In July 2020, Xbox teased the next Forza game as part of its major game showcase. Xbox did not disclose whether it would be the next installment of the Motorsport or a fifth Forza Horizon game. Almost a year later, we now know what the next Forza game will be, as Forza Horizon 5 has officially been confirmed.
At the Xbox and Bethesda E3 Showcase on June 13, the company played the first trailer for Forza Horizon 5. The trailer highlighted some of the cars that will be available in the new game, and confirmed that the new title will be set in Mexico. This location will be a bit of stark change from the last Horizon game, as Forza Horizon took place in the United Kingdom.
Additionally, Microsoft confirmed the release date for Forza Horizon 5. It will launch close to the holiday season in 2021, as it is currently slated to go live on November 9.
This will be the fifth installment in the Forza Horizon franchise, and the first since the original Forza Horizon, which launched in 2021, to be set in North America. The original Forza Horizon took place in Colorado, and almost a decade later, the Horizon Festival and its fast-paced cars are heading down south.