It’s official, the launch of Forza Horizon 5 is the best ever in the history of Xbox e di Xbox Game Pass. Taking a look at the official data shared by Microsoft It is easy to understand how the racing game has broken all records: only in its first week after launch, the new effort by Playground Games already has more than ten million players around the world.
Forza Horizon 5 is the best launch in Xbox history
The announcement came as a surprise via the account Twitter game official, who in addition to underline the importance of the goal achieved, also thanked all the fans who are playing the title.
I mind-boggling numbers of Forza Horizon 5 are not only a record for Xbox, but also for the saga itself, given that the fourth chapter recorded a significantly lower number of players than what was detected with its sequel. Forza Horizon 4 in fact during its first week won “just” two million players, figures not even comparable to the current ones.
The reasons behind this stratospheric success are so many, one can be identified in the perception of the Forza Horizon brand, which over the years has acquired more and more value, to which must be added the possibility of obtaining the title on day one on Xbox Game Pass. This last factor in particular could be one of the decisive elements that determined the popularity of the title.
It’s funny at this point that, despite the excellent results, Forza Horizon 5 has not received any nominations for this year’s Game of the Year, where they will battle in reverse. Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, Psychonauts 2, Metroid Dread, Deathloop, It Takes Two e Resident Evil Village. A choice that, of course, aroused the ire of both the public and the insiders.