There's just days left until Forza Horizon 5 is released! We keep seeing more and more cars added to the vast car list. There are so many great little tweaks to make this new game the biggest and best Forza Horizon yet! Here's three things we're glad Playground Games have fixed in the new game.
The clunky and confusing menus
The menus in Forza Horizon 4 look good but aren't that user-friendly. The wonky, inconsistent tile size and shape slows you down in trying to get to the item you're after. Many items are duplicated across different screens. It's not immediately obvious where to find options that you don't regularly use.
These have all been streamlined in Forza Horizon 5, with a much more logical layout and simplified design. We're very grateful for this!
The M68 motorway
The motorway in Forza Horizon 4 has come in for a lot of criticism. Players wanted to be able to go flat out for a significant distance across the map. Awkward corners and also the weird decision to put a roundabout next to the Queensforth Golf Course made it a challenging drive.
The developers have learned from this with Forza Horizon 5. The new highway in Mexico is longer and also straighter than before. Players tuning for Vmax will get what they want from the new map.
Freeroam in winter
There are plenty of Forza Horizon 4 memes joking about how winter is the time to take a break from the game. Low grip makes it tough to get around in many vehicles. The snow looks very flat and is not great for photography. Racing is frustrating and can be a bit of a lottery. You won't be improving on your personal best speed trap speeds in winter!
Again, Playground Games have responded to player feedback and revamped the seasons for Mexico. We'll only find snow at the volcano peak. The seasons will affect the world in different ways than before. Players will play through dry, wet, stormy, and hot seasons, which should provide more variety than the previous game. It's not long until we find out!