With Gran Turismo 7 delayed until 2022, Forza Horizon 5 is 2021’s most anticipated racing game. Set in Mexico, Forza Horizon 5 is shaping up to be the best game yet in the open-world racing series. One of the star cars will be the Formula 1-inspired Mercedes-AMG One hypercar, which will be the game’s cover car alongside the Ford Bronco Badlands.
For its racing game debut, Mercedes-AMG collaborated with developer Playground Games to create a unique “Forza Horizon Edition” of the One with a unique red, white, grey, and black livery that won’t be available for the real car. The Mercedes-AMG One has been recreated in Forza Horizon 5 in meticulous attention to detail, with selectable “Track” and “Road” driving modes and working active aerodynamics.
“The Mercedes-AMG Project One is strictly limited to 275 units in the real world. We’re delighted that there’s now a perfect digital variant exclusively in Forza Horizon 5. Thanks to our close cooperation with Microsoft, we can now virtually offer the unique driving experience of our hypercar to a large group of enthusiasts in the best and most impressive way currently available on the gaming scene,” said Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
“We are honoured to continue our long-term relationship with Mercedes-AMG to feature the highly sought-after Mercedes-AMG Project One in Forza Horizon 5,” said Alan Hartman, VP of Forza Racing Franchise, Xbox Game Studios. “We have featured Mercedes-AMG vehicles in every Forza game, however, this is the first time we’ve partnered to feature a Mercedes-AMG vehicle on the cover of a Forza game. I cannot imagine a more exciting car to start with than the amazing Mercedes-AMG Project One.”
You can see the Mercedes-AMG One Forza Horizon Edition in action in a new cinematic gameplay video showcasing the game’s spectacular opening race and diverse landscapes. Seemingly taking inspiration from Furious 7, the race opens with a Ford Bronco Badlands being dropped by a cargo plane and parachuting onto the top of a snow-capped volcano. During the race, the Bronco performs a huge jump, showing off the awe-inspiring scale of the environment.
The action then switches to a C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which is driven through a sandstorm after being dropped from the cargo plane. A vintage Porsche 911 Desert Flyer then tears up the jungle before the opening culminates with a high-speed sprint to the Horizon festival in the Mercedes-AMG One cover car. Forza Horizon 5 races onto current Xbox consoles and PC on November 5th.