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Forza Horizon 5 sets Xbox Game Pass launch record with over 10 million players

The milestone seals the biggest Xbox and Xbox Game Pass launch in history.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 19, 2021

1 Min Read

Forza Horizon 5 has topped 10 million players in one week to deliver the biggest Xbox and Xbox Game Pass launch in history.

Xbox chief Phil Spencer had already declared Playground Games' soaring racer as the company's biggest first-party launch to-date, with the title racking up 4.5 million players across PC, cloud, and console as of November 10, 2021.

The game also managed to triple Forza Horizon 4's peak concurrent player record within one day of launch.

Forza Horizon 5 launched on November 9, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Windows PC, and like all Xbox Game Studios titles was made available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on day one.

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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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