2 Gorgeous New Games Introduce The Powerful New Game Consoles

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  • With new game consoles more powerful than ever, modern video games can look especially good.
  • The recent debut of “Forza Horizon 5” has brought so much to the fore, as has “Microsoft Flight Simulator”.
  • Both games feature rich, expansive environments and ultra-detailed vehicles.
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At the video game industry‘s annual E3 show last week, one message was clear: Video game visuals are more realistic and detailed than ever.

Look no further than the early “Forza Horizon 5” and “Microsoft Flight Simulator” trailers for proof.

The former is the latest entry in the beloved “Forza Horizon” racing series, and it looks absolutely stunning in

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The game is set in Mexico and features richly detailed environments in which players can race in dozens of different vehicles.

This includes desolate beaches under sheer cliffs:

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Volcanic mountain sides that use photogrammetry data to accurately recreate the real place:

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And seaside towns with elaborate wall paintings by real artists, like this one by Mexican artist Farid Rueda:

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Amid the dozens of game trailers that aired last week, “Forza Horizon 5” stood out because it was the first major demonstration we saw of the potential power of the latest Xbox consoles – “Forza Horizon “is a proprietary Microsoft series, and the latest entry is for Xbox and PC consoles only.

It’s also just wild to see in action. For that, you can watch the first trailer below (or go to this link for a longer gameplay walkthrough).

“Forza Horizon 5” is slated to launch on November 9 for Xbox and PC consoles, and will be available through the Game Pass subscription service as well as through the Xbox Digital Storefront.

The other major game, “Microsoft Flight Simulator”, has a somewhat unfair advantage: the game already looks amazing to run on a PC.

Fans have been playing the new “Microsoft Flight Simulator” on PC since August 2020, and the game’s richly detailed graphics are an expectation at this point.

Still, it’s incredibly impressive that the game achieves such stunning visuals on Xbox consoles.

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Notably, the game features a wide variety of planes and destinations around the world, like a more detailed version of Google Earth that you have to physically walk through.

If you have ever dreamed of piloting a commercial airplane from New York to Dubai with incredibly precise details then this game is for you.

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The long-awaited launch of “Microsoft Flight Simulator” for Xbox consoles is just around the corner: the game is scheduled to arrive on July 27 for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, and it will also be available on the Game Pass subscription service.

Take a closer look at “Microsoft Flight Simulator” for Xbox here:

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