At Xbox there is reason to cheer – the freshly released Forza Horizon 5 can gather a huge mass of players right at the beginning and almost cracks the one million mark. And even before the official release date. Now let’s take a look at why this is so.
Xbox’s new racing game is a huge success
The racing game Forza Horizons 5 from Xbox Game Studios and Playground Games celebrated its official release on November 09, 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 in the Xbox Store:
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 massive early start in Forza Horizon 5 is likely to be due to the 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. This means that the racing game is even that among the first new releases so far 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 in the top sellers 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 over a million. After all, a high of 70,000 simultaneous players (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: