Forza Horizon 5 Sets New Xbox Record With Staggering Opening Day Response From Fans

Published 11/10/2021, 6:27 AM EST


Forza Horizon 5 is out on the market and fans are already in love with it. On 9th Nov 2021, devs finally released the game on Xbox One, Xbox series X/S, Xbox Game Pass, and Microsoft Windows. On day one itself, the game recorded a whopping 4.5 million (approximately) players. These figures are the total of players from all the platforms. It’s the largest ever opening for a video game created by Xbox Game Studio.

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In fact, these figures are approx three times that of Forza Horizon 4 highest player base.

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The devs are already feeling overwhelmed by the love and support of the fans. Phil Spencer, who is the head of Xbox, thanked the fans and congratulated Playground Games, who are the official developers of the game.

This is a moment of joy for the Xbox Game Studio as this was totally unexpected. Also, this game was already generating a lot of buzz, for a very long time, and that helped in making it one of the most awaited games of this year. Forza has always had a dedicated fan following, and it’s wholly unsurprising that the was as big as it was even before Horizon 5 released.

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Getting so many players to play the game isn’t the developers’ only achievement. On 8th Nov 2021, which was the day before the release, the company achieved one more feat. The game was already accessible to fans even before its official release date through the beta version. Even before the release, the game had acquired a playerbase of over 1 million through the beta version.

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This milestone proved that fans had been genuinely waiting for the next Forza Horizon game for a long time. And this is a racing-game fans should definitely try as soon as possible. Here’s what a review on Game Rant says about the Forza Horizon 5:

“Forza Horizon 5 is flashy and vibrant. It packs in pretty much everything one could want out of a racing game, with a broad selection of cars, tracks, and challenges to complete.”

Comment down and let us know what your favorite car from Forza Horizon 5 is.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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