Fora Horizon 5 is a 2021 auto racing computer game created by Playground Games and also released by Xbox Game Studios. It is the 5th Fora Horizon title and twelfth major installment in the Fora collection. The game is set in a fictionalized representation of Mexico. It was launched on 9 November 2021 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X/S.
Fora Horizon 5 is a success. With just one day available officially in the market, the new game of Playground Games has already become the best launch for Xbox Game Studios, thanks with more than 4.5 million registered players. This even drew the attention of Phil Spencer, chief of Xbox.
Through the official account of it on Twitter, Spencer celebrated the launch of Fora Horizon 5, mentioning that more than 4.5 million players are already enjoying this title in the Xbox, PC consoles and even in the cloud. This was what he commented:
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We have invested for years in Xbox so that more people can play. With more than 4.5 million players so far on PC, cloud and console, Fora Horizon 5 shows that this promise becomes a reality. [This was] the larger release day for an Xbox Game Studio game, surpassing the highest concurrent peak of Fora Horizon 4 three times. Thank you players and congratulations to Playground Games.
Although Spencer does not share specific data, We know that at least one million of this group are people who paid for this title, since they had anticipated access to this delivery. On the other hand, it has also been mentioned that Fora Horizon 5 has exceeded the concurrent peak of players of the previous delivery for three times its number. There is no doubt that Xbox has given us one of the best experiences of the year.
On related topics, you can check out our review of Fora Horizon 5 here. Similarly, this video shows us a comparison between real Mexico, and the Game Mexico.
Editor s note:
Fora Horizon 5 has shown that AAA releases are still important for Xbox. While the emphasis is on Game Pass, and in nourishing this platform with all kinds of experiences, fans are still willing to pay for something as impressive as the new work of Playground Games, and that must be celebrated.