Microsoft has confirmed that Forza Horizon 5 has become the largest release of any Xbox title in company history, with 10 million players jumping into the wonderfully reinvented Mexican landscape by Playground Games. And all that with just one week since it was launched!
In a post on the official Forza Horizon account and Twitter (below), the company confirmed that the game has had the biggest launch of a title in Xbox history, which obviously means that it also broke the records that other Xbox Game Studios games had, as well as the absolute record of Xbox Game Pass.
Before the announcement, Xbox boss Phil Spencer also revealed that the game had experienced the biggest launch day of all Xbox Game Studios games. In fact, The open world racing game racked up over 4.5 million players in launch week (not in the seven-day period), where it also featured peaks of concurrent players three times higher than its predecessor had achieved, Forza Horizon 4.
As with all Xbox Game Studios games, Forza Horizon 5 launched as part of the Xbox subscription service Xbox Game Pass, which means that subscribers can access the game at no additional cost from day one.
While some have questioned the financial viability of a service like Game Pass, Spencer recently explained that the platform is proving to be “very, very sustainable”. That news is likely to please those who are currently subscribed to the service. Especially considering that Microsoft recently announced that subscriber growth had slowed.
As Horizon 5 continues to break records, Playground Games also recently announced that it will continue to add content to the game. Some of them, for example, will increase inclusion and make the game more accessible to a wider range of players.
In fact, in addition to a series of basic accessibility features that can currently be found within the racing simulator, Horizon 5 is also preparing to add an on-screen sign language interpreter for the game. Although that will come in a future update that has no date yet. In this article we will tell you how it will be implemented.