In a new post by Xbox Head Phil Spencer, it was revealed that Forza Horizon 5 already has over 4.5 million players in just a day since its release.
Spencer recently posted the big announcement on his official Twitter account as it surpasses the news of the game gaining 1 million players even though it has not come out yet. This time around, after a day it gets over 4.5 million players, which is November 9, 2021 the actually release date. Most of those players have been in the game ahead of launch with the help of the Premium Edition, which allowed them to play it ahead of launch. It just meant more players purchased this particular edition for the early access.
The Xbox boss shared that the company has invested in Xbox for many years so that a lot of people can play and the number of players shown on Forza Horizon 5 just shows how that promise is coming to life. He noted that this is the largest launch day for an Xbox Game Studios game to date. He revealed that the concurrent peak player for this game is three times higher than its predecessor, Forza Horizon 4. Xbox Game Pass on day one has made that possible and there were a lot of praise from the critics.