E3 2017 has been a busy time for Turn 10 Studios. With the reveal of Forza Motorsport 7, there is no shortage of news. Not only did we learn more about the game, but we also received an interesting statistic about the series as a whole.
In the beginning of the year, it was announced that Forza had become a billion-dollar franchise. Now, the most recent statistic: there are 4.8 million active players who boot up a Forza game each month. That makes it “one of the largest racing communities in the world,” said T10 boss Alan Hartman.
Now, it’s your call to determine whether or not that is an impressive number. But for Turn 10 Studios, this shows how the expansion to the PC side of gaming has been worth it. Forza Horizon 3, for example, hit 2.5 million sales on both Xbox One and Windows 10. Player-oriented initiatives such as the regular Forzathon events no doubt contribute to the active player figure too.
In addition, FH3 has earned much critical appraise, and even won last year’s E3 Game Critics Award for best racing game. So, it should come as no surprise that the developer will continue its efforts on PC.
FM7 will launch this fall on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. The season looks to be one of the busiest yet for the genre, so sales and usage stats on the game should prove interesting. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for the Forza series.
Featured image courtesy of Andy Voong.