You can only buy Forza Horizon 5 in a (digital) store of your choice since yesterday, but that did not prevent the title from already attracting impressive numbers of players. A total of 4.5 million car fans are already cruising through the latest offshoot of the series and enjoying fast arcade fun.

Since the title was published exclusively for the various Xbox models and the PC, there are of course a not insignificant number of players on the latter. Particularly Steam currently recorded a decent sum with more than 72,000 simultaneous players, which meant that Forza Horizon 5 was at number 10 on the Steam charts.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer speaks up

Even Xbox boss Phil Spencer himself can of course not leave this event uncommented. He wrote on twitterthat with the overwhelming launch you will experience the best release from Xbox Game Studios. The number of simultaneous players is three times as high as that of Forza Horizon 4 when it was released. He thanked the fans and congratulated the responsible developer, Playground Games.

The success does not come from anywhere, and testers and critics are more than satisfied with the latest offshoot of the Forza series. The impressive scope, the many detailed vehicle models as well as the beautiful game world and excellent physics were praised. From some corners it even rained full marks. You can find an overview of the ratings here. We were also very impressed by the arcade racer in our preview.

Those: Phil Spencer on Twitter / SteamDB

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