Everything you need to know about Forza Horizon 5
There’s just one month to go until this years most anticipated racing game arrives
The next instalment in the incredibly successful Forza Horizon series is almost here and it looks set to improve upon the previous games in almost every way. With just one month to go until you can get your hands on the game here‘s all the details you might have missed.
So this one is set in Mexico, right?
It certainly is. After the damp country lanes of Great Britain we got with Forza Horizon 4 Mexico will provide a welcome change of scenery, including everything from sandy deserts to city streets, and even a volcano.
Will seasons still change the weather in the game?
Yes, the weekly seasons from Forza Horizon 4 will be returning with a few small changes. The seasons in Horizon 4’s Britain had quite a dramatic change between each one and always affected the entire map, whereas in Horizon 5 there will be a bit more variety in different locations.
So for example you could be driving along a sunny coastal road before making your way to the snow covered tip of a nearby mountain, all during the same season. The weather will also be more realistic and vary by location, allowing you to see rain or sand storms in the distance and ether drive directly into them, or turn around and go in the opposite direction, whichever you prefer.
Is there any new customisation options?
There will be plenty of new ways to customise both your car and your character with thousands of new options available. All the things you know and love about modifying cars in Forza will be included along with hundreds of new visual upgrade items, thousands of new performance parts, and you’ll finally have the ability to paint your cars brake callipers. When it comes to character customisation there should be something to keep everybody happy with the inclusion of hair styles and colours, clothes, prosthetic limbs, pronouns, and voices.
So which cars will I be able to drive around Mexico?
While the full car list hasn’t been confirmed yet we have been promised that there will be more cars included at launch than any of the previous Horizon games. You can see the current list of confirmed cars here, which includes everything from the 2022 Mercedes-AMG One to the 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo.
It all sounds great but when and where will I be able to play it?
The game is set to launch on November 9 for Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC via Steam or the Microsoft Store. Here are the three versions that will be available.
The Standard Edition will cost $60/£55 or will be included with Game Pass on consoles and PC when it’s released on November 9.
The Deluxe Edition will get you the standard game as well as the car pass, which will include 42 downloadable cars released after launch, and will set you back $80/£70.
And finally there’s the $100/£85 Premium Edition which will get you the full game, car pass, two future expansion packs, and four days early access letting you play on November 5.
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