Forza Horizon 3 crosses 10 million players on Xbox One and PC

The past few months have been quite eventful for Playground Games. Not only did Xbox's Phil Spencer announce that the team was joining Microsoft Studios, but the reveal of the new Forza Horizon 4 blew gamers away. Between the introduction of seasons and a shared-world, there's a lot to love about the upcoming open-world racing experience. However, the good news doesn't end there.

During an interview with Team VVV on September 13, 2018, Playground Games' Creative Director Ralph Fulton said that Forza Horizon 3 had surpassed ten million players. This is an amazing figure considering that Forza Horizon 3 is a racing game. A few months ago, the developer announced that it had passed nine million players. Keep in mind that this is a player count and shouldn't be equated to sales figures.

Forza Horizon 3 has garnered a lot of positive press lately, and the fact that it accumulated phenomenal review scores — it sits at a 91 on Metacritic — grew its appeal. Hopefully Forza Horizon 4 will continue the studio's streak. Critically success shouldn't be treated lightly in the gaming industry because it can contribute to a lot of sales.

Forza Horizon 4 should launch on October 2. If you purchase the Ultimate Edition (opens in new tab), you can play it on September 28. The game runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X, but also features a 1080p 60 FPS mode.

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  • Wow, that's impressive. I can see why though, Horizon has brought me back to Forza after not playing for around 8 years or so (Since Motorsport 3 I believe.) I won't be buying 4 right away, but as soon as the first sale hits its mine. XPA is great and the only reason I started playing these again!
  • Be prepared. Forza Horizon games don't really go on sale, because of well they sale. Don't have to. They usually will knock $5 or so off for say, the Ultimate Winter Sale, but if you're expecting a steep discount, expect to wait years.
  • From what I remember, they actually go on sale quite often and soon after, but you are right in the fact that it will be a low amount off for those sales. It might take a year or so to get the $15 off.
  • Wait till black friday. They definitely go on sale. I remember last year it was discounted.
  • I've enjoyed it a lot.
  • Me too. Although I'm not really a racing game gamer, FH3 was a great game that I enjoyed very much. There's no story or anything, so it's easier for people to boot it up and have a quick match. Hot Wheels was unique and fun too.
  • FH3 = Forza Horizon 3. What is XPA code for?
  • Xbox Play Anywhere