The open world map for Forza Horizon 5 has been revealed, showing off a coast-to-coast rendition of Mexico for players to race across when the game releases for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on 9th November 2021.
Check the map out here:
The map actually reveals quite a few things about the game. It was already announced that Forza Horizon 5’s version of Mexico would be 50% larger than Playground Games’ take on the north of England and Scotland in Forza Horizon 4. We also knew that it would feature areas across multiple biomes, including an active volcano, jungles, beaches and some cities.
The map reveal shows that, much like previous games, the cities will be miniaturised takes on the real world. Similarly, you have many of the open world racing genre staples, with a race track, an airfield, a sports stadium, and more.
You’ll also not that the bottom right corner of the map confirms that seasons will make a return. In Forza Horizon 4, the world was transformed each week as the UK shifted through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter seasons. Obviously, Mexico is much closer to the equator and less prone to such seasonal shifts, but you can see that “Summer – Wet Season” is noted on the map, indicating that there will be some kind of weather system, and perhaps rotating content for players to take on.
Forza Horizon 5 was revealed at E3 2021. The game will be coming to Xbox One, but that isn’t going to stop it from being a mighty showcase of the Xbox Series X|S and the possibilities of the new generation of console, incorporating ray tracing into the photo mode ForzaVista, and making use of HDR data captured from days worth of Mexican sky recordings. There’s a new AI system that tracks the style of game that you play and suggests content, while the battle royale Eliminator mode from Forza Horizon 4 returns alongside the user generated content of Horizon Arcade.
Keep an eye out for more Forza Horizon 5 news to come out later this month, as Microsoft host a Gamescom 2021 showcase on 24th August. The stream will not feature big new game announcements from Microsoft, but will instead double down on games that have already been released. With Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 out this year, you can bet they will roll up to the party.
Source: Forza Horizon