In the first week alone, there are currently two million players driving around Forza Horizon 4’s Britain and enjoying four seasons of racing fun.
Forza Horizon 4 was recently reviewed by yours truly, and it appears I’m not the only one who loved it. With such incredible reviews releasing worldwide for Forza Horizon 4, the game is now the highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation. Forza continues to be the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation, and it’s only been 8 days. The numbers behind the game’s first week are pretty impressive:
- More than 4.6 million hours of Forza Horizon 4 gameplay have been watched across Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook as of Oct. 9th
- Players have logged more than 822.7 million miles
- The community has settled in quite nicely living the Horizon Life, purchasing more than 4.1 million properties and owning more than 74.4 million cars
- More than 377.7 million roads discovered
Forza Horizon 4 was released the same day it hit shelves on Xbox Game Pass and is now available globally on Xbox One and Windows 10. Xbox Game Pass members can start playing Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition alongside over 100 more great games, including highly anticipated new Xbox exclusives the day they’re released. I’ve long championed Microsoft’s Game Pass as a must for Xbox owners, but between Forza, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2, a 10 dollar membership has gotten me brand new games the same day they release. I’ll stop plugging it so hard when it stops paying off, which doesn’t appear to be happening anytime soon.
If you’ve played Forza titles in the past, you know what to expect. Top-notch racing, incredible visuals, and the best racing game in the modern era. Each entry is a step above the last, which is a model for growth that many semi-regular series don’t always see. From the game’s car library being the largest in series history, to the new seasonal mechanics that make it feel as if I’ve still got a little to learn, this game feels new with the familiarity of my favorite racing series. I’ve never played a Forza game that wasn’t better than the last, and that’s not just a product of better consoles and improved graphics.