Fans couldn’t wait to jump into Playground Games’ beautiful recreation of Mexico in Forza Horizon 5. Before the game’s release, Horizon 5 had already gained over 1 million players from its Premium Edition alone. Since the game’s full release on November 9, Horizon 5 has hit over 4.5 million players, an Xbox Game Studio record. With the game only being out for 24 hours, we expect this number to grow even more.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to Twitter to thank the fans and congratulate Playground Games.
“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 Xbox Game Studio game, peak concurrent 3x FH4 high. Thank you players & congrats to Playground Games”
Microsoft’s relationship with Playground Games dates back to its first project Forza Horizon in 2012. Microsoft bought out the English developer in 2018. This acquisition led to Playground Games developing its first RPG title, which is a reboot of Fable. Nonetheless, Playground Games have proved themselves as a reliable development team that can make stellar games under Microsoft.
Gamers Love Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 reviews are fantastic, with the average review score being a nine or a ten. The Horizon series has always hit the right balance between realism and imagination over its 9-year span. The game’s recreation of a different location has always been a highlight apart from cars you drive in them.
Forza Horizon 5 is out now on Xbox Series X|S and PC. For the game’s PC specs, you can check out my article here.
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