Forza Horizon 5 release date, PC system requirements, price, size, review and more

Forza Horizon 5 release date, PC system requirements, price, size, review and more

Forza Horizon 5, the latest open-world racing game from Playground Games, launched for premium customers last week, and everyone else will get the game this week. The open-world arcade-sim racing game is now set in Mexico and returns to North America for the first time in 9 years – since the original Colorado-based game. One of the things Playground Games and Turn 10 mentioned is that Mexico is the biggest map they’ve developed for any Forza Horizon franchise to date.

The newly released Forza Horizon 5, developed by Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios, is available to play on Xbox Series S/Series X, Xbox One, and Windows 10 and 11. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Forza Horizon title.

Forza Horizon 5 release date

The long-awaited Forza Horizon 5 has already launched for Premium customers on Friday, November 5th. Everyone else will get the game on Tuesday, November 9th.

Typically, games in the Forza franchise follow a schedule where Xbox Game Studios reveals new Horizon and Motorsport titles every alternate year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of Forza Motorsport 8 has been delayed to an unspecified date.

Is Forza Horizon 5 on Steam? The latest Forza Horizon title is available for pre-order on Steam, and all three editions are listed on the Steam website.

Is Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Game Pass? Yes, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to play the game for free with their monthly subscription. However, Microsoft only made the Standard version of the game available to subscribers.

Forza Horizon 5 PC System Requirements

Playground Games has announced minimum, recommended, and optimal spec requirements for PC gamers.

Forza Horizon 5 minimum PC requirements

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200/Intel Core i5-4460
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX470/ Nvidia GTX 970
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB

Recommended PC requirements for Forza Horizon 5

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 1500X/Intel Core i5-8400
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 590/ Nvidia GTX 1070
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB

Optimal PC requirements for Forza Horizon 5

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT/ Intel Core 17-10700K
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX6800XT/ Nvidia RTX 3080
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • VRAM: 16 GB (AMD) / 10 GB (Intel)

Additionally, players would also need a minimum of 110GB of free onboard storage on their PCs running Windows 10 with the November 2019 Update.

Forza Horizon 5 price

Pricing for Forza Horizon 5 starts at Rs. 3,999 for the Standard Edition in the Microsoft Store. The Deluxe Edition costs Rs. 5,399, while the top-end Premium Edition costs Rs. 6,599. Prices on Steam for Standard, Deluxe and Premium editions are Rs. 3,499, Rs. 4,499 and Rs. 5,499, respectively.

At Games The Shop, physical copy of Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 5 is available for Rs. 4299 and the rest of the editions are not listed as of now.

Forza Horizon 5 editions

The latest Horizon title, as mentioned earlier, is available in three editions – Standard, Deluxe and Premium. In the Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition buyers will have access to the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass, while Premium Edition buyers will receive Forza Horizon Expansion One and Two, Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass, Forza Horizon 5 Welcome Pack, and Forza Horizon 5 VIP Membership packs.

Forza Horizon 5 download size

Pre-loading Forza Horizon 5 is now live, and last month Playground Games announced size requirements for the various platforms the game is available on. Xbox Series S/X players would need at least 103GB free on their hard drives, while Xbox One players would need 116GB of free memory. Windows and Steam players would need a minimum of 103GB to load the game on their PCs.

Forza Horizon 5 gameplay

For the fifth iteration of the Forza Horizon franchise, Playground Games is taking players to Mexico. Players will now be driving on the right side of the road, where the previous two games were based around left-hand drive countries in Australia and the UK.

One of the main additions to the game is Horizon Arcade, which is essentially a rebranded Forzathon Live. However, it does offer 12 cooperative mini-games that include smashing piƱatas, doing super jumps, breaking speed records, and more.

Forza Horizon 5 review

We managed to get our hands on the Premium Edition of Forza Horizon 5, and you can read about our ideas to see if it’s worth the investment.

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