The biggest launch day yet in Xbox game studios: Forza Horizon 5

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  • Forza Horizon 5 has been released as a game and title available on Xbox Game Pass.
  • A day after its launch, it has already hit over 4.5 million players that no game has achieved before.
  • The launch is no surprise, as the teaser shared earlier had fans in high anticipation.

If you don’t know yet, Forza Horizon 5 has been launched and has taken the gaming world by storm. Almost everyone was looking forward to the release of Forza Horizon 5, and from the look of things, it did not disappoint.

The 4K Forza Horizon 5 screenshots released earlier were enough to set the ball rolling, and now, the launch is a massive hit. 

From the game’s leaderboard, it was pretty evident that it would be an instant hit as over one million people had purchased the $99 Premium Edition and 445 premium Add-ons bundle. These two bundles gave them early access before the November 9 release date.

Widespread popularity

According to Phil, the head of Xbox, Forza Horizon 5 has gained massive popularity on Twitter. Over 4.5 million players are getting cozy with the game.

Compared to its predecessor, the Forza Horizon 4, it has hit peak concurrent player count three times over. 

Forza Horizon 4 was also a hit during its reign in 2018, so the success of Forza Horizon 5 should not come as a surprise.

Additionally, Spencer revealed that Forza Horizon 5’s peak concurrent player count had hit three times that of predecessor Forza Horizon 4, one of the biggest games of 2018.

Available across platforms

The game is currently available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox’s cloud gaming. Of course, a large part of its success can be pinned on these platforms and contributed to the rise in numbers.

It is also the number one best-selling game globally right now on Steam and has received ratings of above 90% on various sites.

More to come

If you thought that was it, you are in for a surprise. To add to its success, a post-launch update is expected that will see the addition of sign language interpreters. It seems Xbox is going all out on this game.

So far, it seems users worldwide are more than happy with its launch, and the numbers are expected to go up in the coming weeks. There is also a limited edition Forza Horizon 5 Xbox controller.

Have you jumped on the Forza Horizon 5 bandwagon yet? Share your experience in the comment section below.