Forza Horizon 5 gives five free Super Wheelspins to celebrate GOTY victory


Playground Games has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. Forza Horizon 5, the studio’s first release for the Xbox Series X/S platform, has been a resounding success. Xbox says it’s the biggest Xbox launch of all time, played for over 10 million in its launch week. Now, Playground has a new round of reasons to celebrate, as Forza Horizon 5 is being lauded in the 2021 Game of the Year award. With that in mind, Playground is sharing the celebration with Forza Horizon 5 players with a special gift.

You may have noticed recently that you’ve received five free Super Wheelspins in Forza Horizon 5, and if you’re not sure why the generous gift was given, it’s because the game was crowned IGN’s GOTY 2021!

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The game joined a long list of incredible nominees and managed to beat them impressively:

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hitman 3
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

In the video you see above, Playground Games has the following to say about winning the award:

“Thank you so much, it absolutely means the world to us. Congratulations to all of the Playground team [Games]. This team has contributed a lot to this game over the past three years.”

Better yet, Forza Horizon 5 also won Best Console Exclusive, Best Racing Game, and Outstanding Achievement in Accessibility!

To its credit, Playground does not distribute these rewards very often. Wheelspins are delivered once or twice a week for an occasion. Super Wheelspins are rarely delivered. Giving away 5 Super Wheelspins is probably the first time. Perhaps this shows how excited the Playground is to be recognized as the winner of the Game of the Year award.

Do you agree with the choice of Forza Horizon 5 for GOTY? Merited? Let us know in the comments below.