Forza Horizon 5 has another high-octane opening

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Forza Horizon games know how to get players through an exciting opening sequence, and Forza Horizon 5 will be no exception.

The open-world racing game launches November 9 for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and PC. Each entry in the series takes place in a different part of the world, and Horizon 5 allows players to drive through Mexico. Microsoft showed the opening sequence during today’s Gamescom 2021 Xbox stream.

The intro has players taking control of various cars, all of which are removed from a plane. These include the two deck cars from Forza Horizon 5, the Mercedes AMG1 and the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands. This exciting opening event ends with the player racing towards the Horizon Festival, even trying to outrun the plane.


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Forza Horizon 4 emphasizes the change of seasons. That feature will be back in the sequel, though it will affect Mexico differently than Horizon 4’s England. You won’t see much snow even in winter, unless you’re at some of the higher elevations.


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