Forza Horizon 5’s Character Customiser Has Pronouns & Prosthetic Limbs

Forza Horizon 5 looks like it will have the most representation out of any game in the series when it releases for PC and Xbox later this year.

Announced at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Forza Horizon 5 looked stunning running on the Xbox Series X. It was super smooth and some of its visuals were easily mistakable for real life. Don’t just take our word for it though. Check out the trailer for yourself.

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Sure, we all knew that the open-world racer was likely to have appeared on the show, but I think it’s fair to say that its quality exceeded a lot of the already high expectations.

When Forza Horizon 5 launches this year the developers at Playground Games are looking to make the open-world spin-off a game with the most representation the series has seen.

Representation is Awesome

For years now, character customisation has been a big element in gaming. Whether it’s a racing game, a third- or first-person shooter, representation is important, especially in games that offer you the ability to create a completely unique character to you.

The Forza franchise in recent years has offered character customisation, albeit on quite a basic level. Yet the latest installment looks to set a new standard in the series.

As detailed on the games FAQ, the game is said to offer a “more diverse cast of selectable characters” than ever before. Players can not only choose facial features, hair colour, and styles, but also a selection of prosthetic limbs. There will also be extra options when it comes to pronouns and character voices.

We love car customisation

Vehicle customisation has always played a huge role in the Forza Horizon series, and this fifth instalment is no exception.

The FAQ details that the UX (User Experience) will receive an overhaul to fall “in-line with modern image manipulation software.” So, in other words, expect community-created liveries to be off the charts in Forza Horizon 5. There will also be 100s of new rims added to the game, 100s of new visual upgrades, and 1000s of performance upgrades.

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What languages will Forza Horizon 5 support?

The newest Forza Horizon will also be accessible to a number of multi-national languages, offering 15 localised texts.  The localised text includes English, French, German, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Mexico and Spain), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Czech, Turkish, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

Forza Horizon 5 supports cross-play and cross-save

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Credit: Microsoft/Playground Games

The latest Forza Horizon will also support cross-play and cross-save across PC (via Windows 10), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, while PC Steam will support cross-play, it will not support cross-save.

How will Forza Horizon 5 perform?

In terms of performance in-game on console, Forza Horizon 5 will support the choice to prioritise performance or visuals. On Xbox Series X, 4K resolution will be supported at 30fps. Xbox Series S will play at 1080p at 30fps. However, both the Xbox Series X|S will also support a performance mode that runs at 60fps.

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When will Forza Horizon 5 release?

The game will release for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on November 5th for the Premium Edition offering early access. The standard and Digital Deluxe versions will be released on November 9th. Forza Horizon 5 will also launch on day one via Xbox Game Pass.

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Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/Playground Games