What you need to know
- Forza Horizon 5 is an epic open-world racing game from Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios.
- As one of the highest-rated and well-received games of 2021, Forza Horizon 5 has been smashing records.
- On Thursday, Playground confirmed that FH5 has enjoyed the largest launch in Xbox and Xbox Game Pass history.
- Less than 10 days after its initial launch, Forza Horizon 5 already has over 10 million players!
Forza Horizon 5 is indubitably one of the best Xbox games you can play, and has amassed widespread critical acclaim across the board (including from us!). Forza Horizon 5 had already crossed 4.5 million players within its first 24 hours of being officially available, but now it has been confirmed that FH5 has crossed another incredible milestone — less than 10 days after its release, Forza Horizon 5 now has over 10 million players.
Thank you to the more than 10M #ForzaHorizon5 fans for the biggest first week in @Xbox history and @XboxGamePass EVER. GG! pic.twitter.com/WXZawEvBkOThank you to the more than 10M #ForzaHorizon5 fans for the biggest first week in @Xbox history and @XboxGamePass EVER. GG! pic.twitter.com/WXZawEvBkO— Forza Horizon (@ForzaHorizon) November 19, 2021November 19, 2021
Any game hitting 10 million players is an accomplishment worth celebrating, but Forza Horizon 5 has achieved the feat in record time, apparently making it the largest game launch in Xbox and Xbox Game Pass history. Playground's latest masterpiece deserves it, as well. We concluded in our Forza Horizon 5 review that the studio delivered the "unchallenged champion of open-world racers," with something for almost any player to enjoy.
The game hasn't been perfect, though, with players encountering a variety of bugs and issues in Forza Horizon 5. Playground Games has been working hard to resolve any lingering issues. The first hotfix update for Forza Horizon 5 was just released and aims to solve many early problems.
Forza Horizon 5 is available right now for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, and is also available through Xbox Game Pass. If you want to learn more about FH5 and why it's one of the best Xbox racing games, be sure to check out our ultimate guide to Forza Horizon 5.
The unchallenged champion
The best open-world racer
Playground Games has delivered their latest masterpiece with Forza Horizon 5, which features the series' most diverse map and largest car list yet. Forza Horizon 5 somehow fulfills its ambitious promises to be the best open-world racer right now, and one of the best racing games in general.
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