Forza Horizon 5 streamer mode revealed, gone gold

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Creators eager to stream the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 can rejoice, for the game’s streamer mode is designed to ensure no copyrighted songs are played during your broadcasts. The last Forza Horizon Let’s Go! stream ended with this news as well as other items to spice up interest for audiophile fans of Forza.

Some of your favorite Forza Horizon radio stations make their return including Pulse, Block Party, Hospital Records, Bass Arena, XS and Eterna (previously Timeless FM). The stations include a number for famous artists including Beastie Boys, Bring Me The Horizon, DEADMAU5, Dua Lipa, Foo Fighters The Killers Lil Nas, Run-D.M.C. and many more.

But not only that, the game will also include new tracks and compositions, authentic Mexican artists and musicians, stream-safe tracks and much much more. It’s a shame they weren’t able to include Darude though, for as host Charleyy Hodson jokes, it would have been great to hear it during a sandstorm.

Forza Horizon 5 streamer mode will be available from the get go via the audio options, so you can stream easy knowing no copyright takedowns will be hitting you while you ride easy through Mexico’s deserts. The developers have made sure to coordinate with streamers, finding out how to help them so the game can be played with no issues towards copyright strikes.

It’s nice to see that special attention is being put into the Forza Horizon 5’s streamer mode, as some recent releases have struggled with this. Last month, Life is Strange: True Colors’ weaksauce streamer mode simply removed copyrighted music altogether, resulting in unintentionally hilarious moments like this:

This month’s Back 4 Blood saw Turtle Rock Studios secure a number of classic tunes for an epic jukebox scene, but were unable to secure the rights for streaming, which means that many people’s experience of the scene on-stream lacks the intended rock and roll oomph, though they are working to address that.

The Let’s Go! stream came to an end with news that Forza Horizon 5 has gone gold! For those who don’t know what that means, it just means that the game has been completed, has passed certification from Sony, Microsoft and other platform holders and is being pressed onto discs in time for launch day.

Forza Horizon 5 will be launching on November 5, 2021 and will premiere on Xbox Game Pass as a Day One addition to the service for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.