Forza Horizon 5’s 11 Stunning Biomes Revealed
Forza Horizon 5 will be released later this year on Xbox and PC, and the developers at Playground Games have now revealed a bit more of the racing game as part of a Livestream.
The 30-minute broadcast which you can check out below features creative director Mike Brown and associate art director Conar Cross showing off the various biomes of the game’s setting, Mexico, and the new Emerald Circuit race. This is a live gameplay demo, and the game is absolutely looking good ahead of its release in November.
The stream comes with the first-ever look at Forza Horizon 5’s new swamp area, which is packed with water and mud, with beautiful scenes in the background. The water, in particular, looks beautiful, featuring a nice blue-green hue. Some of the 10 other places you’ll explore in Forza Horizon 5 cover the tropical coast, farmlands, arid hills, the jungle, the desert, a rocky coast, the city of Guanajuato, and a volcano with snow on it.
“We knew from the beginning that we wanted this to be the biggest Forza Horizon yet,” Brown said on the Xbox Wire (of note, the Forza Horizon 5 map is 1.5x the size of Forza Horizon 4’s). “However, if we wanted to be the biggest, then we felt we also needed to offer the most diversity and contrast as well. “Mexico is almost like the whole world in one country: snowy peaks, tropical jungles, epic canyons, beautiful beaches, ancient architecture, and modern cities. When you add on Mexico’s incredible culture–the music, the art, the history, the people–there is no more exciting location for the Horizon Festival.”
It has been confirmed that Seasons will come back to Forza Horizon 5, which involves each of the 11 different biomes will make their way through 4 distinct seasons. “As an example, spring means the rainy season in the jungles and farmland of Mexico, while summer could bring intense tropical thunderstorms along the coasts. Forza Horizon 5’s seasons ensure Mexico is constantly evolving, encouraging players to explore the world in full each time the seasons change,” Microsoft said.
Forza Horizon 5 is set to release on November 9 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Preorders are live now, and Game Pass members will get the standard version with the possibility to update with a Premium add-on.