Experience Forza Horizon 5 PC in Striking Detail

Alan Walsh
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Today, we are excited to share that Forza Horizon 5 will look and play fantastic across a wide range of Windows 10 and Windows 11 PC hardware configurations, no matter your gaming setup. Whether you have a modest system or the latest and greatest specs, our team has worked diligently to ensure everyone experiences the best version of Forza Horizon 5’s unique brand of fun and freedom across beautiful and vibrant Mexico.



By introducing all-new, powerful graphical features, Forza Horizon 5 on PC renders every detail throughout the world with stunning realism, down to the tiniest features like the light that glows through each needle on a Cholla cactus. With extreme draw distances and robust levels of detail, experience sweeping panoramas from the summit of the Gran Caldera volcano – the highest point ever in a Forza Horizon game – and scan the distance ahead to prepare for your next expedition.


Here are our PC specs and, as you can see, we’ve broken down the requirements based on different gameplay scenarios across both Nvidia and AMD setups. To deliver the best possible experience to all of our PC players, we have updated our minimum specifications from the previous estimate given on the Microsoft Store and Steam.



Forza Horizon 5 is built from the ground up on PC to deliver the open road in extraordinary detail at limitless speeds. What’s more, the game is fitted with a vast array of graphics settings to tweak and adjust the experience as you see fit. Unlock the framerate, crank up the visuals to 4K, enable HDR for more luminous lighting or expand the field-of-view.


The PC version of Forza Horizon 5 also supports 21:9 ultrawide displays for further immersion, as well as the most popular steering wheels from Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec.


  • Logitech: Driving Force, G25, G27, G29, G920, G923PS, G923XB, Momo
  • Thrustmaster: Ferrari 458, T150 RS, T300 RS, T500 RS, TMX, T-GT, TS-XW, TX, TS-PC
  • Fanatec: V1, V2, V2.5, CSL, CSL DD, DD1, DD2, Universal HUB device


Additionally, haptic feedback on the Xbox Wireless Controller is supported by all versions of Forza Horizon 5, including Steam for the first time!



We’ve also brought raytracing to Forzavista, our signature car exploration mode that lets you get up close to every vehicle in spectacular realism. Open the doors, hood or trunk, inspect the engine and sit inside to rev it before driving out. By leveraging raytracing technology in Forza Horizon 5, we’ve not only given true-to-life reflections across hundreds of cars in Forzavista, but also intensified audio throughout the world by accurately mapping how the sounds of your car bounce between different environments.


We can’t wait for PC gamers to experience Forza Horizon 5 on Nov. 9. Pre-order it today from the Microsoft Store or Steam. Alternatively, Xbox Game Pass for PC members will find the full game at launch included as part of their subscription. Forza Horizon 5 can also be experienced on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles or streamed to a multitude of devices using Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta). Whichever platform you join us on, we’re excited to welcome you to Horizon Mexico!