Forza Horizon 5 Gameplay: First look, Mexico, new features & customisation!

We’re gradually learning more and more about the exciting new features coming to Forza Horizon 5!

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Welcome to Mexico and the first look at everything you need to know about Forza Horizon 5!

The new game – which will be released on the Xbox Series X|S on 9 November (as well as the Xbox One) – was finally confirmed at E3 2021 and it looks to be even bigger and better than it’s extremely popular predecessor.

We checked out the Forza Horizon 5: Let’s Go! show on Monday to find out for ourselves what FH5 looks and feels like. 

Why Mexico?

Ahead of the announcement for Forza Horizon 5, everyone was wondering where the new game was going to be set.

Well, the answer is Mexico, as you know! Mike Brown, the game’s Creative Director, was adamant that FH5 was going to be the the biggest Horizon games ever. And the most diverse. 

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Mexico was picked because of its diversity; snowy mountains, epic canyons, beautiful cities (including a recreation of Guanajuato), coastlines, jungles, rolling hills, farmland and multiple different types of desert, and all these aspects – as well as an active volcano(!) will feature throughout the game’s open world environment.

There’s plenty of wildlife around too, with flamingos, wild dogs, donkeys and goats just some of the creatures mentioned!

New features

There’s not just a new location for players to race around, but some pretty exciting new features as well.

Forza Link is a new AI assistant in the game that tracks the player’s status, monitors their progress and then attempts to help them get to know and interact with others they might meet in the world online.

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It’ll track things that the player likes to do or things they haven’t done yet. It’ll then attempt to match-makes players that might want to do certain activities together.

Horizon Arcade will be a hub of fun and engaging mini-games that can be collaborative or cooperative. They’re public events that spawn in the world, and the player can drive up to them to begin.

Event Lab is where players can create their own games by designing every little detail – even the specific rules!

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Customisation

There’s still not too much information on the variety of cars or any of the other kinds of specifics.

However, there’s certainly going to be a wider ranger of customisation in the game; hundreds of new rims, visual upgrade parts, performance upgrades will be coming to Forza Horizon 5. You can even paint your brake calipers!

Character customisation will be a bigger here too, with more hairstyles, different voices and even prosthetic limbs.

First look at Forza Horizon 5

Revealed at E3, there’s a huge amount to take in when it comes to Forza Horizon 5.

Toby Durant

Currently playing: F1 2020, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Forza Horizon 4

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