Forza Series Reaches 7 Million Players on Xbox One

That's split between Forza 5 and Horizon 2; watch first trailer for Forza 6's Fast & Furious DLC pack.


Microsoft announced a new milestone for its Xbox racing franchise today, confirming that, between Forza Motorsport 5 and Forza Horizon 2, more than 7 million people have played the franchise on Xbox One. A specific breakdown between each game was not announced.

The company shared the new milestone today, September 15, the day that Forza Motorsport 6 launches on Xbox One. It's the "biggest Forza ever created," Microsoft says, noting that it includes 460 cars, 26 tracks, and 24-player online multiplayer. The game will launch in Europe this coming Friday, September 18.

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Microsoft has also released a new trailer for Forza 6's Fast & Furious Car Pack, which includes cars seen in the popular movie series. Some of these include the 2014 Terradyne Gurkha LAPV and the 2002 Nissan Fairlady Z. The car pack is included with the Forza 6 Ultimate ($100) and Deluxe ($80) editions, or can be purchased by itself for $10. Alternatively, you can buy the cars individually for $3 each.

In addition, Microsoft announced that everyone who played the Forza 6 demo--more than 1 million people and counting--will get a free car in the form of the 2017 Ford GT. This is the game's cover car.

Lastly, Microsoft also reminded gamers today that it's selling a $400 Forza 6 Xbox One bundle that comes with a 1 TB blue system, matching controller, and a digital copy of Forza 6.

For more on Forza 6, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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