In Forza Horizon 5, players head to virtual Mexico. The map on which the Horizon Festival pitched its tent is 50 percent larger than it was in Part IV. Native cities and villages, ancient temples, forests, mountains, kiosks, bridges and even an active volcano await you on the freely navigable map.
What is the theme for Forza Horizon 5?
The Forza Horizon series is much more than a “normal” racing game. Alternatively, you can freely explore the entire map with more than 500 cars, tuning and individualizing the cars and customizing your character. On the map, you can complete various campaigns, lead multiplayer races against real opponents or AI opponents, challenge other players in street races, collect reward boards and much more. In Forza Horizon 5, for example, there are again many multiplayer mini-games such as “Piñata pop” in which a plane is available It discards the pinata above the card, which you must destroy together with other players.
In addition to the familiar gameplay of the open word racing game, Forza Horizon 5 also has some new features. The AI assistant “Forza Link” is supposed to improve the multiplayer experience, where you can connect and exchange ideas with other players. Forza Link, for example, can set a shared GPS route for you and your friends. With “EventLab” there is also a new toolkit with which you can create your own mini-games and car races.
The previous parts of Forza Horizon can already be impress with stunning graphics. The fifth part is no exception and convinces with its unique graphical splendor previously in the first gameplay trailer.
The known weekly changing seasons are preserved from Part IV and supplemented by local weather. Because the map is quite large and at different altitudes, the weather in different biomes is also different. You can expect occasional sandstorms in the dry season and tropical storms in the fall.
Driving and collecting cars
The Forza Horizon 5 flagship vehicles are the 2021 Mercedes-AMG One and 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands. But at the beginning of the game already more than 500 vehicles are waiting for you, which can be purchased or unlocked. Microsoft doesn’t rely on in-app purchases here, but it does let you earn in-game currency through car racing and other quests.
A kind of sticker album with all the available cars helps you keep track of your fleet and find out what other cars can be activated or purchased and how.
Forza Horizon 5 system requirements
Like the fourth installment, Forza Horizon 5 is no longer an Xbox exclusive. Instead, the game was built from the ground up for PC and console devices. Thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming, you can even play the game on the go on your smartphone or tablet.
Not just for the next generation
Forza Horizon 5 won’t be exclusive to new hardware and it’s still hard to get Xbox Series S/X. Alternatively, you can play the new racing game on Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X as well. However, on older Xbox Ones, you should expect longer load times and lower graphics. Additionally, ray tracing is not available.
Your computer should be able to do this
To play Forza Horizon 5 on your PC, you need at least 1st generation Ryzen 3 or 4th generation Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM. Plus a Radeon RX 470 or Nvidia GTX 970 with 4GB of graphics memory. In addition, the game requires at least 110 GB of free space and Windows 10 version 1909 or higher. However, these are only the minimum requirements. In order to enjoy the full graphics splendor of the new open world racing game, you should, if possible, use a RayTrac graphics card with 8 GB graphics memory and 16 GB RAM. The manufacturer recommends the following specifications:
Forza Horizon 5: Three editions to choose from
Forza Horizon 5 is available in three different editions. The Standard Edition costs €69.99 and is available for free to all Game Pass subscribers. Game Pass costs €9.99 on PC and €12.99 for Xbox and PC. With 1 month trial for 1 euro You can also try the game on the cheap.
The Deluxe Edition costs €89.99 and is by far the worst deal out of the three. Compared to the standard version, this only has a car pass, with which you get a free car every week for 42 weeks without having to spend in-game currency.
On the other hand, the Premium Edition includes a Car Pass for €99.99, a welcome pack of 5 cars and some other extras, a VIP membership with 3 exclusive cars and other extras, as well as free access to chargeable future expansions. . If you can play the base game for free with Game Pass, all the premium add-ons are available in one package for €44.99.
As a special add-on, buyers of the premium version and the premium add-on package can start exploring virtual Mexico from midnight today. For all other players, it starts at midnight on November 8-9.