Ahead of the open-world Forza series’ latest iteration launching in November, we now know what the full map will look like.
Image credit: Playground Games
After the previous Horizon games being set in Colorado, the Riviera, Australia and the UK, the open world Forza series will now head to Mexico for the fifth installment in the series.
On a live stream to Forza‘s YouTube channel, the full map was revealed and now the playerbase will know what roads they will be tackling.
The map, whilst not a 1:1 scale replica of Mexico, is about 50% bigger than the UK map in Forza Horizon 4. The most prominent landmark of the map is an admittedly scaled down but still rather large Gran Caldera volcano, which will be the highest point featured in any Horizon game.
Coupled with the volcano is a string of tarmac running down it which will no doubt be a favourite stretch of road for all players to drive their supercars and sports cars up and down. On the other side of the volcano, there will also be a dirt road for all you off road enthusiasts, so there’s some interesting potential to see who can get to the top quicker on either side in suitable vehicles.
Along with the main hub city of Guanajuato, you can find El Estadio Horizon venturing south, or ‘The Horizon Stadium’ which was seen in the reveal trailer. Not to mention there will seemingly be a return of the season cycle that was a beloved feature within Forza Horizon 4.
Apart from that there will be loads of landmarks, highways and many more incredible locations to visit that were shown off on the stream.
But the biggest and most unexpected reveal was Mike Brown – creative director at Playground Games – letting us know that the first car we would get would be the Toyota GR Supra. Not a bad first car, and one you can believe the majority of players would not be in a hurry to sell in order to save up even for a Koenigsegg.
Forza Horizon 5 is set for release to Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10 PC on 9 November.
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