Microsoft and development studio Playground Games have shown new images of the racing game Forza Horizon 5. Manufacturers have also confirmed the presence of a number of cars, including the Mercedes-AMG ONE and Ford Bronco Badlands.
Images shown by Microsoft during the Gamescom Xbox Stream were shown to Tweakers at an early stage. There was also a short opportunity to ask questions, so that a little more information appeared than during the broadcast itself.
Playground Games has confirmed to Tweakers, among others, that the game will feature a new, accessible mode called Tourist Mode. This mode is for players who simply want to explore the world without having to put in a lot of effort. Additionally, the developer is still working on some new driving aids aimed primarily at younger gamers.
It was already known that the game will take place in Mexico, but now it is clear that the player plays the same character as in the game Forza Horizon 4. In that game, the player had to take on the role of non-veteran Work on it and prove it until it finally becomes a star. This status is maintained in Forza Horizon 5, allowing the player to arrive as a superstar in Mexico, where his job becomes to promote the Horizon Festival.
In addition to the Mercedes-AMG ONE racing beast and the Ford Bronco Badlands off-roader, the 2020 Corvette Stingray and Porsche 911 Desert Flyer were also shown. Of the four cars, the Mercedes already looks the most interesting; The car has a setting for the road and track and players can switch the settings with the touch of a button. This leads not only to a visible result, but also to the appearance of noticeable differences in performance.
Playground Games also confirmed that ray tracing is only used outside of racing. In scenes where the player is in and around homes or festival areas, the cars will have ray reflections, but this will not be the case during the race. Forza Horizon 5 will release on November 9 for Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
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