Racing through Mexico with XBOX ‘Forza Horizon 5’

Work November 3, 2021

Adventure awaits in XBOX’s latest spot for the highly anticipated open-world driving game, Forza Horizon 5. We teamed up with Directors Los Pérez, Caviar and 215 McCann to deliver a hair-raising and colourful cinematic trailer in anticipation of the game’s release.

Forza Horizon 5 features the largest, most diverse open world ever in a Forza Horizon game set against a vibrant, ever-evolving landscape of Mexico with limitless driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.

Our VFX team worked to seamlessly translate the lush environment of the game into a live-action trailer. VFX Supervisor James Allen comments: “This was such a unique project to work on based on the number of locations alone. Each had its own challenges but collaborating with Directors Los Pérez, DP Pau Castejón and the Caviar team was a dream. Working with over 90 shots and 5 locations, we had to adapt to every environment – the beach, Mexico City, the jungle – they all had a distinct look.”

CG Lead Matt Bohnert adds: “Through a combination of highly detailed CG models, textures, and matte paintings, our team built and extended a significant portion of the locations in the spot.  These digital environments, from cacti filled desert to a deteriorated jungle road, helped bring to life the rich Forza worlds experienced in the game. “

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