Latest Forza Horizon 5 stream shows a ton of new gameplay and reveals new details

Forza Horizon 5 Gamescom Screenshot
Forza Horizon 5 Gamescom Screenshot (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Forza Horizon 5 is a highly anticipated open-world racing game coming later this year from Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios.
  • Forza Horizon 5 has had an extremely productive day with the Xbox Gamescom 2021 event leading straight into Let's Go! Episode 6.
  • The new FH5 stream comes after the reveal of the opening gameplay, the cover cars and art, and a new Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller.
  • Playground spent the entire stream showing off a ton of new FH5 gameplay and a bunch of cars, and answered lots of community questions.

It's been a very busy day for Forza Horizon 5, as the game was featured heavily during the Xbox Gamescom 2021 event. However, Playground Games refused to quit there, and immediately transitioned into Let's Go! Episode 6, where they showed off a ton of brand-new gameplay for Forza Horizon 5, as well as lots of additional cars and information. You can watch the stream below right where it picks up after the Xbox Gamescom 2021 event.

Coming off of the huge influx of new information from Gamescom 2021 was likely pretty tough, but Playground delivered with practically nonstop game footage of a ton of cars from the Forza Horizon 5 car list and environments from the Forza Horizon 5 map. If you've been waiting to see more of what FH5 has to offer, this is the stream to watch. Playground also confirmed lots of interesting information, including tidbits like how all three starter cars will be given to players at the beginning of the game, regardless of which one you choose.

It was also confirmed that the starter cars will consist of the 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray, the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands, and the 2020 Toyota Supra GR. Mostly, though, today's Let's Go! stream was all about sweet, awesome-looking gameplay, so be sure to watch above when you can. Everything shown off today further cements that Forza Horizon 5 is destined for our list of best Xbox racing games.

If you're still playing Forza Horizon 4, be sure to log in today and check your in-game Message Center, as Playground is giving all FH4 players a Volkswagen Golf R decked out in a custom Forza Horizon 5-themed livery for free.

Finally, in case you missed it, the Forza Horizon 5 cover cars and art was revealed, as well as the opening gameplay of Forza Horizon 5. We also got our first look at the unique Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, which is now available for preorder. The last Forza Horizon 5 Let's Go! stream revealed the full map for the game.

Forza Horizon 5 officially releases on Nov. 9 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. If you're interested, you can now preorder Forza Horizon 5.

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