What you need to know
- Forza Horizon 5 is a brand-new open-world racing game from Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios.
- The highly-anticipated title has already received widespread critical acclaim, and is a generally fantastic racing title.
- Forza Horizon 5 is now officially available to everyone, including through Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
- This follows a four-day early access period to those with Premium Edition or Premium Add-Ons Bundle preorders.
Forza Horizon 5 is quickly cementing itself as the best Xbox racing game, and more people are now able to see why that is. After months of waiting following its initial reveal, Forza Horizon 5 is now available to everyone, including through Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Thanks to early access with some preorders, many players have been enjoying the beauty and grandeur of Forza Horizon 5 for a few days now. In fact, Forza Horizon 5 already has over one million players, just from its early access period alone. As of Tuesday, Nov. 9, players all over the world are free to jump into FH5 and explore its large and vibrant map or expansive car list.
Our Forza Horizon 5 review concluded that Playground Games has crafted a class-leading racing game that promises to set the bar for years to come. Those who are interested in playing can do so right now. Be sure to jump in soon to take advantage of the first Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist, which ends on Nov. 11. Our Forza Horizon 5 beginner's guide will give you some tips and tricks for how to get started if you're new to the series or genre.
The unchallenged champion
The best open-world racer
Playground Games has delivered their latest masterpiece with Forza Horizon 5, which features the series' most diverse map and largest car list yet. Forza Horizon 5 somehow fulfills its ambitious promises to be the best open-world racer right now, and one of the best racing games in general.
All your gaming needs, in one subscription
Is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate the best value in all of gaming? It's possible. Ultimate bundles your Xbox Live Gold subscription, an Xbox Game Pass subscription for both Xbox consoles and Windows PCs, and Xbox Cloud Gaming for on-the-go. Forza Horizon 5 is available through Xbox Game Pass from day one, including on consoles, PC, and the cloud.
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
If only I didn't have work in the morning... Why can't they release these things on a Friday? 🤣
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