Xbox Games Showcase Extended Will Feature More on Forza Horizon 5’s Hot Wheels Expansion

Following the grand reveal of Forza Horizon 5’s first expansion during the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, the Playground Games team will be talking more about what the DLC will bring in a special “Showcase Extended” event.

The livestream, set to start at 1700 UTC on June 14, will feature more of Xbox’s wares over the next 12 months, so it’s not clear right now when FH5 will feature, nor for how much of the show.

However we can say that Horizon’s creative director Mike Brown will be joining regular Forza Monthly and Let’s Go host Charleyy Hodson for a longer look at the Hot Wheels expansion itself.

As we expected following a leak on the game’s Steam store page, the Hot Wheels expansion will feature an entirely new map area, with over a hundred miles of additional driving routes — a good chunk of which will be orange plastic track. It won’t be entirely orange though, as the pack will include magnetic, icy, water flume, and rumble track sections.

Along with the four additional biomes, which looks to increase the game’s map size by close to 20%, players will be able to use the Hot Wheels track and obstacles in FH5’s EventLab route creator. That’s sure to result in some spectacular creations around the Horizon world.

There’s ten cars coming with the expansion too, with four of the full-size, real-world cars from the Hot Wheels Garage, and six high performance machines including the Brabham BT62 and Mosler MT900 GT3.

The trailer showed some other full-size Hot Wheels cars — those from FH4’s small Hot Wheels car DLC pack — which look set to be regular Playlist rewards starting with Series 9 on June 23.

You’ll be able to pick up the pack for $19.99 when it launches on July 19, although it’s included in the Premium Edition, Premium Add-ons Bundle, and the Expansions Bundle if you already have them.

We’re not sure what else is going to be revealed about the expansion, but doubtless PG still has some surprises in store.

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