shitty thing.
I’m just getting caught up on this episode, and while it’s a bummer that the Forza games get delisted, if you do own the game nothing effectively changes. There’s also plenty of discs out in the wild for folks that missed the boat for purchasing.
Regarding online services, I’m still able to go online in Forza Horizon 1, which came out in 2011. Of course there will be a time when the game will go offline, just like OG Xbox games at this point, but at the very least these games will be playable for quite some time.