24 Aug 2021 6:23 PM +00:00

Forza Horizon 5: Everything We Know

Forza Horizon has, arguably, begun to overshadow its more sim-based sibling. The last two titles on the Xbox One were a highlight, and it appears the fifth game is about to be announced at E3 2021.

With rumours and speculation swirling about Forza Horizon 5, we have gathered all the rumours and leaks we have seen and heard about the racing game.

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Latest E3 2021 News And Rumours

Forza Horizon 5 Cover - Gamescom August 24

Playground and Xbox unveiled the Forza Horizon 5 cover featuring the Mercedes AMG1 and 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands.

Image showing Forza Horizon 5 cover, Mercedes AMG1 and the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands
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All Forza Horizon 5 Biomes - July 26

Microsoft published a new Xbox Wire post revealing all 11 Forza Horizon 5 biomes:

  • Canyon
  • Tropical Coast
  • Farmland
  • Arid Hills
  • Jungle
  • Living Desert
  • Rocky Coast
  • Sand Desert
  • Swamp
  • Urban City of Guanajuato
  • Volcano

Ray-Traced Audio - July 13

Forza Horizon 5 will use ray-tracing to offer more realistic audio, Playground Games has confirmed.

Performance Mode Confirmed - June 14

Forza Horizon 5 will offer a 60FPS mode, according to an FAQ on the franchise's support website.

On Series X and Series S, players can opt for 4K 30fps and 1080p 30fps respectively, but with an option for 60fps. No resolution was revealed.



Forza Horizon 5 will be set in Mexico, meaning players can expect a diverse array of locales and biomes.

Check out some stunning screens below:

Screenshot showing Forza Horizon 5's Canyon biome
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Screenshot showing Forza Horizon 5's Farmland biome
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Screenshot showing Forza Horizon 5's Tropical Coast biome
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Screenshot showing Forza Horizon 5's Rocky Coast biome
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Release Date And Platforms


Forza Horizon 5 will arrive on Xbox consoles and PC, and Xbox Game Pass, on November 9th.

The game will not only come to Xbox Series S and X but Xbox One, too.


Forza Horizon 5 is likely to be developed by Playground Games once again, as the studio has been split into two teams, with the other one working on the upcoming Fable reboot.

Trailer And Gameplay

Check out the game's stunning reveal trailer below:

Event Lab

Forza Horizon 5 will allow players to create their own in-game events, such as bowling.

Check it out in the gameplay reveal below: