Forza Horizon 5: Location of the racing game is apparently Mexico

Forza Horizon 5: Location of the racing game is apparently Mexico

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While the Turn 10 team is already working on the development of the next Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X / S, the next part of Forza Horizon seems to be in production at Xbox Game Studios. Microsoft has not officially confirmed anything so far, but according to current rumors, fans can look forward to an announcement of Forza Horizon 5 soon.

Accordingly, Microsoft should plan the unveiling for the summer. At least that's what journalist Jeff Grubb and Insider Klobrille claim in the ResetERA forum. The company is one of the confirmed participants of E3 2021 and is likely to have some announcements in its luggage. The form in which we will see Microsoft at the event has not yet been revealed. E3 2021 will take place completely digitally between June 12th and 15th. In addition to Forza Horizon 5, Starfield and Halo Infinite should also be among the highlights.


Forza Motorsport: First trailer for the new racing simulation for Xbox Series X loadVideoPlayer ('83119', '& sAdSetCsategory = article_featured ', 0, '16: 9', false, 1370941, false, 267635, 260, false, 0, '', '', false); Forza Motorsport from € 27.99 On the weekend, Jeff Grubb and a reporter from Windows Central apparently indicated the location of the next racing game on Twitter. Accordingly, Forza Horizon 5 could be located in Mexico. Both Parts 4 and 5 were rumored to be the location of the title in Japan, but Xbox Game Studios appear to have decided against it. We will keep you up to date with new information. Earlier this month, Turn 10 started registration for the Forza Motorsport 8 closed test. A release this year is considered unlikely.

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Rumour: Forza Horizon 5 not set in Japan – could be Mexico

Where would you like to see the next Forza Horizon be set in? (pic: Microsoft)

Despite it being a popular choice among fans, a pair of insiders claim that this year’s Forza Horizon game won’t take place in Japan.

Part of the fun with each Forza Horizon title is seeing which country the next one will be set in. So far, fans of the series have raced through Colorado, Australia, and, most recently, Great Britain.

While it has yet to be officially announced, many are hopeful to see Forza Horizon 5 take players to the streets of Japan. However, new rumours claim that that won’t be the case.

Klobrille, an insider who has previously leaked information on Xbox games in the past, mentioned on ResetEra that they were confident about Forza Horizon 5 being shown at this year’s E3 in June – which is very possible considering Microsoft is in attendance.

However, they added that they have information on the game’s location, and that it’s not Japan.



On Twitter, VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb (who previously claimed that Forza Horizon 5 will release this year) echoed the sentiment, telling a Spanish-speaking fan that the setting isn’t Japan.

Although the main problem with all this speculation is that Microsoft has never announced Forza Horizon 5, only a reboot of Forza Motorsport – which you’d assume means it’s coming out first.

Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is also busy working on the new Fable game, so it’s not clear if they have time for another one and, if they don’t, who else would be making it. Although Grubb has previously suggested that Playground are now big enough to have two AAA games in development at once.

Since the next game is likely to be on Xbox One as well, the original poster, Ms.Redfield, theorised that it may not take full advantage of the Xbox Series X’s hardware and so developer Playground Games would want to save the Japanese setting for when it can.

Grubb then made further comments about speaking Spanish in response to Windows Central journalist Jez Corden mentioning wanting to visit Mexico. Although these comments could be innocuous, some fans immediately considered this to be a hint that the setting may actually be Mexico.

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It does seem like an Asian setting of some kind has already been considered for Microsoft, as leaked concept art for what is presumed to be Forza Horizon 5 was shared online in 2019 and seemed to depict a Hong Kong setting.



Before that though, concept art for Forza Horizon 4 also suggested that the game would be set in Hong Kong, only for it to turn out to be Great Britain instead. Since neither Grubb nor Klobrille technically rule out Asia itself, perhaps Playground is revisiting those old concepts.

Forza Horizon 5 is rumoured to be in development.

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