Is Forza Horizon 5 Cross Platform? Find Out Now.


Forza Horizon 5 (aka FH5) is a racing game that was developed by Playground Games and published by Xbox Game Studios on November 9, 2021.

As the fifth installment in the Forza Horizon series, FH5 is the biggest racing game yet with a huge map to explore. These games have open-world environments that players can race around and enjoy in either single-player or multiplayer modes.

I’m especially fond of the new dynamic weather system because I often find it’s something I miss in a lot of racing games. A racing game just isn’t a racing game without snow and rain!

The game is available on PC, Xbox consoles, and xCloud streaming so racing against your friends on other platforms is something a lot of players want.

But is Forza Horizon 5 cross platform? That is, can you cross play FH5 with friends on Xbox or xCloud if you’re on PC and vice versa?

Strap on your racing helmet and let’s find out.

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What is Forza Horizon 5. – A quick overview.

  • Game Developer: Playground Games
  • Game Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Genre: Racing, open-world

While Forza Horizon 5 doesn’t have a story mode, it is going to have a gorgeous setting for players to enjoy. This open-world racing title takes place in Mexico, and the map is said to be 50% larger than the map in Forza Horizon 4.

It’s a gorgeous experience that is full of beautiful vistas and interesting racing environments. Players will be able to get to know every inch of the map at their leisure due to the open-world design philosophy.


Open-world game design means that Forza Horizon 5 allows players to explore and go where they want to. You won’t be strictly racing since you can also just drive around and enjoy looking at everything.

There is a lot to see and experience, and the fact that this is the largest game in the franchise yet helps. Any racing fans who want to experience driving in a massive open-world that is set in Mexico will love this title. 

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You’ll have various different race types that you can choose from as well. It’s even possible to chart and create your own races if you find a stretch of the map that you really enjoy.

There’s a gorgeous dynamic weather system, ancient Mayan temples, an active volcano, and so much more on this huge world map.

Driving around with your friends online to see everything can increase the enjoyment of this title as well.

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What platforms are Forza Horizon 5 available for?

Forza Horizon 5 is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Xbox One including Xbox One S and X
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • Microsoft xCloud Streaming

Is Forza Horizon 5 cross platform between PC and Xbox?

Yes, Forza Horizon 5 is cross platform between PC and Xbox One, Xbox One X/S, and Xbox Series X|S. That means that you can cross play FH5 on any of these Xbox’s if you’re on PC and vice versa.

Is Forza Horizon 5 cross platform on xCloud?

Yes, Forza Horizon 5 is cross platform on xCloud as well. This means that even if you’re streaming Forza Horizon 5 to fx an Apple iOS device, you can still cross play with friends on either PC or Xbox.

Is Forza Horizon 5 cross generation between Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S?

Yes, Forza Horizon 5 is cross generation between Xbox One/Xbox One X/S, and Xbox Series X|S. That means that you can cross play with friends on any of the Xbox One versions if you’re on Series X/S and vice versa.

On Xbox Series X you can even choose between playing at 4K at 30fps or switching to a performance mode to play the game in 60 fps.

Does Forza Horizon 5 support cross progression?

Yes, Forza Horizon 5 support cross progression, and you can even import liveries from previous titles.

However, you can only cross save between different platforms purchased through the Windows/Xbox store.

That means, that if you’ve purchased FH5 through Steam, then you can’t import your save to fx Xbox. You will still be able to cross play with friends who’ve purchased the game through Microsoft/Xbox though.

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Summary: Is Forza Horizon 5 cross platform in 2022?

Yes, Forza Horizon 5 cross platform between PC, Xbox, and xCloud. That means that if you’re on PC, and have have bought the game on Microsoft/Xbox store or Steam you can play with friends on either Xbox (One, One X/S, and Series X/S) and those streaming the game from the cloud and vice versa. The game is also cross gen between the supported Xbox versions. FH5 doesn’t have cross save between Steam and other platforms though.

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Forza Horizon 5 FAQ:

Here are the answers to some other frequently asked questions about Forza Horizon 5:

Does Forza Horizon 5 support mods?

No, unfortunately, you can’t use mods in Forza Horizon 5.

Does Forza Horizon 5 support VR?

No, unfortunately, Forza Horizon 5 doesn’t support Virtual Reality VR headsets such as Oculus or HTC Vive.

I’m not sure why, but my guess is that it’s because the 4K detail and the stable frame rates needed to give a smooth racing experience are too much for the current generation of VR headsets. It would be cool though, as the game is gorgeous.

You can however use VorpX or Steam’s Virtual Desktop software to get it working – but it’s going to take some tweaking.

Does Forza Horizon 5 support Smart Delivery?

Yes, if you own fx an Xbox Series X, you’ll be getting the version that matches the performance of that machine.