Check out this brand-new Forza Horizon on the horizon, and its foliage is going to be some of the most amazing, most accurate foliage ever presented in a video game. According to Playground Games creative director Mike Brown, they’ve rendered the individual needles on the cholla cactus we’ll be racing by at a hundred miles per hour. That’s some highly detailed cactus.
On November 9, Forza fans on PC and Xbox consoles around the world will be racing through a beautiful recreation of Mexico in what the developers are saying the “largest and most diverse open world ever in a Forza game.” From sparse deserts to dense rainforests, fascinating cities to the caldera of a volcano, Forza Horizon 5 players are in for all sorts of plants thwapping their leaves against the expensive paint jobs of their virtual vehicles.
These plants are going to scratch the cars. Cactus needles plus a dirt road equals severe vehicular plant massacre on my part and then there are rainforests that need protecting from my cars.
Check out the full gameplay reveals video for a deep look at the tech that powers Forza Horizon 5’s plants, as well as its cars, racing, weather, murals, and extensive multiplayer options.