Forza Horizon 5 shows off its stunning take on Mexico
Forza Horizon has no chill. Just look at any of the series’ opening sequences: big, bombastic showcases that highlight the world of each game’s settings in extravagant, celebratory detail. This trend continues in Forza Horizon 5, as Microsoft just demonstrated during Gamescom’s Xbox Stream.
We open in a 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands, airdropping down onto the peaks of the La Gran Caldera volcano. The car speeds down from the side of the mountain, down to the Baja Desert where it jumps into an in-progress off-road circuit race.
And then we’re back in the plane, this time 2020 Corvette Stingray, dropping down into the Mexican farmland as a dust storm rolls in. Weather events like dust storms can happen during races or other prescribed events, but will also happen dynamically as you explore the open world.
We recorded this episode live immediately following the Xbox Showcase at Gamescom. We discuss why we thought this was a poor overall showing for Xbox due to pacing and notable game absences like Halo Infinite, Bright Memory Infinite, Scorn, and CrossfireX. But we also go over the really cool stuff, like the Forza Horizon 5 custom controller.
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