During yesterday’s livestream, Playground Games revealed some additional details about the Ray Tracing effects of Forza Horizon 5. According to the team, and during gameplay sequences, the game won’t have any Ray Tracing effects.
Now while the game won’t have RT effects during gameplay, it will have Ray Tracing reflections in ForzaVista. In case you weren’t aware of, ForzaVista is the game’s Vehicle Viewer (think of it as a PhotoMode). The only RT effects that will be present in ForzaVista will be ray-traced reflections. Thus, you should not expect any additional effects like ray-traced shadows, ray-traced global illumination or ray-traced ambient occlusion.
Additionally, the team confirmed that the game won’t support mods. As such, Forza Horizon 5 will not allow users to modify game files in any way.
Lastly, Forza Horizon 5 will support cross-play and cross-saves between PC and Xbox consoles.
The game will release on November 9th.