With Forza Horizon 5, Xbox seems to have hit the bull’s eye. Within a very short time, the new racing game hit was able to celebrate not just one, but two major successes.
Forza Horizon 5 sets new Xbox record
After the newly released racing game Forza Horizon 5 Almost a million players were able to gather around it even before the official release with early access, he sees Success for Xbox even better a few days after publication.
Phil Spencer announced on Twitter that together with Game Pass subscribers and across the PC, console and cloud platforms, unbelievable 4.5 million game ends Do your laps in the racing game:
This means that Forza Horizon 5 can not only outperform its predecessor by three times, but is also the best launch title for a game from Xbox Game Studios. A real Xbox record then.
Spencer also writes that this success is the Result of the long-term investment from Xbox to a wide range of players.
Original message from November 8th:
New Xbox racing game is a huge success
The racing game Force Horizons 5 from Xbox Game Studios and Playground Games celebrated its official release on 09. November 2021. But even before this, the internal statistics of the game show a considerable number of players. With approximately 800,000 active players is already going on in the Opera World Racer (source: VGC).
With the 99.99 euros premium edition Both PC and Xbox gamers had the opportunity to get early access to the game – and they seem to have been doing it in droves. Apparently many were willing to dig a little deeper into their pockets.
Do you already want to do your laps in the racing game? Then you can get the premium edition of Forza Horizon 5 im Xbox-Store to back up:
Have you seen the Forza Horizon 5 trailer? If not, you can with this one Video repeat:
Excellent Metacritic reviews and Steam top sellers
The reason for the mass early start in Forza Horizon 5 is likely to be extremely positive reviews on Metacritic and co. Out of all game releases for this year, the racing game from Xbox ranks one Evaluation of 91 the 6th place.
If you look at the seats in front of Forza Horizon 5, you only see releases for new platforms, not first-time releases. So the racing game is even that among the first new releases most successful game of the year.
The great success of Forza Horizon 5 is also evident in the Steam sales figures noticeable. The racing game has been a top seller there for a long time and even snatched first place among PC players on Steam.
These results are a phenomenal success for Xbox, because the racing game has already generated sales of between 36 million and 79 million US dollars with sales of the premium editions. Even before the release.
If you add all owners of the Standard Edition and owners of the Xbox Game Pass with the official release, the total numbers are certainly already over a million. After all, a high of 70,000 simultaneous players be observed (source: SteamDB).
Our colleagues at spieletipps are also very enthusiastic about Forza Horizon 5. Read the Test how the Xbox racing game fares in detail: