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Forza Horizon 4 crosses 2 million players

Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

Forza Horizon 4 launched a few weeks ago, and gamers are loving the open-world racing experience. The game features upgraded visuals and a shared world for an even more community-focused experience. The user feedback seems to be great, and the title has also garnered a lot of critical acclaim from numerous outlets. The game currently sits at a 92 on Metacritic from almost eighty reviews. It appears that the critical success has also translated to more sales.

Today, Microsoft announced that Forza Horizon 4 crossed two million players in the first week alone. The developer issued the following statement discussing the player count on Xbox One and PC.

It has been one week since we launched Forza Horizon 4 and we are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we continue to receive from players around the world. We are proud to say that in this first week alone, there are currently two million players driving around Forza Horizon 4's Britain. On behalf of everyone at Playground Games, thank you for supporting Forza Horizon 4 and making the game such a success! More than 4.6 million hours of Forza Horizon 4 gameplay have been watched across Mixer, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.

It's great to see that the game is doing this well. Another report that came out over the weekend suggested that Forza Horizon 4 has doubled its launch player count over Forza Horizon 3. This might be a result of Xbox Game Pass because the game is available for free to anyone who subscribes to the service for $9.99 a month.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

8 Comments
  • So much fun
  • didn't state of decay 2 get 3 million in a week?
  • it did. I believe state of decay has a big PC following too and may have contributed to it's larger base initially. Forza has mostly been associated with the console so smaller pool of players (Even though PC players can play Forza too)
  • It's also a racing game. Zombies and shooters usually have bigger followings.
  • Actually State of Decay 2 got 2 million players in just under 2 weeks…link: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/06/04/state-of-decay-2-exceeds-2-millio...
  • Fantastic visuals and tight gameplay make for a great session! Loving it!
  • Game of the year!
  • Forza is reigning supreme. Whatever happened to the NFS of racing games :D