Microsoft announces that Halo Infinite has surpassed twenty million players • Eurogamer.net

The biggest launch in Halo history.

Microsoft has announced that the launch of Halo Infinite has been the largest in the history of the franchise with more than twenty million players.

The confirmation came last night from the mouth of Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, during the last conference for investors of the American company.

These numbers have undoubtedly benefited from the business model that has been adopted for one of the star Xbox titles, being multiplayer free-to-play and the single-player campaign being available on Game Pass from the same day of departure.

On Steam, multiplayer debuted with a peak of 270,000 simultaneous players, becoming the most played Xbox Game Studios title on Valve’s distribution platform. The latest figures are lower, yes, with a peak in the last twenty-four hours of 31,950 players.

On Xbox, Halo Infinite remains on the list of the ten most played video games, currently in ninth position behind other titles such as Fortnite, FIFA 22, Call of Duty: Warzone or Roblox.

In the data shared by Nadella, it is also pointed out that another of the great exclusives of 2021 for Xbox, Forza Horizon 5, has already exceeded eighteen million players since its launch, also becoming the most popular installment of the franchise of video games. Playground Games racing.

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