Forza Horizon 5 races to the Xbox consoles and the PC at the beginning of November and appears not only in a next-gen version, but also for Xbox systems of the last generation, i.e. Xbox One and its S and X variants. Material for this version has not yet been seen, which is already causing alarm bells to ring for some. Because at the latest since the disastrous Last Gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 many are skeptical when it comes to PS4 and Xbox One implementations of more recent games.
But you have to look around Worried about the Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 5? GamePro.de asked Creative Director Mike Brown from developer Playground Games for an interview Preview-Version of the game are asked exactly about this topic and get answers that allow us to assess the Last Gen variant a little better.
But one after anonther. According to official information, Forza Horizon 5 supports the following resolutions and frame rates on Xbox One systems:
|Xbox One X||3840×2160 (4K)||30 fps||And|
|Xbox One S||1920×1080 (Full HD)||30 fps||And|
|Xbox One||1920×1080 (Full HD)||30 fps||no|
If these values are actually achieved, the Xbox One X version in particular should do very well and would be on a similar level to that Quality mode of the Series X variant – apart from the ray tracing effects, of course.
By the way, you can see how good Forza Horizon 5 looks on Series X in our current video:
Forza Horizon 5’s open world looks – and plays – fantastic
This is what Playground Games says about the Xbox One version
Creative Director Mike Brown was satisfied in an interview with GamePro.de:
We’re pretty happy with how the Xbox One version turned out. Of course, it’s an Xbox One game. So it doesn’t look as good as what we showed off at Series X. But I believe if you are an Xbox One owner and you play all of your games on it then you will be very happy with the Xbox One version.
Brown emphasized several times that the graphic quality of the Last Gen version would not match that of the Series X version and also referred to a special missing “Quality of Life” feature:
It runs on an old hard drive. As a result, of course, there are more loading screens than Next Gen, and that’s what strikes me the most when I return from Series X to Xbox One.
However, you don’t have to worry about any content restrictions or a smaller map:
The card is the same. It doesn’t look that good in comparison, of course, but it’s the same size. You get all cars, all content and all races.
Our assessment: Even if the statements are of course still viewed with caution and should wait for a final assessment until the release, we have no real concerns about the Xbox One version. Because the older hardware can more than satisfactorily handle the extensive game worlds and details Forza Horizon 2, 3 and 4 impressively proven. We are still curious to see how big the noticeable graphical difference between the versions will be.
Forza Horizon 5 will be released on November 9, 2021, and all Ultimate Edition buyers can jet off four days earlier.
Will you be playing Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Series X / S or Xbox One?