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Forza Horizon 5 ditches Britain for MEXICO – E3 trailer, release date and news for next-gen Xbox racer

FORZA Horizon 5 is official, and it’s taking place in sunny Mexico.

We’ve got the new trailer, plus Forza Horizon 5 release date details.

Forza Horizon 5 – news, rumours and what to expect

Forza Horizon 5 is the next major entry into the long running racing game franchise.

They’re rightly described as “simulation” games, due to their realistic physics, handling, terrain, graphics and car design.

Forza Horizon 5 is being developed for the Xbox Series X and newer PC graphics cards.

That means it can take advantage of significantly more powerful hardware, delivering even slicker graphics.

An early trailer of the game showcased stunning visuals, which were previously not possible.

The only other keys point to note is that Forza Horizon 4’s British setting has been abandoned for Mexico in the new game.

This means there’ll be brand new locations to explore and race around as the Horizon Festival moves on.

Forza Horizon 5 release date – when is it out and supported platforms?

Forza Horizon 5 is currently slated for release on November 9, 2021.

However, you’ll be able to play it before then if you cough up some extra cash.

Buyers of the Premium Edition will be given early access to the game on November 4.

The game is currently in development for Microsoft platforms only.

That means you’ll be able to get it on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and Windows 10.

But PS5 and PS4 owners will be out of luck.

It’s no surprise, of course: Forza titles are published by Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Studios.

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