Forza Horizon 5 file size is upwards of 100GB as pre-loads go live

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The Forza Horizon 5 file size has been revealed, as pre-load for the game goes live across Xbox consoles and PC.

Forza series developer Playground Games has announced that pre-loads for the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 are now live across PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Additionally, a blog post from the developer revealed the massive file size of the racing sim, which is 103GB on PC and new-gen Xbox consoles, but climbs up to 116GB on Xbox One.

"With the high-speed internal SSD storage found on Xbox Series X|S consoles, we’ve reduced the install footprint of Forza Horizon 5 on those systems by optimizing our assets for higher bandwidth streaming," Playground wrote on the blog post, explaining to readers and last-gen Xbox One owners why their version of the game is bigger.

It's worth mentioning that Forza Horizon 5 is available for pre-load on all systems, no matter if you've outright purchased the game, or are downloading it through Xbox Game Pass. Subscription service members can jump into the pre-load action right now alongside everyone else, which means no one will have to wait come launch day for the game to download.

Forza Horizon 5 launches next month on November 5 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. There's not long to go now until we're racing around an incredibly realistic recreation of Mexico from the comfort of supercar seats, and if you want to check if your PCs up to handling Playground's game, you can check out the Forza Horizon 5 system requirements for a complete rundown.

For what we made of Playground's new game when we went hands-on with it just a matter of weeks ago, head over to our extensive Forza Horizon 5 preview for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.