2nd Forza Horizon 5 expansion coming in early 2023, Playground Games confirms; In-game ray tracing is now available on PC

Forza Horizon 5’s second expansion will release in early 2023, developer Playground Games has confirmed.

The developer said so during the latest Forza Monthly livestream (Thank you Klobrille). According to Playground, the team is currently actively working on the DLC and more information about it will be shared in early 2023.

“Glad to share this with all series updates and game patches, which we are constantly working on as you know we are also hard at work on the second expansion for Forza Horizon 5,” said one. from the game’s designers during the live stream. “You can expect to see it in early 2023. We’ll have more to share after the start of the new year.”

Another exciting piece of information for Horizon 5 players on PC is that in-game ray tracing is now available through the “Ultra” and “Extreme” game settings. As can be seen in the table displayed below, both graphics modes come with different levels of ray tracing support during free roam and races. For medium and high settings, ray tracing is not available during races and free roaming. As expected, you’ll need all the setup to run Forza Horizon 5 with ray tracing, and Playground recommends playing the game on a Radeon RX 6800 XT or RTX 3080 GPU combined with a Ryzen 7 3800XT or Intel i7-10700K processor. .

Forza Horizon 5 is available now worldwide for PC and Xbox. Here is what we wrote in our review last year.

Added to this is the music, with an excellent soundtrack full of music through the radio stations. I’m happy to stay on XS, listen to my rock music (with The Killers!) or classic radio from time to time. An issue I had in the past on car and engine sounds has been improved, but you still have some similarities. It’s still an improvement.

Now, am I in trouble? Yes, but they are so rare. I had a few bugs, with audio clips repeating themselves. At one point, the same sentence repeated itself no less than seven times. It wasn’t due to the rewind as I was driving on a giant float and hadn’t had an accident. No, the game had just decided to break. I also had two freezes/crashes, one where I chose to restart something and got stuck in the loading screen. Another time the game crashed when loading a race.

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