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Forza Horizon 5's PC Specs Have Been Released

Playground Games has announced a range of details surrounding the PC version of Forza Horizon 5, including its recommended system requirements for AMD and Nvidia setups.

In a post released on the Forza website, the developer says that it has worked diligently to ensure that everyone experiences the best version of Forza Horizon 5 as players look to set out across the game's stunning Mexican landscapes.

In order to deliver that experience, Playground Games says that it has updated its minimum specifications "from the previous estimate given on the Microsoft Store and Steam." At the low end, Forza Horizon 5's minimum specs are relatively modest. Player's harnessing older graphics cards such as a Radeon RTX 470 or Nvidia GTX 970 should theoretically be able to run the game - although Playground does recommend that fans come equipped with at least an RX 470 or GTX 970 for a better experience.

As part of the update, the developer has said that "Forza Horizon 5 is built from the ground up on PC to deliver the open road in extraordinary detail at limitless speeds." In game, this means that players will have access to a wealth of graphics settings when Horizon 5 releases - spanning from the inclusion of HDR for more luminous lighting to 4K graphics options and the ability to unlock the game's framerate.

In addition, the PC version of Forza Horizon 5 will feature built-in support for 21:9 ultrawide displays and is confirmed to work in line with a range of popular Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec steering wheels. For players not quite up to date on their latest driving peripherals, haptic feedback on the Xbox Wireless Controller will be supported by all versions of Forza Horizon 5, including the Steam edition for the very first time.

Playground notes that powerful graphical features in Forza Horizon 5 have allowed the team to develop a world with stunning realism. The developer says that players embarking on their adventures through the world's environments will experience "extreme draw distances and robust levels of detail" down to the "tiniest features like the light that glows through each needle on a cholla cactus."

Forza Horizon 5 is set to be released on November 11 for PC and Xbox consoles. In the meantime, make sure to check out this article detailing hundreds of cars set to appear in the game. Alternatively, you can check out some of the latest gameplay footage to be released for Playground's latest driving installment below:

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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