Forza Horizon is a franchise that has been around for a long time. The original Forza Horizon game was published for the Xbox 360 in 2012, and it was then that the Horizon series gained a lot of traction. After nine years, we are already looking forward to the release of the fifth installment of Forza Horizon, which is set to be launched soon. With that in mind, continue reading to learn more about the Forza Horizon 5 release date, trailer, gameplay, system requirements, and other information.
While the previous Forza Horizon 4 game was set in England, it did add a number of new features, like seasons, new events, and the famous Battle Royale mode. We should expect a much better game and a lot more events to play around within Forza Horizon 5. Here’s what we know so far about Forza Horizon 5: the popular simulator game has achieved tremendous popularity because of its broad choice of cars and events for players to enjoy.
Forza Horizon 5 Release Date
We got to see Forza Horizon 5 being unveiled as well as its release date during the Bethesda and Microsoft event at E3 2021. The game will be launched on November 9th, 2021, with the Premium Edition arriving on November 5th, 2021, signifying early access.
Forza Horizon 5 Trailer
We got a first look at the game’s trailer at E3 2021 which showed off the new location of the game as well as a few cars. The trailer also showcases different parts of the map as well various events that will be in the game. We also get to see various vehicles zooming around through the various terrains of Mexico.
Forza Horizon 5 Gameplay
In the Forza Horizon 5 gameplay video, we get to see a whole lot of cool new features and things to do within the game. One of the main and most important ones is the new weather. You can now experience dust storms and tropical storms. These storms will consist of winds, dust, and lots of rain. Also, we can expect to see weather specific to various areas in the game which will then slowly spread around.
Horizon 5 allows players to enter and exit various events such as racing and mini-games whenever they choose, without needing to join a specific session. Within the game, there is also Forza Link, a new AI. This AI assists you in connecting with other players who enjoy the same events as you. It will also keep track of all the people you’ve met online through different events.
Players will also be driving to an active volcano, which is new to the game. People can explore, race, and participate in challenges across a variety of deserts, aquatic regions, and snowy environments.
Forza Horizon 5 Ray Tracing
With advancements in graphic technology and GPUs having support for Ray Tracing, Forza Horizon 5 gets ray tracing but only in the Forzavista aka the garage. This means your garage will be able to showcase the cars as if it’s in real life. However, the ray Tracing as of now is available only on the Xbox Series X|S.
Forza Horizon 5 Festival Spaces
The previous Forza Horizon games had only one festival zone. But with Forza Horizon 5, devs have stated that we can expect more than two Festival spaces, plus the fact that Forza Horizon 5 is going to be the game with the biggest and largest maps ever. We also know that there is going to be a huge highway from start to end.
Forza Horizon 5 Event Lab and Forza Arcade
The event lab as seen in Horizon 4 gives players the tools and options to build and customize how they want a particular event should function. Meanwhile, the Forza Arcade will now let players enter and enjoy various kinds of events and challenges that have been set up by the community. We can expect more than 130 challenges across 11 kinds of game themes.
Forza Horizon 5 Gift Drops and Kudos Points
Players can now take a car, customize it however they like it and then drop it out in the open world to gift it to someone. This is a new feature for Forza Horizon 5. However, we do think that the gift drop items might not be able to be sold away in the auction house. Kudos Points are basically an in-game social currency that is awarded by players to other players. The points will be seen attached to the player’s tag.
Forza Horizon 5 Customization
With Horizon 5 we can expect to see a ton of customization options for wheels, visual and performance upgrades. Also, we will be seeing a new customization editor UX which finally change after the same was being used in Horizon 3 and Horizon 4. Apart from car customization, we will also be able to customize the character by changing hairstyles, add prosthetic limbs, choose pronouns, change voices and purchase clothing and accessories in the store with the help of credits.
Forza Horizon 5 Car List
With all the Forza Horizon 5 trailers that have been revealed so far, here is a list of cars that can be spotted in the Forza Horizon 5 game. Also, to add, you will now be able to open the roofs of various coupes.
List of Forza Horizon Cars List
- 2015 Alumi Craft Race Car
- 2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione
- 2016 Ariel Nomad
- 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8
- 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
- 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
- 2021 Ford Bronco
- 2019 Ford Bronco R Concept
- 2019 Ford ranger raptor
- 2017 Ford F 150 Raptor
- 1994 Ford Supervan 3
- 1975 Ford Bronco
- 1973 ford Escort
- 1932 Ford De Luxe Five Window Coupe
- 2018 Funco Motorsports F9
- 2019 Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6
- 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
- 1991 jaguar XJR-15
- 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
- 2014 Lamborghini Hurracan
- 2012 Lamborghini Aventador
- 2020 Land Rover Defender
- 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter
- 2019 McLaren 720S Spider
- 2019 Mclaren 720S
- 2018 Mclaren Senna
- 2021 Mercedes AMG ONE
- 2019 Mercedes AMG GT 4 Door Coupe
- 2015 Mercedes Benz Unimog U5023
- 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
- 2016 Pagani Huayra BC
- 2011 Penhall The Cholla
- 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS
- 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S
- 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
- 2015 Porsche Macan LP Racing T1 Rally Raid
- 1989 Porsche 964 “Desert Flyer”
- 1986 Porsche #185 959 Prodrive Rally Raid
- 1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS
- 2019 Rimac Concept Two
- 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
- 2004 Saleen S7
- 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
- 2019 Zenvo TSR-S
Forza Horizon 5 Platform Availability and Game Versions
Horizon 5 will be available to play on all Xbox One consoles as well as the Xbox Series X|S, PC as well as the Xbox Cloud. You can already pre-purchase the game on Xbox and as well for PC from the Microsoft Store and Steam. There are three versions of the game available. The Standard version costs $59.99 and the Deluxe version costs $79.99. There is also a Premium Edition that will sell for $99.99
Forza Horizon 5 System Requirements
Forza Horizon 5’s minimum system requirements have only been released thus far. And the prerequisites are very similar to those for the previous edition. The following are the system requirements for Forza Horizon 5:
- CPU – Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz OR Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
- RAM – 8 GB
- GPU – NVidia GTX 760 OR AMD RX 460
- Storage – 80 GB or more
The performance of Forza Horizon 5 and some of its features are dependent on your computer’s hardware. As a result, if you want to fully enjoy the game, you may need a system that is more powerful than the minimum required.
With only a few months until the debut of Forza Horizon 5, there is still more information to be disclosed, such as the map and different in-game places. We’re also waiting to see how the new customization UX looks and how long they plan to support Horizon 5, given that the game has been in development for about three years.
So there you have it: all you need to know about Forza Horizon 5’s release date, gameplay, trailer, system requirements, and more. Please let us know if we missed anything in the comments area.