Forza Horizon 4 hits the two million players milestone in its first week

Microsoft's latest platform exclusive title, Forza Horizon 4, is off to a great start, with the company announcing today that the racing game has a whopping two million active players already. For comparison, State of Decay 2, Microsoft's previous exclusive venture, had to wait two weeks before reaching the two million milestone.

Having a massive player count isn't the only thing that Playground Games' Forza Horizon 4 has achieved, with Microsoft pointing out that it is the "highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation" according to Metacritic. Neowin's own review of the title also shared the positive reaction, with it grabbing a "9.5/10 Amazing" score from us.

Microsoft also touted that the Forza franchise remains the "best-selling racing franchise of this console generation," and there doesn't seem to be any contenders forming on the horizon. Here are some more interesting stats that the company shared today:

  • More than 4.6 million hours of Forza Horizon 4 gameplay have been watched across Mixer, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook as of Oct. 9*
  • Players have logged more than 822.7 million miles – that’s probably not covered under manufacturer warranty
  • 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 – you’ve been looking for miles and miles and miles…

*Source: Mixer, Stream Hatchet

Looking towards the future, Forza Horizon 4 is slated to receive its highly-anticipated Route Creator feature on October 25. And don't forget that the current in-game season will be turning from Autumn to Winter tomorrow, changing up the British countryside in various snowy ways.

Forza Horizon 4 is available to purchase via the Microsoft Store for the Xbox One console family as well as Windows 10 PCs. Xbox Game Pass subscribers also have complete access to the base game.

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