Microsoft Studios has announced that as of December 31, 2016, the Forza franchise has crossed $1 billion in sales. This includes sales from Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon, developed by Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games respectively. In addition, Forza Horizon 3 has sold through 2.5 million copies.
"Since the beginning, Forza has combined stunning graphics, racing's leading simulation engine, and an emphasis on fun and accessibility," said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. "With the Forza series, Turn 10 Studios has built the world's largest racing community. We couldn't be more proud of their success."
Given the series' release cadence, Forza Motorsport 7 will likely be launching this year on Xbox One and Windows. Thomas Jackermeier, the CEO of driving wheel manufacturer Fanatec, essentially confirmed the upcoming title in a post on the official Fanatec forums.
Until then, Forza Horizon 3 recently received another update, adding new cars to the mix. The Playseat Car Pack added the 1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A, 1990 Renault Alpine GTA Le Mans, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR, 1970 Honda S800, and 2016 Honda Civic Type R. The update is part of the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is $29.99 or the Ultimate Edition of the game.