Fans’ favorite, Forza Horizon 5, offers an exciting racing experience in a sprawling open world inspired by Mexico. It features the largest map in the Forza Horizon series, surpassing Forza Horizon 4. Additionally, it showcases the highest peak ever seen in the franchise. Meanwhile, just recently, Forza Horizon’s history of collaborations expanded with the addition of two Barbie cars, joining previous partnerships.
Forza Horizon 5 expands with the addition of two Barbie cars
The two cars being included are: the 1956 Barbie Movie Corvette EV and the 2022 Barbie Movie Hummer EV Pickup
Don Joewon Song, a racing game YouTuber, found both cars in the game’s roster, but players can’t claim them yet. Fans confirmed this information by checking the Horizon Promo menu, which displays the cars.
At present, players cannot acquire these cars. However, they can observe them in blueprint events within the Event Lab. In the Event Lab, AI opponents can race using these vehicles. Players can expect a future promotional event where they will receive the cars as gifts or be tasked with missions to unlock them.
The connection between Barbie and Forza Horizon may seem unusual, but it makes sense as both are products of Mattel, which also owns Hot Wheels. Forza Horizon 5 had a Hot Wheels expansion last year, continuing the partnership between Mattel and the franchise that started with Forza Horizon 3 in 2017.
Forza just casually adding a Barbie EV Corvette…
A little strange as this wasn't announced anywhere during the Official-Forza stream.
Speculations suggest that a Barbie-themed promotional event is also planned in the game after the official release of the Barbie movie on July 21. This event could potentially offer players the chance to unlock the Barbie cars. Furthermore, Playground Games has a track record of generously giving cars to players. Thus, making it likely for them to offer the Barbie cars similarly.
Both Barbie fans and Forza fans have expressed mixed feelings about the addition of the two cars. What are your thoughts about this new development? Let us know in the comments section.
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