Microsoft sets the record with Forza Horizon 5
Microsoft sets the record with Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 is off to a great start, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer announcing on Twitter that the racing game has attracted 4.5 million players across games, PC and cloud platforms.

Due to the premium purchase of the game, many of these players were already in the game prior to its release.

Forza Horizon 5 is the best release day of any Xbox Game Studio. So far, the maximum number of concurrent players has reached three times that of Forza Horizon 4.

The director said Microsoft's multi-year investment in opening the door to Xbox games to more people through PC, the cloud, and Game Pass is now paying off. "Forza Horizon 5 shows that the promise has been fulfilled," he added.

Unlike previous works in the series, no one has to purchase Forza Horizon 5 directly to play it. The game is included in Game Pass for Xbox and PC. It can also be used across mobile phones, tablets and the cloud.

You no longer need a platform or a PC to play many Microsoft Xbox games.

Spencer said a while ago that the company no longer measured success by unit sales for games or platforms. Instead, the company defines success in terms of letting more people play Xbox games on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Given that this game is off to a very good start, it will be interesting to see how Microsoft's next big game, Halo Infinite, performs in the market.

The racing game has reached 4.5 million people

The game is included in Game Pass and the multiplayer component is free. Hence, its potential audience is huge.

The game is also available for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. Except for the Microsoft Store for Windows and Steam.

After years of developers buying and nurturing to make Xbox Game Studios a popular brand, this is an important moment for the software giant.

And the company is set to outdo itself, too, with Halo Infinite releasing in less than a month.

This game is another major advance in the series, not a reinvention. But he made subtle, thoughtful changes to his specific plan, which focuses on the people behind the car in ways that make the franchise obsolete.

In addition to the graphics, soundtrack, etc., the game is also praised for its accessibility options. Including sign language translation, this game has been well received on social media.

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