Forza Horizon 5 Will Use Ray-Tracing For More Immersive Audio

Published 08/08/2021, 7:17 AM EDT


Forza Horizon 5 is all set to release on November 9, 2021, according to the official information. Forza Horizon games have always impressed their fans with better visual quality with every new entry. Based on the official trailer and gameplay video, fans have got a pretty good taste of how thrilling and good the visuals are. However, other than visuals, audio is another area in which the franchise has traditionally excelled. Forza Horizon 5 is going to be no different at all.

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Fans already knew that in Forza Vista Mode there will be Ray Tracing, but now the developers have revealed that the open-world, in-demand game uses ray tracing in its audio design for more immersive audio. Not only this, but they have also added over 320 brand new car recordings to the game. Sounds super cool, right?

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The developers confirmed the news on the latest episode 3 of Forza Horizon 5: Let’s Go! Series. Visual ray tracing is only restricted to Forza vista (vehicle viewing mode), but the audio ray tracing is much more crucial than that.

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Forza Horizon 5: Let’s Go!

Ray tracing means that the game will send ray-traced audio paths to make the audio bounce off different objects in the game. These include trees, walls, buildings, ceilings, and more. So, the whole sound effect will change according to the environment and the speed of your vehicle.

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Players will be able to hear the sound of the car’s engine bouncing off all the surrounding objects. This will give them the best experience with high-quality audio. For instance, if a player is driving through a town, the sound will be crisp and loud. On the other hand, if the player is through a heavy forest, the sound will be more suppressed.

(Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

There is also an additional feature coming to Forza Horizon 5 which allows the players to change the exhaust, intake, and other variety of car sounds and hear in real-time what an engine sounds like when the player makes an upgrade. This additional feature is named Audible Upgrades.

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Forza Horizon 5 was first revealed way back during E3 2021 in June. The game will be available to subscribers of Xbox Game Pass on day one on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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