With references to titles like Banjo-Kazooie, DOOM, and Ori uncovered via car horns; the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 has a lot of gaming Easter eggs.
Easter eggs referencing legendary games like DOOM, Banjo-Kazooie, and others can be found in the upcoming Forza Horizon 5. The racing simulator is set to release later this November and has received positive feedback from critics and reviewers, with Forza Horizon 5 currently holding the highest-rated all-new console game of 2021.
Forza Horizon 5 is expected to be one of the year’s most popular games, with fast-paced, competitive racing as well as calm driving simulation sessions. The fifth game in the series will transport players to Mexico, meticulously reconstructed to deliver the most realistic experience imaginable. Although Forza Horizon 4 was one of the most graphically stunning racing simulators of the previous console generation, early assessments indicate that Forza Horizon 5 outperforms its predecessor in every way. The new Forza will be available to play on November 9, the same day it will be available on Xbox Game Pass.
Forza Horizon 5 contains a lot of Easter eggs that reference other major video games, as spotted by VGC. For example, VGC noted that many unlockable automobile horn sounds pay homage to Halo, Sea of Thieves, Ori and the Blind Forest, and other games when evaluating the competition. Thanks to Forza Horizon 5’s car horns, players will be treated to Banjo-Spiral Kazooie’s Mountain theme, as well as music from the original DOOM‘s first level.
The gaming Easter eggs may not be the only ones hidden within Forza Horizon 5’s enormous landscape. The game’s area is 1.5 times the size of Forza Horizon 4’s already expansive open-world, implying that there are likely still plenty of mysteries to unearth. When not racing, fans will be able to explore the open environment at their leisure, making use of returning Forza Horizon 4 elements such as uncovering secret cars, completing tricks, and executing stunts as they discover everything Mexico has to offer. There are certainly many Easter eggs waiting to be found along the exotic coasts, deserts, and wetlands.
While most players will have to wait until November 9 to play Forza Horizon 5, those who purchased the Premium Edition or Premium Add-ons Bundle on Xbox or PC will have a head start in exploring and mastering the game thanks to a few days of early access. Early access for Forza Horizon 5 begins on November 5 at 12:01 a.m. local time. If you can’t wait until November 9th, you may at least pre-order Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Game Pass.