PlayStation Director Shuhei Yoshida congratulates Xbox Director Phil Spencer on the very successful launch of Forza Horizon 5.
Forza Horizon 5 launched today for Premium Edition users and has already been a huge success for Xbox in terms of critical reception with a score of over 90 on Metacritic. For Xbox fans who have the Game Pass subscription service, they will be able to play the Forza Horizon 5 November 9 at no additional cost as well. With the eagerly awaited Infinite halo Releasing next month, it looks like the AAA exclusives have finally arrived for the next generation Xbox.
When it comes to big tent games, Xbox director Matt Booty said he feels Xbox is behind PlayStation in this area. It’s a sentiment that many fans echoed across various social media platforms as well, as PlayStation released a fair amount of AAA titles just in the first year of PlayStation 5‘s launch, such as Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Return, and Death loop.
With the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 5, and Infinite halo next month, it looks like the Xbox has finally started to find its place. PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida took to Twitter to congratulate Phil Spencer on the launch of Forza Horizon 5, sharing that he will be heading to Mexico (in-game) soon. The tweet is short and sweet but highlights how the idea of console wars doesn’t exist for executives.
When it comes to which current gen console is the best, the talk online has been rather controversial, with many fans pointing to small flaws in each other’s games, such as the reuse of the rowing mechanism. in God of War: Ragnarok. Most of the talk has been about the lack of Xbox exclusive titles, but it looks like Forza Horizon 5 and Infinite halo could change that.
Forza Horizon 5 is a title that has impressed even gamers who are not traditionally into racing games. Since Forza Horizon 5 Game Pass will also release on November 9, players who weren’t quite sure about the title will now be able to try it out and see if it’s something they might enjoy. Game Pass is a massive subscription service that opens the doors for many gamers to expand their tastes in games.
Additionally, next month will see the launch of the highly anticipated title, Infinite halo which had a technical preview in September. Even if it remains to be seen how Infinite haloThe campaign prices, the reception given to the multiplayer was very positive, which bodes well for the AAA release. With only a month of absence, if Infinite halo does both critically and Forza Horizon 5, gamers who haven’t purchased an Xbox console might start to consider buying one, as the future of Xbox looks bright.
Forza Horizon 5 Launches November 9 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S
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