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Forza Horizon 5 had the biggest launch of any Xbox Game Studios title in history

The open-world racer has amassed over 4.5 million players across PC, cloud, and console.

Chris Kerr

November 10, 2021

1 Min Read

Forza Horizon 5 has just achieved the biggest launch for an Xbox Game Studios title, according to Xbox chief Phil Spencer

Spencer explained the open-world racer has amassed over 4.5 million players across PC, cloud, and console, and delivered triple the number of peak concurrent players than Forza Horizon 4 managed throughout its lifetime.

Developed by Playground Games, Forza Horizon 5 launched on November 9, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Windows PC, and was made available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on day one.

Earlier this week, Playground detailed how it's working to make the title more accessible, outlining plans to include sign language support for cutscenes in an update that's due to arrive in the near future.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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