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.
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.
UPDATE 15th September: Details have emerged from the developers regarding whether a demo will be released before launch.
Read more: Forza Horizon 5: Will a demo be available?
UPDATE 25th August: Playground Games showcased their most extensive gameplay snippet yet.
UPDATE 5th August: Many PC players have been wondering what the system requirements are for Forza Horizon 5.
UPDATE 29th July: YouTuber AR12 Nick was hugely impressed with the latest gameplay demonstration provided by the developers of Forza Horizon 5.
UPDATE 27th July: The developer's of Forza Horizon 5 showcased more footage ahead of its upcoming launch.
UPDATE 21st July: The game's developers have issued an uplifting promise regarding the map and elements of it, within their fictional take on Mexico.
UPDATE 15th July: Playground have been sharing some exciting content regarding the game's audio mechanics by showcasing a demonstration around the different car sounds.
Read more: Forza Horizon 5: Car audio demo revealed
UPDATE 14th July: The developers of Forza Horizon 5 have confirmed that ray tracing will be included in the game.
2nd July: We have ranked all the games in the Forza franchise and you might be shocked to see what ranked in first place.
23rd June: A huge list has been leaked containing some of the cars that will be in Forza Horizon 5.
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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.
The Premium Edition of the game will be released on 5th November 2021, while the Standard and Deluxe editions will be launched on 9th November 2021.
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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.
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.”
The full map was revealed by Playground Games in the build-up to the all-important release. Its Mexico-located terrain will have volcanoes, stadiums, cities, beaches, mountain roads, highways and everything in between.
An official trailer is yet to be released for Forza Horizon 5 and will be added once it is revealed.
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