Forza Horizon 5 has become Xbox Game Studios' "Largest Launch"
Forza Horizon 5's peak concurrent player count is 3x larger than its predecessor
Published: 10th November 2021 | Source: Phil Spencer |
Forza Horizon 5 already has more than 4.5 million players
Forza Horizon 5 has become the franchise's most popular entry to date, quickly becoming the "largest launch" of any Xbox Games Studios title from Microsoft.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, has confirmed that the game already has over 4.5 million players across Xbox, PC and cloud, showcasing the potential of Microsoft's Xbox ecosystem and the potential of Xbox Game Pass.
Forza Horizon 5 has already achieved a peak concurrent player count that is three times higher than Forza Horizon 4, highlighting how many gamers are playing the racing game. At this time, it is unknown how many people are playing the retail version of Forza Horizon 5 and how many are playing the game through Xbox Game Pass. Regardless, Forza Horizon 5 has quickly become an enormous success for Xbox.
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Forza Horizon 5 is currently playable on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Cloud. This allows gamers everywhere to enjoy the newly released racer, even if they do not own a compatible PC or an Xbox console. Beyond that, Xbox Game Pass has made Forza Horizon 5 the game's most affordable entry yet, as gamers can access it and a large number of other games with a low monthly cost.
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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