This amount of players has led to Forza Horizon 5 having the largest launch day ever for an Xbox Game Studios title, with a peak concurrent player base that is three times as large as what Forza Horizon 4 managed to achieve.
The information was revealed by Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer in a tweet, where he stated, "We've invested for years in Xbox so more people can play. With 4.5+ million players so far across PC, cloud & console, Forza Horizon 5 shows that promise coming to life. Largest launch day for XGS game, peak concurrent 3x FH4 high. Thank you players & congrats to @WeArePlayground".
We've played our fair share of Forza Horizon 5 already as well, hosting two streams and publishing a review last week. You can check out our thoughts on the racing game here, or in our video review below.