The Forza franchise made it’s debut back in 2005, when the racing rage was all Need For Speed! Back in 2005, when Turn 10 studios made the first Forza game, Forza Motorsport an Xbox exclusive, it really meant war! On the other hand, the Midnight Club series was also going strong, but the Forza franchise has come a long way sticking to the Xbox only.
With the recent release of Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft reports that Forza Horizon 3 has become the best-selling racing franchise of this generation. As of December 2016, the Forza franchise has made more than $1 Billion is retail sales. As far we can see, sticking close with Microsoft played out very well for them, even with the Xbox One S release when Microsoft announced the Xbox One S’s support for HDR, bringing new visuals to supported displays which got Microsoft a strong release to showcase how well HDR works on the Xbox One S.
“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. – Phil Spencer
As of what Microsoft reports, Forza Horizon 3 has sold over 2.5M copies worldwide. Additionally with the support for HDR came the support Microsoft’s Play Anywhere program that let’s you buy the game once and let’s you play on both PC and Xbox One with harmony. And the game isn’t expensive either! Retailing for about $39.99 for two platforms is an amazing price and will also allow you to sync up your game progress between both platforms if you will.