What you need to know
- Later this year, Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios are releasing Forza Horizon 5, a grand open-world racing adventure.
- Before Horizon 5 officially releases, Playground is slowly trickling out new information and reveals to excited players.
- At the Xbox Gamescom 2021 event, Playground officially revealed the cover cars and art for Forza Horizon 5.
- The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE and Ford Bronco Badlands dominate the cover of FH5, and it looks amazing.
Forza Horizon 5 was already making waves during the Xbox Gamescom 2021 event with a new limited edition Xbox Wireless Controller, but Playground Games couldn't stop there. Shortly after, the official cover art for Forza Horizon 5 was finally revealed, and subsequently, the cars that accompany it. Forza Horizon 5 is almost certainly going to be one of the best Xbox racing games when it releases, and now at least its cover looks the part.
The flagship car for Forza Horizon 5 is absolutely not going to shock anyone who has followed along with FH5's development, as this car has been featured heavily in previous trailers and images and comes straight off the Forza Horizon 5 car list. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG Project ONE supercar looks dashing in red, and absolutely dominates the front of Forza Horizon 5's slick cover art. There's also a new trailer showing off the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, which you can watch above.
The Project ONE isn't alone, however, as Forza Horizon 5's cover art features not one, but two 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands racing alongside the aforementioned supercar. A separate trailer has been dedicated to the Ford Bronco revival, which is a perfect fit for the Forza Horizon 5 map, which will feature tons of hardcore offroading to push the SUV to its absolute limits. There's truly a ridiculous number of reasons to be excited for what Playground Games is delivering with Horizon 5. If you want to learn everything we know about this flagship racing game, be sure to check out our ultimate guide to Forza Horizon 5. Forza Horizon 5 is already available for preorder, and can even give you four days of early access with the Premium Edition.
In case you missed it, Xbox also revealed the Forza Horizon 5 opening drive gameplay and a new Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, which is now available to preorder.
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An epic adventure
Forza Horizon 5 is the latest project from Playground Games and continues the epic Forza Horizon adventure with a new roster of amazing cars and a brand-new location to explore: Mexico. Forza Horizon 5 launches on Xbox and PC later this year, and it's already available to preorder.
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