Forza Horizon 5 between nextgen audio, convertible car and Drag Racing challenges

Returning from the sunny beaches of Forza Horizon 5 with the focus on nextgen weather and skies, the guys from Playground Games dedicate their third in-depth video to their efforts in recreating a realistic and immersive audio experience.

With the help of gameplay clips altering to “live” recordings, the English development team discusses the challenges faced in making sure that players could “feel” the emotions returned by off-road racing and exploration-related activities. free of the suggestive settings of Mexico.

The Playground guys therefore started from the already enormous work done on the Forza Horizon 4 audio samples to expand them significantly thanks to the addition of an infinity of new sounds and environmental noises, such as the roar emitted by the engine of a supercar going up picturesque streets of the small town of Guanajuato. In this regard, the representatives of the British subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios explain how important it was to draw on the computational power and resources of Xbox Series X / S to give fans an even more realistic audio experience, especially in relation to a context of game that involves a sudden change in weather conditions and frequent changes to one’s approach to driving based on the terrain, the type of car and, once again, the weather.

From the pages of the official site of the Forza Motorsport series also comes the confirmation of the presence of convertible cars and the integration of Drag Racing competitions, with “American” endurance races in which two or more cars compete for the victory by darting on a straight. For those who can’t wait to devour the digital asphalt of FH5 starting from November 9 on PC, Xbox One and Series X / S, we recommend trying their hand (albeit only ideally) in the breathtaking rides on the streets of Forza Horizon Mexico 5 reading our special signed by Giuseppe Carrabba.