Forza Horizon 4 has joined the likes of Sea of Theives and State of Decay 2 in becoming the third Xbox first-party exclusive in 2018 to hit a major player milestone within a matter of days.
Along with becoming the “highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation,” Playground Games’ most recent open-world racer has already logged 2 million players since its release on October 2nd, according to studio director Gavin Raeburn. It’s also the “best-selling racing franchise of this console generation,” which is maybe a more significant number, at least to Microsoft.
By comparison, Sea of Thieves also earned 2 million players within its first week despite considerably more tepid critical reactions, and State of Decay 2 hit the 1 million player mark within a week of its release. All three games launched on Xbox Game Pass the same day as their respective retail versions, which could partially explain their high player counts, not to take anything away from the games themselves.
According to Raeburn, the 2 million players on Forza Horizon 4 have “logged more than 822.7 million miles,” an average of 411.35 miles per player, which isn’t even remotely enough to warrant an oil change. Players have also purchased more than 1.4 million properties and 74.4 million cars in the game.
In addition to the season rotation that makes up the core of Forza Horizon 4‘s live service, the game’s first major update will launch on October 25th and will include the Route Creator, the game’s most-requested feature.
Forza Horizon 4 is available on Xbox One and PC.
Source: Xbox Wire