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Xbox Wireless Controller - Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition

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We also announced the Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, inspired by the powder fireworks that go off throughout the day at the in-game Horizon Festival. The controller features a first-ever transparent yellow finish, with a custom-colored, visible rumble motor and lighting effects that play off the Xbox button. The controller includes textured grips on the triggers and bumpers, and custom bottom and side dimple patterned grips inspired by perforated style performance car steering wheels. Young girls thrive when they have someone to look up to, and Barbie has exemplified their limitless potential for decades. With over 200 careers, Barbie continues to reflect new movements. Movie-going audiences will see themselves represented in the film’s Barbies, who are thriving in professional roles ranging from physicist to President. In collaboration, Xbox is spotlighting some of the dolls’ real-world counterparts in the gaming field with a video. Hear about the different careers in gaming as those who work on the Forza franchise speak about their own career journeys, motivations, and personal Barbie connections. Fans can also see the video debut as part of a very special livestream on July 14 th from the World of Barbie, where fans can learn about “Barbie” and see our hosts race in Barbie and Ken rides from the movie, in Forza Horizon 5. Xbox is All Dolled Up

Compatible with select devices and operating system versions; learn more at xbox.com/controller-compatibility. Button mapping available via Xbox Accessories app for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10; app for Windows 10 requires compatible USB-C cable (sold separately). Grab the Xbox Wireless Controller - Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition for the ultimate Horizon adventure. The festival inspired design features racing inspired grips and a transparent yellow finish.* Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) may take longer to reach you. To the right of that port comes a triple treat of buttons that allow for mapping those rear-placed buttons (a simple process of mapping button to button), along with two profile switches (signified by apron-mounted lighting) for when you need to go fully ‘pro’. As you play through Forza Horizon 5 and explore our expansive version of Mexico, you can expect cargo planes, an active volcano, a race to the festival under beautiful Mexican skies, and more. You’ll see exciting sights like the Ford Bronco Badlands atop the active, snow-capped Gran Caldera volcano, the 2020 Corvette Stingray tearing up the asphalt towards a dust storm in the Mexican farmland, and the Porsche 911 Desert Flyer crashing through the dense jungle tree canopy.Compatible with select devices and operating system versions; learn more at xbox.com/controller-compatibility. Button mapping available via the Xbox Accessories app for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10; the app for Windows 10 requires compatible USB-C cable (sold separately). Compatible with select devices and operating system versions; learn more at xbox.com/controller-compatibility. Button mapping available via Xbox Accessories app for Xbox Series XS, Xbox One and Windows 10; app for Windows 10 requires compatible USB-C cable (sold separately). Full description

Take control over all terrain with textured trigger grip, and custom bottom and side dimple grip patterns inspired by perforated style performance car steering wheels. We’re thrilled Ford and Mercedes-AMG fans can drive the year’s biggest vehicles in-game, thanks to their great partnership. And thanks to the capabilities of the Xbox Series X|S consoles, we knew we could dial-up the detail and authenticity more than ever before. For example, raytracing in Forzavista – we get a new level of material response and reflections, that are more like what you’d see with your eyes in real-life. It made things extra exciting for the team to capture the beauty and realism of these vehicles, and we can’t wait for the fans to get their hands on them.

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When everybody plays, we all win! Like the cinematic Barbie Land, Xbox is a community made better by how inclusive it is. To celebrate our commitment to being a place for everyone, we’ve rounded up ten Barbie dolls that are reflective of the Barbie line, which is the most diverse doll line on the market. We outfitted them with the latest Xbox Gear fashion, as well as accessories including an Xbox Series S console, Wireless Controller and an Adaptive Controller. Fans can win the dolls as part of an international sweepstakes. Dream Console, Meet Dreamhouse Over the last few months, we’ve given open world driving fans a taste of what they can expect from Forza Horizon 5, including breaking down the different biomes you’ll explore as you race across Mexico. Now, with the November 9 release of Forza Horizon 5 on the horizon (I couldn’t help myself), we’re excited to share with the fans the first eight minutes of pure, unadulterated Forza Horizon 5 gameplay. And we’re not done there, we’re also beyond excited to showcase Forza Horizon 5’s just-announced cover cars: the Mercedes-AMG ONE and the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands. ¡Let’s Go! These grips are slightly soft, cool to the touch, and offer a surprising amount of, well, grip! It makes the FH5 Xbox controller feel more comfortable in hand compared to the standard affair, which is already one of the most comfortable controllers around. Rather than a purely aesthetic change, the controller's grips significantly add to the experience, a revelation that honestly surprised me. Yep, you heard us right – the Thrustmaster eSwap XR Pro Controller for Xbox in Forza Horizon 5 trim comes complete with a teeny tiny steering wheel, one that can be dropped onto the controller in mere seconds, letting you become more immersed with your racing scene than ever before. Don’t get us wrong, it is no match for a full race wheel set-up and if you’re really serious about shaving the milliseconds or hitting the apexes, then we’d most definitely point you to the way of the Thrustmaster T248 Wheel or T128 Wheel. But if you don’t want to get that involved, this could still be a fun little way of playing.

Explore a new racing horizon! Experience incredibly immersive racing with the gamepad, thanks to the brand-new Racing Wheel Module with re-centring system, 95-degree angle of rotation for better control of turns and drifting, non-slip coating: stay in control at all times, adjustable sensitivity via the ThrustmapperX app, versatile: 3 possible positions. But there’s more and Thrustmaster have seen fit to include some on-board audio controls on the front side of the eSwap XR; volume up, volume down and a mic button placed just to the left of the 3.5mm audio port. They prove to be extremely easy to hit whilst playtime goes on and is something that we’ve waxed lyrical about with other controllers – why can’t all have some form of onboarded audio controls to ensure we never have to take our hands of the controller whilst playing. The description is a bit vague admittedly, but it does look cool at least, with the Forza Motorsport logo splashed front and centre on the racing wheel module. We're intrigued to see how this thing performs in the hands of racing fans, and whether they think it gets anywhere near a wheel setup.

Game-changing gear

The limited-edition Forza Horizon 5 Xbox controller comes with exclusive content for the game. This includes a Forza edition car, cosmetic item, and victory emote. During the gamescom 2021 Xbox Stream, we showcased what players can expect when hopping into Forza Horizon 5 for the first time, including footage of both of our cover cars, the Mercedes-AMG ONE and the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands, in action. As longtime fans know, the beginning of a Forza Horizon game sets the stage for everything to come, so we felt like it was important to share a look at these pivotal moments. GameSpot's Forza Horizon 5 review scored the racing game a 9/10. "Forza Horizon 5 is another meaningful evolution of the series as opposed to a reinvention, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a case of more of the same," reviewer Alessandro Barbosa said. "Even when it is familiar, Forza Horizon 5 makes small, but thoughtful changes to its established blueprint that hones in on the people behind the cars in a way that the franchise has previously just glossed over." Limited edition hardware coinciding with major video game launches is nothing new. Halo Infinite even has an enticing Limited Edition Xbox Series X and controller that's already much sought after and nearly impossible to obtain. The Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller manages to stand out from the crowd with a stunning visual design and a handful of upgrades and details that make it better than the standard Xbox controller, rather than just a simple reskin. Of course, there are also other details to note with the Forza Horizon 5 Xbox Wireless Controller. Other than the almost-hidden Forza logo, the controller's unique translucent casing allows for an alluring effect not possible with opaque plastic (please, everyone, more translucency in tech). The left-hand rumble motor in the FH5 controller is clearly visible behind the plastic, and is also painted a bright red across one side (a likely homage to how many brake calipers in high-end cars are painted red).

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