The Forza Horizon 5 is a racing game that will soon be for sale out, agreed for November 9 and 2021, developed by Playground Games and will be published by Xbox Game Studios. Thus, it will become the fifth title in the Forza Horizon saga and also the twelfth main installment of this Forza series. The game is set in a fictional representation of Mexico.
It is already decorated as the most anticipated game, as reflected in the E3 2021 Awards and it will have an extensive open world that users can explore, going from beaches, swamps, tropical coasts, canyons, and all kinds of natural settings. in Mexico.
It was announced during the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase at E3 2021 . And the game, which takes place in a fictional Mexico, can be explored with an adventurous campaign mode and also the inclusion of ray tracing in Forza Vista.
It should be mentioned that Forza Horizon 5 is set in 11 different ecosystems recreated in the Mexican country, which also include snow-capped volcanoes and of course, the great city of Guanajuato.
According to Don Arceta, the art director of the game and Microsoft, each ecosystem will change according to the season where you live. Thus, if we are talking about spring, the Forza Horizon 5 will be set in the jungles in times of rain and if we are talking about summer, the coast will be flooded by large and intense storms.
Also, the game will feature the largest open world map in the entire Forza Horizon saga, being even 50% larger than Forza Horizon 4. Creative director Mike Brown himself described the map as one of the most diverse. that the Forza Horizon team has built.
This map contains remarkably diverse areas that will allow the user to explore all kinds of natural terrain, as well as cities. Players can freely explore this open world. But they will also be able to compete in multiplayer races and thus complete the campaign mode.
If we refer to the cars of Forza Horizon 5 and also the character that appear in the game, both can be significantly customized. This game will even allow ray tracing in cars, although this option will only be available in Forza Vista.
Forza Horizon 5 will also introduce a new weather system, where players can see one side of the map and perceive, for example, a storm. And it is that when Mexico is chosen as the place where this game takes place, this country has multiple climates and a large number of elevations. Also the four seasons will be present in it. One of the examples we can cite is that, in the dry season, dust storms will arise. Another notable detail is that, in the jungle areas, the leaves will be seen flying everywhere.
Also, Forza Horizon 5 will have a novelty, which will be a series of multiplayer minigames that will be scattered throughout the map. One of them is the “Piñata pop”, where piñatas are dropped by the Horizon Festival cargo plane. Here, the goal is to blow up as many piñatas as possible with the help of other players.
The ” Event Lab ” will be a set of tools where players can create custom games, races, among other things. In addition, a new function called “Forza Link” was introduced, which will be an assistant that will track the current status of each of the players, and thus help them to connect with other players online and be able to play together. This Forza Link will also allow players to link their GPS systems if they accept an invitation from another player.
Playground Games is still the developer of Forza Horizon 5. And the team’s goal was to create a game capable of vastly outperforming its predecessors. Mexico was chosen as the setting because its diverse and varied landscape presented a huge challenge and an infinity of possibilities.
Also, Mexican artists have participated in the creation of the game’s murals and Mexican musicians have created the ForzaHorizon 5 soundtracks.
In turn, a special team was sent to visit Mexico with the aim of capturing data from the light and the sky typical of the real world. Thus, this game uses photogrammetry data to make the environment and virtual natural environment of the game look as close to reality as possible.
A clear example of the latter are the rocks that appear on the side of the caldera volcano, which can be observed in great detail. Also the needles of the cholla cacti, among other things, are one of the most noticeable details.
Also, Mike Brown, the creative director of Forza Horizon 5 , revealed that Mexico was chosen to place this game for its culture, architecture and its very extensive geography.