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The Forza series has earned over a billion dollars

Inside it 16.02.2017 at 14:38

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It has been over ten years since the release of Forza Motorsport on the Xbox 360, and during this time, the series has become a decent alternative to Gran Turismo on consoles from Microsoft.

Now, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios revealed details about how popular is Forza.

To the end of last year, income from retail sales of games in the series have exceeded $1 billion. In December, "more than 14 million unique players entered the Forza community on Xbox One and Windows 10".

the Head of Turn 10 Studios ' Alan Hartman (Alan Hartman) added that the online community Forza has expanded significantly in 2016: every month he was joined by more than three million players. Moreover, the company launched Forza Racing Championship — "eSports League for players of any skill level, competing for glory and cash prizes".

the Latest game in the series, Forza Horizon 3, was released in September 2016. Microsoft said that since its release it has sold over 2.5 million copies of the game. Because of this, she became "the best-selling racing project of this generation of consoles", according to research company NPD Group, assembled in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand from November 2012.

"From the beginning, Forza combines stunning graphics, leading to the genre of racing simulation engine and focus on fun and accessibility, — said the head of the Xbox division of Microsoft's Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer). — Turn 10 Studios with Forza series has built the world's largest racing community. We are extremely proud of their success."