Forza Horizon 5 saw Xbox Games’ “biggest launch day” – Destructoid

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Microsoft celebrates the launch of its excellent racing suite Forza Horizon 5, calling its November 9 release date the biggest launch day in Xbox Game Studios history. Xbox VP of Games Phil Spencer took to Twitter to share his delight.

We’ve been investing in Xbox for years so more people can play.” wrote Spencer. “With over 4.5 million players to date across PC, cloud and console, Forza Horizon 5 shows that this promise comes to life. Biggest launch day for XGS game, 3x concurrent peak [Forza Horizon 4] high. Thanks to the players and congratulations to [Playground Games].

Spencer’s reference to “4.5+ million players” will refer to those who purchased a launch-day copy of the run sequel, those who purchased $100 Premium Edition for early access on November 5, and those playing through the Xbox Game Pass online subscription service. Given Spencer’s comments that Forza Horizon 5 peaked at three times the peak of its predecessor, we can assume that staggering revenue has already been generated by the title just days after its launch.

Forza Horizon 5 is unquestionably one of the most breathtaking releases of 2021, with dazzling environments and almost photorealistic vehicles. Praise has also been given to the title by critics and fans alike for its wide range of customization features, as well as its strong implementation of inclusivity and accessibility options – such as deep bio choices for drivers. and smart initiatives, including an on-screen sign language interpreter. . Rating elevated at all levels, Forza Horizon 5 is considered an essential purchase for racing fans.

Forza Horizon 5 is now widely available on PC and Xbox platforms.

Chris Moise

Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former master of Saturday night slam. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse

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