Forza Horizon 5 is coming to Xbox consoles and PC in November, and the game recently received an extensive reveal as part of Microsoft’s E3 2021 press conference. Heading to Mexico, the new game brings its largest open world to date, with its first gameplay featuring different locations from deserts, jungles and volcanoes. The unveiling also delighted Forza diehards with customizing new cars, including the ability to open and close convertible tops.
The feature is fulfilling a longstanding request from the community, with several convertibles appearing at the event and joining the list of confirmed Forza Horizon 5 cars. Sharp viewers could also spot a McLaren 720S Spider opening its roof during Microsoft’s eight minute gameplay demo, which shows an automatically folding convertible in action.
The reveal of Forza Horizon 5 also leaves players speculating that convertible roofs aren’t the only upgrade, with traces of optional racing settings in some cars. The studio ran the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the unveiling of the game, an upcoming hypercar inspired by developments in Formula 1 technologies. Gameplay footage showed the car entering and exiting “Race Mode” while stationary, with a retractable rear wing and variable suspension. Microsoft has yet to confirm whether this feature will appear in the final game.
Forza Horizon 5 is the latest installment in the hit Xbox racing series, with a release that marks a three-year hiatus for the franchise. While a soft reboot of Forza Motorsport is in the works, a next-generation experience built around Xbox Series X|S consoles, Playground Games has returned to its Horizon festival, featuring a variety of virtual gas-guzzlers.
Forza Horizon 5 is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on November 9, with pre-orders live.
The festival returns
Forza Horizon 5
Full steam ahead to Mexico
Forza Horizon 5 ventures into Mexico, with an upcoming virtual road trip through arid deserts, lush rainforests and historic cities. More cars than ever, with the largest open world to date, are heading to Xbox consoles and PC.
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