Forza Horizon 5 Dev Provides New Update On Expansion& Ray Tracing
During today’s ‘Forza Monthly‘ Livestream, developer Playground Games has provided an update on some huge things coming to Forza Horizon 5. The first of which is Expansion 2 news; that being that FH5’s second major DLC isn’t coming until next year.
Playground Games: "We're hard at work on the second expansion of Forza Horizon 5. You can expect to see it in early 2023. We'll have more to share after we enter the new year." pic.twitter.com/Yx2LQXUNMM
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Another major chunk of Forza Horizon 5 news is that Playground is expanding the game’s ray tracing capabilities. Sadly these updates don’t apply to the console version (yet), but if you’re playing on PC, in-game ray tracing is now available.
You’ll need a beefy setup to get in-game RT working, but the team has now added some possibilities via the game’s new ‘Ultra’ and ‘Extreme’ PC settings. Both new options deliver different levels of ray tracing support — as shown in the above chart — and the team has also showcased the type of hardware you’ll need to play on these new settings. Playground recommends aiming for ‘Ideal Spec’ to run Forza Horizon 5 with ray tracing:
Hopefully, we hear about ray tracing support on the console at some stage, but given that the feature’s PC performance requires the top settings, we’re not sure we’ll ever see it on the console.