If one is looking for a realistic racing experience in gaming, Forza Horizon is a recommended name. The game is appreciated worldwide for its graphics and physics. There are already 4 parts of the game, and if we consider rumors, the game is very likely to be released this year, i.e. 2020. Here’s some stuff you must know about Forza Horizon 5 release date, locations, and everything we know so far.
Forza Horizon 5 Release Date 2021
Forza Horizon 1 or ‘Forza’ was launched on 23 October 2012 and was published by Microsoft Studios. Its sequel, Forza Horizon 2 was launched on 30 September 2014, followed by Forza Horizon 3 that came out on 27 September 2016. Now, the most recent one, Forza Horizon 4 release date fell on 28 September 2018.
Looking at the trend, one can easily see that next in series games are getting launched after a span of a couple of years. Now, fans are speculating about any news on the latest successor to the series, Forza Horizon 5.
It was earlier rumored that Forza Horizon 5 release date will come as a surprise with the launch of Xbox Series X. But it did not happen. From the deafening silence of Microsoft, one can conclude that Forza Horizon 5 isn’t going to be rushed.
If the usual 2-year release schedule had been followed, Forza Horizon 5 release date should have happened 3 months ago, September 2020. As of now, the teaser trailer for the next Forza Motorsport 8 game has been revealed, and that does not have a release date. While answering the most pertinent question on “when is Forza Horizon 5 coming out”, industry experts have set to the middle of 2022 rather than much anticipated 2021.
Xbox has always behaved weird when it comes to making big game announcements. The revelation is more like a monthly update for a game, then BOOM the trailer lands up in your box. Be assured that the FH5 announcement will not be different.
Microsoft has not given any official statement, but Forza Horizon 5 could release in 2021. According to GameBeat journalist Jeff Grubb on Xbox Empire podcast, it should land before the Forza Motorsport game
Apart from the release date, Grubb hinted at Japan to be the next possible Forza Horizon 5 Map location. Let us have a look what all other options are rumored.
Where will Forza Horizon 5 be set?
Forza Horizon is a series that provides real-life experience and is portrayed in different parts of the world. Again going by the earlier trends, one might guess the location for Forza Horizon 5. Part 1 was based in the USA, Colorado, whereas Part 2 was from a fusion of France and Italy.
While the 3rd part was on Australia and the current part is based in the United Kingdom. Now, there has been a lot of Europe, America, and Australia, hence the sequel is believed to have a map inspired by Asia. And as they say, there’s nothing better to race in the world, than in Japan. This also suggests that due to those famous curvy roads in Japan and culture change, Forza Horizon 5 might also feature a better drift experience.
There is no debate on Japan having the potential to be Forza Horizon’s greatest setting in a racing game. Fujimi Kaido is the evidence. Fans are wishing that Microsft brings it back and builds an entire game around it. Japan has everything one racer can ask for- mountains, Tokyo city, rice fields, sea. Topping the Forza horizon 5 map is 90’s sports cars that are part of Forza’s fleet. It’s a wet dream come true for every arcade racing game fan.
Forza and PlayStation
We all know that Microsoft Studios is the producer of the Forza series, an Xbox exclusive game. It can’t be played on PlayStation or other consoles. Well, it has been boldly stated that none of the Forza games would be made available for Sony PlayStation.
Forza Horizon 5 Wishlist
If we talk of Forza Horizon 4, the game is perceived to be good with Graphics and Physics, but the game certainly lags behind if we talk of the car sounds. Yes, one can’t appreciate the humming or whistling sounds of engines that much in the game. Car lovers really are fond of this and thus have some issues ‘feeling’ their rides.
From FH5 and FM, fans are expecting XBOX to take time to reboot the franchise and make the game last for years to come. It should add more tracks, cars, scenarios over time following the Flight Simulator model of a single game. It should be a game using the Flight Simulator model of map/satellite data with a perpetual release of map updates and specialty content.
Fans have been found to be discussing car wishlist as well wondering which ones will be added into Forza Horizon 5 before it gets released next year. Hoping FH5 will be having more than 5 cars, the common ones in demand include –
- 2011 Alfa Romeo 159
- 1963 Plymouth Belvedere
- 1998 Mazda RX-7
- 1998 Alfa Romeo 155
- 1995 Mercedes Benz SL (R129)
- 1969 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
- 1969 AMC AMX (not the Javelin)
- 1964 Chevy El Camino
- 1989 Mercedes Benz 500 SL (R107)
- 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS
- 2002 Fiat Punto 188
- 2019 Toyota Supra Mk.V
- 1990 BMW E30 325i Stationwagon
- 2005 VW Golf Mk.V R32
- 2002 Audi S8 D2
- 2016 Honda Odyssey RL5
- 1989 VW Golf Mk.2 Rallye Golf
- Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Further, there and not as much customization and tuning options for cars in Forza Horizon 4 as much as there are in other games of the same time, like the NFS: Heat. A lot of fans have concerns regarding the same. So, all in all, there are a lot of hopes of having all these issues resolved in the upcoming sequel.
How excited are you about the Forza Horizon 5? What do you think about the Japan maps in the game? Also, is there something else that concerns you with the current Forza Horizon? What do you think about Forza Horizon 5 rumors? it will really reveal soon? Do let us know in the comments section.