Forza Horizon 5 players seem to have been given a 8,000 year ban from the game over the coloring they created. The design in question features North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the KFC logo, the “Send Nukes” hashtag, and the New Balance logo, now labeled “Nuke Balance.” The ban was shared on Forzasubreddit by user AllThingsRacing. Apparently, the coloring was created by a friend of the user, which is their first crime. Users also state that the ban is due to the Turn 10 Studios enforcement team, not the developer’s Playground Games.
eo cara que foi banido do Forza Horizon 5 por fazer vinis pros carros com o Kim Jong-un
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— Igor (@gaahogi) December 1, 2021
It’s unclear exactly which element of Livery’s design caused the wrath of Turn 10 Studios. The presence of a dictator was probably enough to offend the team, but one Reddit poster said the message of a car’s nuclear weapons could be interpreted as promoting violence. Of course, the presence of the actual company logo along with that message could also have played a role. To be honest, the ban itself isn’t all that surprising, taking into account all these factors. The whole “8000 Years Time Frame” may be a little overkill, but readers have to decide for themselves!
Given the strictness of the ban, Forza Horizon 5 players may be cautious when creating a livery in the game. Playground Games has provided players with many tools to devise their own paint jobs. We’ve already seen some great designs since the game was released last month. However, players who use the game to share political messages or use anything that can be offensive to others may see the ban hammer down. It may take you 8000 years!
Forza Horizon 5 is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.
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