What you need to know
- At the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021, tons of games are being shown off and revealed.
- Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios took the stage to reveal Forza Horizon 5, the latest entry in the open-world racing series.
- Confirming earlier rumors, the Forza Horizon Festival is taking place in Mexico this time around with all-new cars and events.
- Forza Horizon 5 heads to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass on November 9, 2021.
One of the biggest events at E3 2021 is in full swing today, with the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 revealing a plethora of incredible video games players have to look forward to. One of the highlights of the event, however, was the reveal of Forza Horizon 5, which lays to rest months of speculation and rumors about where Playground Games is taking the Forza Horizon Festival next. We now have full confirmation that Forza Horizon 5 is heading to Mexico, and it's bringing its entire massive roster of beautiful cars with it.
Not only is Forza Horizon 5 heading to Mexico to take advantage of its gorgeous environments and deserts, it's going to look better than ever while doing it. Playground Games has worked its magic again to make Forza Horizon 5 one of the most visually impressive games around, solidifying it as a technical and graphical showcase for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. Of course, Forza Horizon 5 is also continuing Microsoft's recent trend of bringing their latest and greatest projects to PC, and Forza Horizon 5 is no different.
When Forza Horizon 5 releases on November 9, it's coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC simultaneously in a new location, with brand-new cars and a wide variety of racing events and tracks. Of course, Forza Horizon 5 is also launching on Xbox Game Pass day one, which means Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to get behind the wheel of a supercar without paying full price for the latest Forza Horizon game.
Normally, we'd speculate if Forza Horizon 5 will make it onto our list of best Xbox racing games, but it's almost guaranteed that Forza Horizon 5 will immediately prove itself as one of the best Xbox games the moment it launches. Fortunately, we now know how long we have to wait.
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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