Forza Horizon 5Source: Microsoft

What you need to know

  • Forza Horizon 5 was recently unveiled at E3 2021, headed to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 9, 2021.
  • The title will take players to Mexico, with early footage showing visual upgrades, enhanced weather systems, and more improvements over the previous entry.
  • New PC minimum requirements have surfaced ahead of release.

Microsoft has outlined its expected minimum hardware requirements for Forza Horizon 5 on PC, following the reveal at E3 2021. The upcoming title takes players to Mexico, with a cross-country adventure spanning all types of terrain, served alongside an abundance of supercars and motoring icons. The game looks beautiful in the process, too, utilizing photogrammetry and ray-tracing techniques to bolster visual fidelity.

The best-looking Forza to date means equally capable hardware, with Xbox Series X|S consoles and the latest PC hardware raising the bar for graphics. But Forza Horizon 5 will still retain support for many lower-end devices, according to new minimum requirements, newly published alongside the game's new Steam listing. The entire list of system specifications follows below.

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Category Forza Horizon 5
Operating System Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
Processor Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz
Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA 650Ti
AMD R7 250X
DirectX Version 12
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 80 GB available space

Forza Horizon 5 will remain relatively accessible with its latest entry, somewhat expected, given its cross-generational console release on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles, alongside PC. Unlike the upcoming Forza Motorsport, scheduled to launch as a next-generation-exclusive experience, the next Forza Horizon entry retains flexibility for older systems.

Forza Horizon 5, while featuring various enhancements over its predecessor, appears to remain relatively accessible for lower-end systems. For those who don't meet the requirements, the ongoing Xbox Cloud Gaming tests on PC provide an alternative way to play, only demanding a stable internet connection.

Forza Horizon 5 will launch on November 9, 2021, following a three-year hiatus for the series. Forza Motorsport developer, Turn 10 Studios continues to work on soft-reboot for the mainline titles, built from the ground up with next-generation hardware.

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Forza Horizon 5 Box Art

Forza Horizon 5

Full speed ahead to Mexico

Forza Horizon 5 ventures to Mexico, with an upcoming virtual road trip trekking across barren deserts, luscious rainforests, and historical cities. There are more cars than ever, with its largest open world yet, headed to Xbox consoles and PC.

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