Forza Horizon 5 is destined to be one of the great games of 2021. After seeing it in depth at Gamescom and after playing its initial missions, the new from Playground Games aims to become one of the most next-gen to date on Xbox Series X | S. The game will also see the light in Xbox One, a version that has gone more unnoticed and of which little by little we are getting to know new details.
In statements to Press-Start, the creative director of the game, Mike Brown, has explained what we can expect from Forza Horizon 5 on hardware that dates back to 2013, the Xbox One family of consoles. First, he confirms that there will be loading times because Xbox One units do not have SSD memory.
“People are going to be very happy”; this will be Forza Horizon 5 for Xbox One
The experience will therefore approximate what we saw in Forza Horizon 2, 3 and 4 during the past generation. “The game looks great on Xbox One, but it doesn’t have an SSD. So there are several restrictions from the past ”, he acknowledges. It should be said that the opening sequence of the game has not yet been publicly shown on Xbox One; only on Xbox Series X | S.
The challenges of simplifying the Xbox Series X | S version for Xbox One has not been too complicated because they are already used to doing it when working with PC hardware and software, where this situation is the norm. “The downsizing to Xbox One is a similar process. I think it will be one of the most attractive games on Xbox One“Visually, insists Brown.
“I think people are going to love it. It’s an Xbox One game, it’s not going to look as good as the Xbox Series X | S. It will have loading times, that is the reality. But I think it has not been an added complication for us compared to doing the same on low-performance computers. I think people are going to be very happy with the version that we are going to release ”.
Forza Horizon 5 will go on sale this November 9 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox Cloud Gaming and PC. Available from day one on Xbox Game Pass.