Go back in time! – New Retrowave Update for Forza Horizon

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Looking at this website it is not going to be a surprise when i tell you that we like the neon design of Retrowave/Synthwave themed elements. Should you think the same then i have great news for you! A new update to the popular racing game Forza Horizon 5 now brings a classical and flashy stereotypical element of the Retrowave design to the Forza Highway.

New Cars

On 17th May Playground games released the specially designed highway part together with six new cars in a Forza Horizon 5 Update. Two of these are available through the newly started series. With 80 points you get the Hyundai N Vision, a Korean hydrogen/electric powered sports car that takes generally design elements from the original DeLorean DMC12. It fits perfectly into a retrowave 80s themed release. For double the points you can get the DeLoreain DMC itself through the Forza Horizon Playlist challenges.

the classic Countach on the highway

Apart from these two you can also get the new Lamborghini Countach, a classic 80s car rebooted to today design standards, the BMW M635, the Lotus Esprit Turbo and the Citroen BX 4TC.

New location

stunning neon lighting reflections on the countach

The area around the street racing festival has been modified with neon lights on everything to look like the neo futuristic synth utopias you can find on many digital art pieces. Driving through the light tunnel installed on the highway looks great and is real fun. Thanks to Forzas amazing lighting and ray tracing engines this whole installation looks awesome at night and blends well with Forzas rather realistic graphics approach.

To enjoy all the neon the night cycles are also longer. You also get the classical retrowave sun in form of a drone show above the highway. Furthermore the radio stations have also been updated and now sync fitting music to the neon lighting while you drive through them. All in all a very well made and fun experience that blasts you back into the past.

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