A huge success even before the official start


Officially, the open-world racing game Forza Horizon 5, which has been awarded a platinum award by 4Players, will not be released until tomorrow (for testing) on ​​Xbox, PC and in Xbox Game Pass. However, early access was possible with the premium editions available both as an update for the Game Pass and independently. And the option of being able to hit the gas pedal a few days before the official start and race through Mexico has obviously been very popular. As reported by colleagues from Videogameschronicle, among others, the Hall-of-Fame Leaderboard shows that well over 800,000 players are already heating through the botany, following the stories, collecting vehicles and enjoying the scenery.

In return, this means that Microsoft can expect sales between 36 million euros and 80 million euros even before the official launch, if the official sales prices for the premium update (approx. 45 euros) and the premium version (approx. 100 euros) as a basis. But Forza Horizon 5 is also a direct hit in the international ratings. The Arcade Racer is ranked 6th among the top rated titles of this year on the Metacritic rating collection website. The games before him, such as Hades or Disco Elysium: Final Cut, are all releases of older titles on new systems.

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