Forza Horizon 5 is one of the most beautiful games of the new generation. The greater Guanajuato area is carefully brought to life through extreme detail in picturesque settings. That same attention to detail also means that, if something is wrong, players will have a hard time looking past it.
Anyone who has tried FH5 once knows exactly how good the game looks. Whether in the rocky outcrop of La Gran Caldera or the narrow racetrack in the stadium, every part of the game offers something daring and exciting to watch.
Even the weather is meticulously rendered, giving the whole experience a feel fit for a next-gen experience.
Unfortunately, it only takes one minor glitch to ruin that immersion, and that’s exactly what happened to the game’s cockpit view.
Forza Horizon 5 begs Playground Games to fix cockpit visual bug
Forza offers players the option of driving with a third-person overhead view or a much tighter first-person view as if they were sitting directly at the wheel.
The former offers players the chance to take in their entire environment as they cruise on the open road, while the latter takes them into a real driver’s headroom, putting them right in the middle of the action.
Unfortunately for first-person enthusiasts, a long-standing lighting bug can cause the game to appear several shades darker than intended, making navigating late nights or heavily overcast conditions a grueling task.
After a user posted about the issue on the FH subreddit, several other community members jumped in to share their experiences.
One player suggested that the problem stems from the developers simply not caring about making cockpit gameplay realistic: “They just don’t care about cockpit play. Even steering and shifting animations are still worthless.”
Another commenter said that even adjusting the settings won’t relieve all the pain.
“It’s pretty appalling how bad the autoexposure is, it varies from car to car and changes as the sun moves…I’ll say adjusting my system HDR calibration correctly has helped a bit, but it’s still far away. At sunrise/twilight it is actually impossible to see.”
There’s no word from Playground whether they’re investigating this issue at all, but with rumors of DLC on the Horizon, drivers should keep their eyes peeled for news just in case.