Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Here’s Why Forza Horizon 5 Sounds So Good, Straight From One Of Its Audio Wizards

Besides the sprawling new map set in Mexico and additional cars, aftermarket parts and events, Forza Horizon 5 is getting another upgrade in one oft-overlooked area: Car audio. Last week, Fraser Strachan, Lead Audio Designer at Playground Games, revealed everything the studio’s been doing to ensure vehicles in the next Horizon instalment sound richer and more lifelike than ever before. To my ears, as well as those of many fans, they’ve made quite a stride.

Punching up engine noises in a game with the vast library of cars that Forza has takes a wealth of time, planning and technical creativity.

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