Forza Horizon 5: Latest News, Release Date, Location, Map, Trailer, PS4, Xbox One And Everything You Need To Know

  • Nathan Linley
Forza Horizon 5 will be launched before the end of 2021

Fasten your seatbelts and watch for the lights as Forza Horizon is set to make its next-gen debut as the mecca of motorsport gaming.

There is no denying that the fourth edition of the driving series is rightfully considered as one of the greatest racing games ever made, leaving a lot of pressure on Forza Horizon 5 to shine on the brand new consoles.

Playground Games did a phenomenal job with the last game, providing stunning graphics with eye-opening realism, stunning details and enjoyable gameplay all under one umbrella - going head to head with Sony’s Gran Turismo Sport over the past few years.

That being said, Forza has always been an Xbox exclusive while the latter is Playstation only. But Forza’s open-world gameplay during the last game just gave it the edge.

It has always been a game for casual gamers as well as virtual racing experts, making Forza incredibly appealing to its wider audience and providing enjoyment for players of all skill levels. Forza 4 had over 450 cars to choose from, which will make gamers question what the new game will bring to the table.

Information regarding Forza Horizon 5 is fairly limited at this stage and we will update you on the developments regarding Playground’s forthcoming release.

Latest news

4th June: A poll was carried out regarding where fans would like the new Forza Horizon game to be located, with some interesting results. Read more here.

26th May: Forza Horizon is set to make its next-gen debut with the release of Forza Horizon 5 and Hot Wheels have leaked the launch date, a new map and some special cars that will be coming to the game.

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels leaks Launch date, Mexico Map and Special Cars

Release Date

Currently, it is not yet known when Playground will be bringing out the latest instalment of the Forza franchise. As we have seen over the past few years, the release of games has alternated on an annual basis.

If this trend continues, then we assume that Forza Horizon 5 will come out next year in 2022.

Read More: Forza Horizon 5: What Is The Release Date?

Platforms

As always, the Forza series will remain Xbox exclusive titles and will be available on both Series X/S as well as PC. Also, Forza Horizon 5 can operate crossplay which means players from both consoles will be able to compete against each other.

Location

Playground has taken gamers around the world with their locations. The first game took place in the United States while part two was set in France and Italy. Forza 3 took us down under to Australia while the fourth instalment saw us trawl through the back roads of Great Britain.

While it hasn’t been officially announced by the developers regarding the game’s location, Window Central’s Jez Dorden posted a tweet on 24th April stating that he wanted to visit Mexico someday, followed by a car emoji.

This was then followed up with a quote from VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb who stated that he was taking Spanish lessons, adding “the car goes vroom” in the native language.

Of course, this is not conclusive proof at this stage that Forza Horizon 5 will take place in Mexico but Grubb spoke to the Iron Lords Podcast regarding the comments that were made on Twitter and had the following to say.

“Let’s start with Forza and the Mexican flag, I wonder what that means,” Grubb joked.

“The rumour was always Japan, right? I got some fake screenshots a long time ago that I never shared, that were in Japan, and I was like, ‘that’s not real’. It turned out that wasn’t real.

“But I wasn’t looking into it too hard, because I’m like, ‘we’ll find out when we find out”, and then Jez is like ‘I’m going to Mexico with my car’, and immediately a couple of sources are like ‘oh, I wonder why Jez is saying that’, and I’m like ‘ohhh, okay, alright’.

“So yeah, it’s in Mexico.”

Map

Members of the game's developing team have dropped subtle hints that the game will, in fact, be set in Mexico for the fifth instalment of the game. 

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: Location Leaked By Insiders

Trailer

An official trailer is yet to be released for Forza Horizon 5 and will be added once it is revealed.

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