The upcoming racing game from Playground Games also has a confirmed release date of November 9, 2021.
Forza Horizon 5 will take place in Mexico and explores a variety of environments ranging from rainforests to vibrant cities, and a dormant volcano .
The city of Guanajuato will feature heavily in the game. The city is described in-game as an “undulating city of narrow and twisting alleys and streets, quaint plazas, and a fascinating network of underground tunnels.”
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE was mentioned as just one of the cars available in game and is apparently their highest-rendered cars to date.
The new technology launching with Forza Horizon 5 also extends to a brand-new volumetric lighting system.
Similar multiplayer content from previous games will be included, allowing players to partake in a variety of street races.
One of these new game modes includes a race to pop a trail of pinatas. As well as prebuilt game modes, a new ‘Expedition mode’ will allow players to create their own races, game modes and more.
Creative director Mike Brown describes Forza Horizon 5 as “the largest, most fun and most beautiful open world we’ve ever built.”
Microsoft also confirmed that its upcoming first-person shooter Halo Infinite will feature crossplay and free-to-play multiplayer, and it will launch in the holidays this year.