Thursday Forza Horizon the game received a lot of buzz and beat the heavyweights to win Top Most Expected Game Award at E3, thanks in part to a series of stunning trailers and multiple announcements showing Forza is giving racing players more of exactly what they want.
Forza Horizon 5 will be released in just a few months, but for now, here’s everything we know about the game, its availability, its beautiful Mexican location, and more!
Forza Horizon 5 will be available for early access starting November 4, 2021, and the game will be released to the general public on November 9, 2021. That will be a launch date on Game Pass, which means if you’re a Game Pass subscriber, you can download and play for free.
If you buy the game separately, you can choose the standard version for $59.99, the Deluxe version for $79.99 (it includes many additional car models) and the Premium version with for $99.99, offers a special welcome pack, a pass DLC, and more. You can also order the add-ons separately as a bundle if you wish. Pre-orders are available here.
Forza traditionally an Xbox exclusive, and Horizon 5 is no exception: The game will be available for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC. It will be available on Steam and you will be able to stream it using Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, this is one of those titles where an upgrade to the Series X could make a noticeable difference. It was made with the Xbox Series X development kit and offers 4K UHD resolution, 60 FPS in FHD, and fully enabled ray tracing while in view (not while racing) – not to mention Exceptional load times between races with one of the newest racing dashboards.
Forza Horizon traditionally an open world series, but there are still several game modes to choose from based on how you want to progress or the type of racing you like best. For Horizon 5, different modes are available including:
Single player campaign: This is a guided mode to explore all the main locations in the game with a series of story missions and game characters. The developers point out that story missions can have different outcomes based on how the races play out or who you ally.
Horizon Open: This is an open PvP mode that includes a variety of PvP games including Racing, Drift, etc and can seamlessly add you to any available game.
Sky tour: Horizon Tour encourages group drivers to get together for a race and keep the party going by having the whole group jump to the next location.
Return to racing modes with Horizon Arcade: The developers also confirmed that many of the game modes from the past will return, although we’re not entirely sure what all of them will look like. Since the game spans the entire country of Mexico, we’ll likely see modes like Cross Country Series, Street Scene, and Road Racing Series return.
Removal machine: This is an open world, battle royale mode, and to be honest, we’re not sure how that works yet. However, those looking for PvP action and maybe crashing into their opponents should definitely be interested.
Pinata Pop: This new game mode will scatter a drop of piñatas across the map. Players will have to appear as much as possible within the time limit and can cooperate to maximize their score.
Eventlab: Eventlab is a very promising new creator mode that will allow players to create their own racing mode with specific parameters, allowing for a lot of innovation and replayability.
Forza Horizon 5 there will be hundreds of different models, plus hundreds of visual upgrades to previously existing components, 100 new rims to experiment with, and more. Forza has promised additional information on Garage capacity ahead of the release date.
Character customization is also getting some upgrades, more customization options, and more character models, voices, and pronouns. You will be able to buy things like clothes and colors using in-game credits.
New to Horizon 5 is Forza Link, an AI assistant that will monitor your status and the status of people you meet online while playing multiplayer. The aim is to make linking with other drivers easier, more relevant to your preferences and skill level, and more satisfying overall.
We’d love to spend some time practicing in multiplayer to see if the difference is noticeable, but the optimization is exciting news. Multiplayer will also have “Kudos”, a social currency exchange between players for “positive action”, which can be used to unlock fairs that show how cool you are. which.
Horizon 5 is all about Mexico, and the maps are spread out to take advantage of Mexico’s many different types of terrain, including beaches, canyons, rainforests, cities, and even a mountain. Volcano is inactive. Urban areas like Guanajuato will be important maps for players to explore, and native artists have contributed everything from mural art to authentic music to the experience.
Creative director Mike Brown points out that this is the largest and most diverse Forza Horizon game to date. Weather and climate change are also more dynamic than ever, and the Forza team recorded 12K resolution recordings of the Mexican sky 24 hours at a time to better mimic the lighting conditions. light in the real world.