Forza Horizon 5 revealed: it's set in Mexico
And it's out November 9 2021
Microsoft has just announced that Forza Horizon 5 will be set in Mexico, in what developers Playground Games say is the largest and most diverse landscape yet seen in the series.
The game's halo car is the Mercedes-AMG One, the F1-engined road car that's taken longer to come out than Half-Life 3.
There's plenty of shiny new graphics, plus a new game mode called expedition, which sees you trekking along rivers and through jungles to discover new locations for the Horizon festival to discover.
Look at the shininess. Presumably FH5 will feature ray-traced reflections
We've also seen some proper big deserts with some new baja bugs making an appearance, and there's plenty of beautiful coastline to blast through, as well as huge cities with networks of underground tunnels that look as detailed as tracks from the Forza Motorsport series.
There's a new collectible type too – gorgeous murals commissioned from Mexican artists for the game.
There's a big jump in graphical quality too – the developers say the Xbox Series S and X have the power to render individual needles on the many, many cacti. Rock formations look photo-realistic too, and new HDR techniques make for some uber-real skies. It looks oddly real.
Multiplayer is still a focus, and there's a new system to help find other players to join, giving you the same GPS destination. There are new mini games including Pinata pop, which sees a plane dump a load of pinatas to smash in the surrounding areas. There's also something called Events Lab, which allows you to create your own game modes – the trailer showed us a ten-pin bowling type race.
Forza Horizon 5 will come out on Xbox One and Series S | X, as well as Windows 10 PC on 9 November 2021.