Forza Horizon 5 has a fantastic start. Already on Friday, when the festival in Mexico opened to the owners of a more expensive edition of the game, 700,000 players were recorded. The numbers have been rising since yesterday, and today the boss of the Xbox boasted that 4.5 million players on consoles, PCs and in the cloud already enjoy the races.
Forza Horizon 5 has the best start in game history since Xbox Game Studios. Unfortunately, the title that the game deposed was not revealed. Instead, we learned that the record in the number of concurrent players is 3 times higher than the record of Forzy Horizon 4.
We probably won’t know anything about the sales themselves. Microsoft does not share these numbers, and Forza Horizon 5 has been around since its launch available in an Xbox Game Pass subscription for Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One consoles, as well as for PC and over the cloud.
We’ve invested for years in Xbox so more people can play. With 4.5+ million players so far across PC, cloud & console, Forza Horizon 5 shows that promise coming to life. Largest launch day for XGS game, peak concurrent 3x FH4 high. Thank you players & congrats to @WeArePlayground
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 10, 2021
According to Phil Spencer, Forza Horizon 5 shows that subscription and cloud investments pay off. The company aims to bring sophisticated games to as many players as possible from all over the world.
I wonder how another big game from Microsoft will fare, a shooter will arrive in a month Halo Infinite.
We recommended Forzu Horizon 5 in our review 10/10. Adam Bárta did not expect the fifth part to be that good. “The racing series from Playground Games did not disappoint again and in the new episode it offers a diverse map of Mexico, beautiful audiovisual, better car sounds and well-crafted multiplayer. Forza Horizon 5 is simply an almost perfect game that takes the best of the previous parts and takes everything one step further, “ wrote in the verdict.