Forza Horizon 4 crosses 12 million players

A few weeks ago, windows central reported that Forza Horizon 4 had been played by over 10 million gamers. Well, it looks like the figure has skyrocketed since June. According to a report by FullThrottle Media, now the number stands at over 12 million. The game is available through Xbox Game Pass, so that's probably where new users are from.

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Kribwalker1483d ago

“Over 12 million drivers have experienced the shared open-world of beautiful, historic Britain in Forza Horizon 4. The news was shared by Jon Knoles, Design Director at Turn 10 Studios on the latest edition of the Forza Monthly broadcast show. In addition to this landmark figure, he also revealed that more than 4 million players engage with the game on a monthly basis.”

That’s nuts that after a year there’s still over 4 million people playing it on a monthly basis. Even though playground was making games only for xbox at the time, i think it was one of the best studios to buy during their acquisition spree. Can’t wait to see their RPG


They do an excellent job of getting you to login for the weekly stuff. I likely only play the game for a few hours every week but I'm there every week... and have been since release.

r3f1cul1482d ago

Yea I pretty much said the same thing in my comment. Sure it's like 90 mins worth of stuff to do but that's literally it unless you want to suffer the MP stuff which I personally don't enjoy. It's really sad the weekly stuff never refreshes on the DLC islands, would add another giant chunk of things to do but sadly we only get the base island and MAYBE a few stunt jumps or something of the like :(

KickSpinFilter1477d ago

Ya a good example of Gamepass working for the now smaller racing genre. Curious to see what happens for a game like Gears

Obscure_Observer1483d ago


The wait for Playground´s RPG is killing me!

timotim1483d ago

Playground is an extremely talented developer and the game is a beast in every possible way. One of the generations best games and franchises without question.

r3f1cul1482d ago

I'd play more if there were more to do :/ sadly the weekly stuff doesn't carry over to the dlc maps for some idiotically wasteful reason so you are really only left to do the MP which isn't my bag or the weeklies on the base map that take about 90 mins or so and are for some reason mostly the same events O.o again seems sorta wasteful of the potential the game has especially with the track editor and all that good stuff now.

alb18991482d ago

If you need more to do in FH then you have too much free time in your life. Get a girlfriend or a job or maybe read a book because no racer have half of the content of Forza Horizon 4.

ReadyPlayer221482d ago

It's the highest rated racing game this gen and it's not even close. Need for Speed series, The Crew series, and etc. are miles behind where Playground Games are.


PC Games That Are Better With A Controller

Here are some great PC games that are even better with a controller. In fact, one can say that they're meant to be played with a controller.

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shinoff218324d ago

That's why I don't mess with PC gaming for the most part. When I game I'm relaxing. Hard to do that with a keyboard and mouse. That's just my thought on it.

I'm still hoping bethesada adds real controller support to the og fallout or re release them on xbox like what was done with wasteland 1

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Shiore2u23d ago (Edited 23d ago )

What exactly is so hard about using a keyboard and mouse compared to a controller when subjectively relaxing? Do you game upside down on a crossbar?

Daeloki22d ago

At least in my opinion, with a controller I can lay back comfortably in my couch however I want. Keyboard + mouse would require a table and chair, and requires investing in ergonomics not to completely mess up my back (not saying the couch is good for my back either but achieving comfortability is easier). Again, emphasizing that I'm speaking out of opinion, and I agree with you that concepts of relaxing and which is better are both very subjective matters. All in all I don't think it's a particularly good article since it really boils down to personal preference.

ApocalypseShadow24d ago

Next up:

Article on "Controllers that are best played with a game."/S

HellspawnPR198123d ago

Anything that is not a shooter or doesn't have a crosshair.

Minute Man 72116d ago (Edited 16d ago )

My old ass Xbox 360 Rock Candy controller still works fine today "For the Players"


We Should Care More About Xbox Stealing Forza Back After Its Own Pricing Errors

A pricing error saw players briefly get Forza Horizon 4 and 5 cheaply, but Xbox taking the game back over a week later is a dangerous precedent.

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lodossrage302d ago

People should be upset about this. I don't care if people bought those 2 Forza games on the cheap. Microsoft made the pricing error for those moments, not the customers. And why wait a full week to finally "decide" to take the games back?

Everyone had a fit when Konami forced Sony to take away P.T. from people's psn accounts. That was FREE and people had a fit. But these Forza games people PAID for and not a peep? That is nonsense.

This is almost as bad as Overwatch 1, a game people paid for deliberately being made to not work anymore for Overwatch 2, even though people PAID for Overwatch 1.

For all the cheerleaders that want a digital only gaming future, this is the start of the reality you want.

isarai302d ago

That all digital future people push for. Now people are starting to see why the "haters" argued against it.

lodossrage302d ago

Yeah, they're always "haters" until they find things they bought are suddenly gone or not working.

Sadly, that's a lot of people; who cares "as long as it's not me" scenario is common.

EvertonFC301d ago

Tbh a disk ain't gonna work either in the future with about 70mb of the games on the disk ?

ApexWolf22301d ago

Too bad the full game usually isn’t on the disk anymore. That was my main push towards all digital gaming. And since prices typically suck I just wait on sales and grab only 1-2 games day 1 annually anymore.

isarai301d ago

@EveetonFC & ApexWolf22

You two should really play something other than AAA games. Just bought evil west, great game, works perfectly out the box. Played it for about 6hrs before i let the update install by restarting it at the end of my session. Get away from the Ubisoft/EA/Activision games and most of them just work out the box.

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Petebloodyonion301d ago

Totally agree with you, It is scummy tactics that MS should be called on.
If the game was sold at a cheap price by mistake then fix the price and let the ppl who paid t keep their games.
It's not like millions of ppl used that deal and the negative press will be far more expensive and damaging versus the saving.
Again PPLs are right to be pissed!

SullysCigar301d ago

Yep. You're bang on regarding reputational risk.

Lightning77301d ago

Aren't these games on GP though? Regardless this isn't a good look on MS. The all digital future has been slowly exposing itself for awhile now. They should of let ppl keep those games.

frostypants301d ago (Edited 301d ago )

It's not merely "scummy tactics". It's literal theft from those who bought it. It's freaking mass felony by MS.

1Victor301d ago

@lodos the truth is they’re not upset about it their mentality is “ I don’t care soon we will have tons of free games after the purchase goes through “