Forza Horizon 5 reaches three million players and Steam’s top ten

Forza Horizon 5 was looking like a hit before it was even out, and now hit status is assured

A group of cars go off-roading in Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 is, er, driving players wild, it seems. According to the in-game leaderboards, the new racing game reached 800,000 players shortly after early access began, and now that it’s officially out, that number has reached three million. And enough of those players have bought the game on Steam to bring it into the top ten of Valve’s platform.

Forza Horizon 5’s hall of fame leaderboard, which tracks every player who has logged into the game, reached the three million mark earlier today, as Stallion notes on Twitter, and that number is continuing to rise. That’ll include everyone who’s bought the game or logged in via Game Pass. We already know that nearly a million people picked up the $99 / £85 Premium Edition to get in during early access.

The Steam version, which is only available as a standalone purchase, has reached 68,743 concurrent players, as SteamDB shows, which currently makes it the tenth-biggest game on the platform, just behind GTA 5. Remember, that’s concurrent Steam players. Over three million people have logged into Forza Horizon 5 across platforms since early access began. Nearly 70k are playing on Steam this very second.

Check out our Forza Horizon 5 review if you’re on the fence – Phil reckons it’s “familiar, excellent, and polished to a degree that hardly seems possible”.

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We got to chat PC-focused shop with the game’s developers ahead of launch, and you can learn our findings on ray tracing, accessibility, and how SSDs have improved Forza Horizon’s design at those respective links.