We've still got a few more days to wait until Forza Horizon 5 releases with Xbox Game Pass on November 9th, but if you've bought any version of the Premium Edition, you can start playing with early access on Friday, November 5th.
You're going to get plenty of access as well, as the release time has been revealed as "midnight for your countries most Eastern time zone". This means it will release at 00:00 ET / 00:00 BST (and 21:00 PT on Nov 4th).
"This is a rolling release. All editions will release at midnight (date depending on the edition you purchased) for your countries most Eastern time zone. i.e. USA Eastern time zone of midnight will be 9pm Pacific time."
As you can see from the message above, these same release times will apply to the standard launch on November 9th with Xbox Game Pass, so you won't be waiting around all day to start playing next Tuesday either.
If you want to sign up for early access right now, you've got two options. Firstly, the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition includes the game with a whole heap of extras including two future expansions. Alternatively, the Premium Add-Ons Bundle is targeted specifically at Xbox Game Pass subscribers, and includes all the Premium Edition content aside from the game itself - which you can play anyway with Game Pass.
Both of the following bundles will give you early access to the full game from November 5th:
- Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle (Xbox Store) - £35.99 / $44.99
The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle allows you to play four days early beginning 5 November 2021. It also includes the Welcome Pack, Car Pass, VIP Membership and two game expansions when they become available. This add-on requires Forza Horizon 5 (game sold separately).
- Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition (Xbox Store) - £84.99 / $99.99
Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. The Premium Edition includes early access, allowing you to play the game four days early beginning November 5, 2021. Also included are the Welcome Pack, Car Pass, VIP Membership and two game expansions when they become available.
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