The next big Microsoft exclusive, Forza Horizon 5, is now available for preload, which means the racing game file size has also been disclosed – and it is very large.
Forza Horizon 5 capped at 116GB on Xbox One, more than the file size on Xbox Series X | S and PC (103 GB). In explaining this, Microsoft said it was able to optimize game resources for “higher bandwidth streaming” thanks to SSDs on Series X | S, which has reduced the overall size. The SSD also helps Forza Horizon 5 load faster.
Any Xbox user can now pre-download Forza Horizon 5, whether they bought the game outright or plan to play through Xbox Game Pass. As it turns out, preloading was already available in some situations, and anyone who preloaded the game is advised to manually check if there is an update available in the game to ensure that the title is fully installed before launching.
Forza Horizon 5 will officially launch on November 9, but Early Access will begin on November 5 for those purchasing the more expensive Premium Edition of the game.
Forza Horizon 5 File Sizes:
Xbox Series X | S: 103 GB
Xbox One: 116GB
Windows: 103 GB
Steam *: 103 GB