Forza Horizon 5: the seasons are back, but with a novelty

Forza Horizon 5: the seasons are back, but with a novelty

Forza Horizon 5

The Xbox and Bethesda digital conference of this E3 2021 showcased a variety of truly impressive big titles, most of which are coming straight to Xbox Game Pass from day one. One of these is Forza Horizon 5, which has shown itself with a trailer that is nothing short of breathtaking. Now that the title has been announced, it's time to find out the first information about it, including new and old mechanics that will appear in this fifth iteration of the saga.

Inside a recent interview with the editorial staff from IGN, Forza Horizon 5 Creative Director Mike Brown has confirmed that the seasons will make a return within the fifth installment of the Horizon saga. Introduced in Forza Horizon 4, this mechanic saw the entire map shift from season to season each week, changing the map and terrain in very different ways depending on whether it was spring, summer, fall, or winter.

In Forza Horizon 5, however, the seasons will work in a quite different way than in the fourth installment. In Forza Horizon 4, if it snowed in one part of the map, the rest of the game environment was also covered in snow. The geography of Mexico is extremely different and above all more varied than that of the United Kingdom, which is why the different areas of the game map will suffer from different atmospheric agents.

“There will still be the four seasons, but this will affect the different biomes in different ways. There will be dusty storms in the dry season, tropical storms will occur in the storm season in autumn. So there are these big, huge weather events that can happen depending on the season the players are in, ”said Mike Brown. We remind you that Forza Horizon 5 will be released on November 9th on Xbox Series X | S and PC.

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Forza Horizon 5’ will launch on Xbox Series X with 30 FPS in 4k


Playground Games has announced that Forza Horizon 5 will be available in 4K 30 FPS on the Xbox Series X.

After announcing Forza Horizon 5 at the Xbox and Bethesda Conference, Playground Games has revealed a little more on what to expect from the performance side of things.

While the game will run in 4K on the Xbox Series X, Forza Horizon 5 will only be available in 1080p – though still with 30 FPS – on the Xbox Series S.


There will also be an optional 60 FPS performance mode, while ray tracing will only be added to cars in Forzavista.

Sharing more details in a blog post, developers note that plenty of new graphical features are coming with the release of Forza Horizon 5, including “HDR captures of the vibrant Mexican Sky.”

The new technology will also include a brand new volumetric lighting system.


Forza Horizon 5 Official Announce Trailer

Speaking during the original announcement, creative director Mike Brown described the next Forza Horizon game as “the largest, most fun and most beautiful open world we’ve ever built”.

Forza Horizon 5 was announced on Sunday (June 13) and confirmed that the game would be taking place in Mexico.

Some gameplay news has also been shared, including the return of the ‘seasons’ that were introduced in the previous Forza Horizon entry.


The weather from these seasons will reportedly have much more of an effect on your experience – different maps will be “uniquely affected” by whichever season you’re playing in.

Elaborating, the blog states “if you’re deep in the jungle during spring, expect heavy rainfall, but during the dry season you’ll be able to access and explore areas you can’t reach any other time”.

Forza Horizon 5 will be launching on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on November 9, 2021.

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