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Forza Horizon 5 will have over 2000 weather presets

Published: 08:46, 29 June 2021
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Forza Horizon 5 will feature some spectacular sky boxes

Playground Games, the developer of the Forza Horizon series, have confirmed that Forza Horizon 5 will feature over 2000 weather presets, which is a major increase over Forza Horizon 4, which "only" had 300.

One of the biggest Xbox exclusives set to release this year is Playground Games' gorgeous arcade racer Forza Horizon 5, which got revealed at Xbox Games Showcase this month. Since the official reveal, Playground Games hosted two Forza Horizon 5 Let's Go! developer interviews where they talked in detail about the announcement trailer and gameplay and some of the in-game systems such as weather and skyboxes.

In an exciting showcase, Playground Games explained how they have captured gorgeous skies and clouds of Mexico using a special camera rig and what's even more interesting, how they implemented these 12K resolution shots in the game.

Also, the devs confirmed that thousands and thousands of snaps will help them create the most unique skies and weather system ever seen in a video game. To achieve this they have over 2000 weather presets in the game, which is a major increase over Forza Horizon 4 that had only 300.

These presets will be separated into several categories that we've seen in Forza Horizon 4 when choosing the weather before the race. So for example, you'll get to choose from clear, cloudy, light rain, heavy rain, thunder and other options and once you choose your preferred weather, the game will pick one weather preset from its library. 

Forza Horizon 5 is officially hitting the shelves on November 5, 2021, for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC via Game Pass.

Forza Horizon 4 racing game by Playground Games and Microsoft

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