Forza Horizon 5 started rolling out to racers last week. Playground Games' sequel has been applauded by many, with our glowing review highlighting its expansive playground, calling it is "one of the most impressive open-worlds in gaming".
And it seems like its accolades have been matched by its sales, as shown by Xbox chief, Phil Spencer. Revealed through his Twitter account, Forza Horizon 5's release marks the "largest launch day" for Xbox Game Studios so far.
Forza Horizon 5 Gives Xbox Game Studios Its Biggest Launch Day Ever
Spencer announced that the game has garnered more than 4.5 million racers on all platforms, marking the biggest launch day for the game studios since its inception.
Even though this player count has probably been assisted by its day-one release on Game Pass, it's still an impressive feat as the title's peak concurrent users are three times higher than Forza Horizon 4.
Aside from breaking records, Playground Games is also expanding its accessibility options for gamers, with the inclusion of a sign language option during cutscenes.
Players have noticed its immersive sound throughout their exploration across Mexico, due to ray tracing driving the game's audio. Various horn effects have also been inspired by themes across Xbox's most popular franchises like Halo, Doom, and Sea of Thieves
Along with its launch on Game Pass, the racing simulator is available to PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and cloud gamers around the globe.