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Forza Horizon 5: Release date, gameplay details, and more

The latest entry in the Forza franchise will take players to run around the streets and landscapes of Mexico. Here's what we know about Forza Horizon 5.
Forza Horizon 5: Release date, gameplay details, and more

After several years in development and tons of rumours, the Xbox team finally took the stage of its E3 2021 Showcase to reveal the new installment of Forza Horizon, which will take all players to race through the streets, climates, and landscapes of Mexico.

Forza Horizon 5 will be coming exclusively to PC and Xbox consoles, bringing with it hundreds of new vehicles and improvements in what will be “the most ambitious instalment in the franchise ever created to date.” Let’s take a look at everything announced for Forza Horizon 5.

Forza Horizon 5: Release date and trailer

Forza Horizon 5's early access will be first available for players having its premium edition on 5th November; however, the official launch is scheduled to launch globally on 9th November. You can check out some of what Xbox has in store for Forza Horizon 5, with the trailer revealed during E3 2021 below:


Forza Horizon 5: Gameplay details and development

Forza Horizon 5 gameplay capture(Picture: Xbox Game Studios)

As said earlier, the new instalment of Forza Horizon will be set in Mexico, where players will be able to contemplate lots of new scenarios in the form of an open world that will look more than impressive and realistic, passing through deserts, forests, and even volcanoes.

The game will be accompanied by a new campaign with hundreds of challenges that will take you through all kinds of places, along with an online multiplayer that will take you on amazing expeditions between changing landscapes, with fun, limitless driving action in some of the best cars in the world.

All this will be thanks to the addition of Horizon Arcade, a new live integration that will allow you to team up with other players to enjoy inordinate missions, that will keep you and your squads in the action without using menus, screen loads or waiting in lobbies.

Forza Horizon 5 gameplay capture(Picture: Xbox Game Studios)

In an interview for Xataka, Mike Brown, creative director of Forza Horizon 5, confessed what the reason was for setting the game in Mexico, in addition to his feelings due to the early leaks of the game.

“The variety of Mexico is incredible, you can find beaches, areas with volcanoes, jungles, large and small cities. It fits perfectly with what we were looking for. [About the leak], I was a bit disappointed, [however] it's good to know that people were excited about a game set in Mexico, that made me really happy."

Taking advantage of the full potential of the new generation of Xbox consoles, the game will feature 4K, HDR, and ray tracing graphics, presenting great changes in terms of the visual theme and betting on photo-realism, presuming that some areas could even look like photographs, but it will be the game in motion.

Forza Horizon 5 will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and on PC through the Microsoft Store and Steam, starting 9th November 2021. In addition, Xbox Game Pass users will have to access it from its launch day.


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Featured image courtesy of Xbox Game Studios.