Forza Horizon 3 has sold over 2.5m units and the Forza franchise as a whole has made over $1bn in retail sales worldwide, Microsoft announced this afternoon.
The Xbox One-exclusive racing series met its respective milestones in December 2016, Turn 10 Studios Studio Head Alan Hartman stated on Microsoft’s Xbox Wire site. Forza Horizon 3 also now has over 14m players, with over 3m joining each month.
"This news caps an amazing year," Hartman wrote. "As of December, more than 14 million unique players were involved in the Forza community on Xbox One and Windows 10, the award-winningForza Horizon 3sold through 2.5 million units, and Forza continued its run as the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation.
"Additionally, our online racing community expanded significantly: over three million players joined us online each month and we launched theForza Racing Championship, an eSports league for players of all skill levels to compete for glory and real-world prizes."
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer added: Since the beginning, Forza has combined stunning graphics, racing’s leading simulation engine, and an emphasis on fun and accessibility. With the Forza series, Turn 10 Studios has built the world’s largest racing community. We couldn’t be more proud of their success.”
Forza Horizon 3 has been a great success for Xbox One, so much so that the title’s now headlining one of Microsoft’s newest official Xbox One S bundles alongside Halo Wars 2.
MCV’s sister site Develop also recently went on a studio visit to Forza Horizon 3 developers Playground Games, where it learned the company was working to expand its current team with a whole new division. The new team will be working on a brand-new non-racing title, but it’s currently unknown what that new game will be. Head over to Develop to read the full interview.