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

Forza Horizon 5 is expected to be released 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

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?

Playground Games are on course to bringing their all-new racing sim out before Christmas.

UPDATE 25th August: Playground Games showcased their most extensive gameplay snippet yet.

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: All-new gameplay footage revealed


UPDATE 5th August: Many PC players have been wondering what the system requirements are for Forza Horizon 5.

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: System requirements confirmed so far


UPDATE 29th July: YouTuber AR12 Nick was hugely impressed with the latest gameplay demonstration provided by the developers of Forza Horizon 5.

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: AR12 Nick stunned by game's graphics

AR 12 Nick is one of many YouTubers who have praised the work done by Playground Games on Forza Horizon 5.

UPDATE 27th July: The developer's of Forza Horizon 5 showcased more footage ahead of its upcoming launch.

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: Gameplay footage revealed in YouTube show

Volcano will be one of 11 biomes in Forza Horizon 5.

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.

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: Developers promise “largest map ever” ahead of release

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.

Read more: Forza Horizon 5: Ray tracing set to be introduced


2nd July: We have ranked all the games in the Forza franchise and you might be shocked to see what ranked in first place.

Read More: Every Forza game ranked according to their Metacritic score


23rd June: A huge list has been leaked containing some of the cars that will be in Forza Horizon 5. 

Read More: Forza Horizon 5: Car list leaked


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

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.

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

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.

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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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