Forza Horizon 5 gets neon-splattered Xbox controller, preorders live

Xbox Wireless Controller – Forza Horizon 5
Xbox Wireless Controller – Forza Horizon 5 (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has unveiled a new limited-edition Forza Horizon 5 controller compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Bluetooth devices.
  • The upcoming controller takes influence from the next entry in the festival-themed racing series, with vibrant neon splatters over a translucent yellow shell.
  • The new Forza Horizon 5 Xbox controller launches November 9, 2021.

Microsoft has unveiled a new limited-edition Xbox controller scheduled to debut this fall, accompanying the Forza Horizon 5 release on Xbox consoles and PC. The remixed variant of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controller joins the next entry in its cross-country racing series, bringing a splash of neon to the standard silhouette.

The Forza Horizon 5 controller draws influence from the anarchic virtual festival, splattering vibrant hues across a translucent yellow shell. The result fits the tone of the new Mexican setting, with textured grips inspired by steering wheels for a distinct motorsport twist.

This controller packs all the benefits of other Xbox Series X|S controllers, including new textured triggers, an improved directional pad, and a dedicated Share button. The controller works with Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Bluetooth-enabled devices like PC and mobile.

The limited-edition Forza Horizon 5 controller launches alongside the game on November 9, with preorders live via the Microsoft Store, priced at $75. Those who purchase the controller will also unlock an exclusive Ford Coupe Forza Edition car, plus a character cosmetic, and emote.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Love this controller! We need a translucent option in the Xbox design lab. 🙏
  • Missed the pre-order window! It's already out of stock :-(