One of the most anticipated games of the year, revealed during E3 2021 a few months ago, is the upcoming Forza Horizon sequel by Playground games. During the Gamescom 2021 Xbox stream, the developers showed off some new trailers, including the first 8 minutes of gameplay as well as the official game cover cars.
If you’ve enjoyed the Horizon series so far, then Forza Horizon 5’s opening should not disappoint. The opening of the game starts with the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands - one of the cover cars featured below - dropping into the game literally via airdrop in the snow-capped Gran Caldera volcano. Followed by several other cars in more of the iconic biomes of the game, before racing to the start of the festival.
It’s quintessential Forza Horizon, showcasing the various cars and environments players can experience in the upcoming sequel. From a dust storm in the Mexican farmland, to the dense jungle tree canopy, all the way to the beginning of the festival itself. But along with the Ford Bronco mentioned above, Playground Games also revealed the other car featured on the game’s cover: the Mercedes-AMG ONE.
There’s no denying FH5 looks stunning, as its depiction of Mexico remains diverse and with a lot of attention to detail. Playground Games mentioned this is their biggest and most diverse map yet, 50% bigger than Forza Horizon 4 and including 11 unique biomes that each change with the various seasons. We still don’t know the full PC specs, but we at least know the minimum system requirements.
What do you think? Are you excited for Forza Horizon 5? How do you feel about the game’s opening? And what is your favorite Forza Horizon game/world so far? Let us know!