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Forza Horizon 4 is the change this series needed

June 18, 2018 1 min read

A ton of people are playing Forza. There was a 30 percent increase in players across the whole series last year, as 22 million people fired up one of the 10 currently-available games. More than 9 million people have played Forza Horizon 3, and that's a statistic that isn't padded by the advent of Xbox Game Pass. (When Forza Horizon 4 releases this fall, it'll be the first ever Forza title added to Game Pass.)

That's why it feels disingenuous to call Forza Horizon 4 an important game for the series. Horizon is established, it has a huge fanbase, and it shows no sign of slowing down. It'd only be important if Forza were at some sort of crossroads of quality. Forza Horizon 4 will almost certainly be another fun and successful game in a whole franchise filled with fun and successful games.

Forza Horizon 4 won't rest on its laurels, though. It has stopped expanding outward for now, as Horizon 4's United Kingdom is approximately as big as Horizon 3's Australia. Instead, it's adding seasons as a sincere way of varying gameplay. It's a bigger undertaking than it may seem at first.

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