Available for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC, it's had the biggest first week for a title in both Xbox and Xbox Game Pass history.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 and Shin Megami Tensei 5 also see debuts in the top 10, while Call of Duty: Vanguard retains the top spot.
Microsoft and Playground Games' open world racer continues to enjoy great success, having attracted over 8 million players since launch.
Just a few days after release, Playground Games' open world racing sim is already the biggest Xbox Game Studios' launch ever.
Forza Horizon 5 players have been collecting, upgrading, and gifting the 1940s Willys Jeep in the hundreds as a quick means to make progress in the game.
Xbox's Phil Spencer says it's the largest launch day for an Xbox Game Studios title, with triple the peak concurrent player count of Forza Horizon 4.
Forza Horizon 5 has many reports of crashing on PC, and a support page suggests that streaming software such as Discord might be the reason.
Playground Games' excellent open world racer has gotten off to a flying start, already having amassed over 3 million players.
Playground Games' open world racer hasn't officially launched yet, but those who got early access with the game's Premium Edition already stand over a million strong.
Support for American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language (BSL) in cinematics with a picture-in-picture display is also coming soon.
The highly anticipated racing sim launches day one on Xbox Game Pass but it already has a high number of Premium Edition owners.
With an aggregate rating of 91, Playground Games' upcoming Forza Horizon 5 has gone on to become the highest-rated new game of 2021.
Playground Games' newest open world racer is launching tomorrow for Premium Edition owners, and a few days later for everyone else.
It all kicks off tomorrow with Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Editions being available for PC along with Unpacking on consoles, cloud and PC.
The racing title requires 103 GB of free space on PC and Xbox Series X/S. Xbox One owners will need to have 116 GB of free space ready.
Playground Games has wrapped up development on the upcoming open world racer ahead of its launch in November.
The stream will see Playground Games announcing the open world racer's soundtrack along with "tons of last minute details" before launch.
Check out the opening showcase in both modes. Performance mode offers a 4K/60 FPS experience while Quality mode runs at 4K/30 FPS.
“I think people are really gonna love it. It’s an Xbox One game, it’s not gonna look as good as the Series X," says Playground's Mike Brown.
Creative director Mike Brown discusses Festival Playlists and how they provide a "snackable and manageable amount of stuff that's new."
The iconic vehicle will be available in the first week of the Festival Playlist. Over 400 cars will be available when the game launches in November.
Playground Games reveals the full extend of what kind of a rig you'll need to run the upcoming open world racing title.
While Horizon Open offers a variety of different activities for players, Horizon Tour promises a more chilled out co-op racing experience.
Giving something a little different, the game's official YouTube is giving you something for relaxation.
Players can keep track of them in the Car Collection screen or view them in Forzavista, which supports ray tracing on Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Different types of racing are now divided into separate Festivals with their own unique chapters and content to play through.
Playground Games also confirms that the leveling system will be akin to Forza Horizon 4 with six Festival sites and the return of Horizon Stories.
In their most recent "Let's Go!" stream, Playground Games showed off even more gameplay footage, showing more of the open world and several different cars.
Players start their journey from the snow-covered Gran Caldera volcano and race through dense jungles, dust storms and much more.
In the latest episode of the Let's Go video series, we see the game's entire map and its impressive size and amount of biomes.
Playground Games will showcase the full map on the latest episode of "Let's ¡Go!" which airs today at 10 AM PDT/6 PM BST.
Playground Games uses reference data and concept images along with photogrammetry to "make it feel like you’re really there."
Playground Games will be hosting another weekly stream for the upcoming open world racer tomorrow, so be prepared for new details.
Playground Games' open world racer uses ray tracing to make audio bounce off of objects in the environment much more realistically.
Playground Games has shelled out some more details about Forza Horizon 5, including animals, drag races, convertibles, and more.
Playground Games shot over 400 hours of sky photos to provide over seven times the number of sky presets than the previous title.
Forza Horizon 4’s Series 37 update, which is scheduled to release on June 29th, will be the last update to feature new content.
"We're already used to delivering a game on a whole range of system specifications," says Forza Horizon 5 creative director Mike Brown.
Playground's Mike Brown goes through the curated experiences of Expeditions and also explains changes to multiplayer and Forzathon Live.
Other noteworthy winners include Halo Infinite, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and more.
"Mexico is a country which is almost like the whole world in one country," explains Forza Horizon 5's creative director Mike Brown.
Playground Games also confirms the game will use ray-tracing in Forzavista to "make the cars look even more true to real life."
Expansions, additional vehicles, and other additional packs are going to be included in the open world racer's Premium Edition.
Recommended system requirements haven't yet been revealed, but minimum requirements for the open world racer are surprisingly modest.
Dust storms, tropical storms and other "big, massive weather events" can occur depending on the season as per creative director Mike Brown.
More gameplay for Forza Horizon 5 will be streamed today following yesterday's announcement, on Forza's official Twitch channel.
Forza Horizon 5, set in Mexico, offers the largest and most diverse open world setting in series history, and launches later this year for Xbox and PC.
The next game in the Horizon series is rumoured to be set in Mexico.
VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb also speaks briefly about IO Interactive's rumored Project Dragon.
Earlier rumours about the game being set in Japan might not be accurate after all.
The rumoured open world racer still seems to be scheduled for release this year.
Playground Games' next entry in the Forza franchise could be ready to go before Turn 10's next outing.