Forza Horizon 5 Release Date, Location and More

Forza Horizon 5 Release Date, Location and More

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 has been revealed to the world at E3. Here is some of the key information you need to know about it.

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Forza Horizon 5 has been officially announced by Microsoft at E3. The hype campaign for the latest game in the series has been launched with a trailer which reveals the setting and the release date, while also hinting at a few other interesting aspects of the upcoming release. The game will be available on both the Xbox One and the Xbox Series consoles, as well as on PC.

New Forza Horizon set in Mexico

What the setting for Forza Horizon 5 would be has been a discussion held many times across many forums by fans of the series. Now, all the arguments can finally be put to bed as it has been revealed that Mexico will serve as the location for the fifth game in the franchise.

The diversity of the Mexican landscape is on full display in the game, which features deserts, rainforests, beaches, towns both big and small, and ruins. Not only that, but the trailer ends with a shot of cars cresting the lip of an active volcano. The setting is record-breaking, both from the fact that it is the largest ever Forza Horizon world, and also from the fact that the top of the volcano is the highest point in any Forza Horizon game to date.

Just like in Forza Horizon 4, dynamic seasons will mean that the world around the player will change and shift as time passes, presenting the player with a varied backdrop and potentially new seasonal challenges. Such challenges will be the massive sandstorm that can be seen in the trailer, and tropical storms.

Release Date and Other Details

Naturally, the cars on offer will make up a significant amount of the game’s appeal. Already, the Mercedes AMG Project One has been revealed as a new big-name addition to the game. The trailer showed a number of other vehicles, many of which were familiar from the previous game. Among them were buggies designed for off-roading in the Mexican sands.

The Event Lab mode brings a new level of depth to the creative side of the game, allowing players to create their own races and rules from scratch. Character customisation has also reached new heights in Forza Horizon 5. Players will be able to choose hair styles and colours, add prosthetic limbs and select pronouns by which their characters will be known, which will lead to a more personalised experience.

Both the Standard and Deluxe editions will drop on 9 November, while those who spend a little extra for early access will be able to access the game a few days earlier on 5 November. In terms of pricing, the base game will cost €69.99, the Deluxe version €89.99 and the Premium edition €99.99.

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