Playground Games has revealed more details about Forza Horizon 5. The developers will explain how the game’s realistic sky was created and details about new weather effects and storms that players may encounter.
Forza Horizon 5 includes two all-new weather effects: Sandstorms and Tropical Storms. They will appear in certain areas of the game and players can see them from a distance and then drive towards them. The weather in the game depends on the season and the region in which the players are. For example, there is little rain in the desert, while in the forest there is tropical rain. in stream Showing new images for Playground game developers and explain it to them.
The sky in Forza Horizon 5 was created using time-lapse footage captured by the team in Mexico. In total, more than 400 hours of sky images were recorded, which is good for 75 terabytes of data, from which the most interesting cloudy sky and the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets were selected.
To make aerial shots, designers use a devices From three cameras, which captures a 360-degree view of the sky. By taking photos of different exposures and then combining them, everything is captured in HDR. Then the images are provided with motion vector, which makes it possible to create an animation with interpolation.
In Forza Horizon 4 and 3, Playground Games used similar technologies, but the system has been further improved in the new game, according to the developers. Forza Horizon 4 included about 300 possible different combinations of weather effects, such as “rainy afternoon” and “sunny sunset”. In Forza Horizon 5, this has been increased to over 2,000 different combinations. So players will encounter more different weather conditions in the game.
Forza Horizon 5 launches on November 9
Microsoft announced Forza Horizon 5 earlier this month at E3 Games Show. Set in Mexico, this open-world racing game features environments recreated in detail, including murals by Mexican artists. The game has been in development for some time and will be released on November 9 for current and previous generation Xbox consoles, Windows 10, and Xbox cloud games. The game is part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription.