Playground Games and Microsoft revealed a couple of details about the Mexico-set Forza Horizon 5 game.
The team shared some new details via the Redmond-based company’s website after the Gamescom Xbox stream (which was held before Gamescom started…): “[…] You can expect cargo planes, an active volcano, a race to the festival under beautiful Mexican skies, and more. You’ll see exciting sights like the Ford Bronco Badlands atop the active, snow-capped Gran Caldera volcano, the 2020 Corvette Stingray tearing up the asphalt towards a dust storm in the Mexican farmland, and the Porsche 911 Desert Flyer crashing through the dense jungle tree canopy. And finally, you’ll get to experience the stunning Mercedes-AMG ONE at full speed along Mexico’s sunbaked rocky coast.
[…] We’re thrilled to unveil the cover of Forza Horizon 5 featuring the Mercedes-AMG ONE, which marks the first time a car features Formula 1 hybrid technology almost one-to-one from the track to the street—-putting this power in players’ hands allows them to explore Mexico’s streets and roads in an unprecedented way. Joining the Mercedes-AMG ONE on the cover is the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands, primed to deliver rugged, off-roading across Mexico’s vast terrain like those amazing jungles and deserts.
[…] We also announced the Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, inspired by the powder fireworks that go off throughout the day at the in-game Horizon Festival. The controller features a first-ever transparent yellow finish, with a custom-coloured, visible rumble motor and lighting effects that play off the Xbox button. The controller includes textured grips on the triggers and bumpers and custom bottom and side dimple patterned grips inspired by perforated style performance car steering wheels.
The Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Controller also includes exclusive downloadable content for a Forza edition car, cosmetic item, and a victory emote to celebrate your epic wins (downloadable content requires Forza Horizon 5 game, sold separately),” Playground Games and Microsoft wrote.
Forza Horizon 5 (as well as the limited edition controller) will launch on November 9 on Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC (Steam, Microsoft Store). It’ll also be on Xbox Game Pass, allowing you to play it even from the cloud.