Xbox shows off Forza Horizon 5 biomes in new in-game screenshots

While the verdict is still out on Forza Horizon 5 being better than its predecessor, it's already looking like a more gorgeous game.


Forza Horizon 4 is widely considered one of the best racing games out right now. It's a gorgeous title that lets you experience those long drives without ever stepping foot outside your home. However, it's been three years since it was released, so fans are definitely looking for something new.

What's a word that's a step above gorgeous? That's the best way to describe Forza Horizon 5.

Enter, Forza Horizon 5.

While we still can't say for sure if Forza Horizon 5 is going to be a better game compared to Forza Horizon 4, one thing that we can be sure of is that it's going to look a heck of a lot better.

The Arid Hills biome

If you don't believe us, we recommend taking a look at the new in-game screenshots posted on Xbox Wire.

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What are the 11 different Forza Horizon 5 biomes?

Here's to hoping that Playground Games lets us have some fun with Forza Horizon 5 before November 2021.
  • Canyon
  • Tropical coast
  • Rocky coast
  • Farmland
  • Arid hills
  • Jungle
  • Sand desert
  • Living desert
  • Volcano
  • Swamp
  • Guanajuato


According to the series' developers, Playground Games, Forza Horizon 5 will have the largest map in the series to date. The 11 different biomes that we listed above prove that they are not kidding. The new screenshots and video clips uploaded to the Xbox Wire on July 26 prove this.

When is the Forza Horizon 5 release date?

Forza Horizon 5 and Gran Turismo 7 in back-to-back years is good news for gearheads all over the world.

Microsoft officially revealed the location and release date of Forza Horizon 5 at E3 2021, much to the celebration of the series' fans.

The Forza games are a beloved series of racing titles that drivers regard as one of the best racing games ever made. However, after nearly a decade where Playground Games (Forza Horizon) and Turn 10 Studios (Forza Motorsport) alternated new games every year, fans would not hear news about a new Forza game for an extended period following the release of Forza Horizon 4 in 2018.

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With Forza Horizon 5 set to release in November later this year, it's safe to say that fans have a lot of reasons to celebrate.

In other racing game news, Gran Turismo 7 is expected to hold a beta test soon. Although the game isn't set to release until 2022, players are hoping to get a better look at the upcoming Gran Turismo game outside of the lone trailer.

If the beta test does push through, then audiences will at least have one more racing game to sink their time and teeth into until Forza Horizon 5 arrives.

Ray Ampoloquio
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