Turn 10, the game development studio based in Redmond (Washington) and known for creating the Forza franchise, was featured in a lengthy interview with GamesIndustry.
Among various topics, Turn 10’s Creative Director Dan Greenawalt pointed out that many players regularly enjoy both Forza Horizon 3 (developed by Playground Games with support from Turn 10) and Forza Motorsport 6/Apex.
But then you have this massive group that just goes towards both, because they like playing with a community who like cars. It is a lot more simple than… what I hear a lot is people talking about are sub-genres, and whether things are sims or arcade-style games, and a whole lot of things that just doesn’t prove out in the motivations of our players, nor in the numbers. We have a tremendous number of players playing both.
The Forza franchise got way bigger this year when it released the free-to-play Apex as well as Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 PC. The latter had an especially great run, selling over 2.5 million units and pushing the Forza franchise to over $1 billion in retail sales.
Forza Horizon offers you a huge world to explore. It gives you as many cars, from supercars to off-road buggies, to race how and when you want. Explore the outback, race along the coast. Forza Horizon 3 is possibly the best racing game in the world, just marred by performance issues on the PC and the dull nature of the create-your-own-race options.
Turn 10 will probably announce and release Forza Motorsport 7 this year, which should be the first full FM title to launch on PC after the appetizer that was Forza Apex. It will have a tough competition with the likes of Project CARS 2 and Gran Turismo Sport, but racing fans can look forward to some amazing titles.