Forza Horizon 5 was released in 2021 to an overwhelmingly positive reception. It was breaking records even before it fully launched, with early-access players flooding the platform ahead of it being released on Xbox Game Pass on November 1st. Forza Horizon 5 netted a whopping 10 million players across its launch week, and it was recently discovered that in the months that have followed, that number has swollen to 30 million players.
Reportedly, it took around seven months for Forza Horizon 5 to climb from 10 million to 20 million users, and it has taken another eleven months for it to hit 30 million. It’s clear things are slowing dramatically, but there’s still plenty of life in Forza Horizon 5 that players are eager to soak up.
When Forza Horizon 5 was released, it managed to secure a peak concurrent player count that was three times higher than its predecessor, Forza Horizon 4.
It was the most successful Xbox Games Studios launch in history, with the player count increasing by a million or two every single day.
Recently, a user on Twitter – Idle Sloth – noticed through the in-game leaderboard that Forza Horizon 5 has smashed another milestone, netting 30 million players in total. It’s important to stress that this is all-time and not active players, but it’s still a remarkable number.
This revelation comes mere weeks after the release of Forza Horizon 5’s most recent expansion – Rally Adventure – which introduced new tracks, vehicles, modes, and a wealth of brand-new customisation options.
Of course, one of the major things that critics are pointing out is that Forza Horizon 5 is available on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, which means that the vast majority of those 30 million players are ‘not counted as sales’. Either way, it’s still an impressive figure.