As part of this week's Forza Monthly livestream — which also dropped brand-new Forza Motorsport details — Playground Games has introduced its latest Forza Horizon 5 series update; dubbed 'Summer Party'.
This latest content drop for Forza Horizon 5 includes your typical set of new vehicles, arriving via the game's Festival Playlist, alongside a new 'Horizon Story' mission set, an updated stadium layout and even a longer night-time cycle following player feedback.
The new "Icons of Speed" Horizon Story features eight playable missions, starting once the summer season rolls around in-game. Here's a brief description of the new story:
"Across 8 chapters, team up with Alejandra, the head mechanic at the Horizon Festival, and experience iconic cars across the history of racing as you inspire her spark once more!"
To drive home this update's summer theme, the team has revamped the stadium area to feature "summer-style ramps and smashable props", and they've even added "smashable Ice Cream Cone collectibles" in and around the Playa Azul beach. It's officially summer time in Horizon Mexico!
If you want to read up even further on the upcoming series update, a new Forza blog post has all the nitty gritty info and detailed patch notes ahead of the 'Summer Party' arrival in Forza Horizon 5.