Words: Sabrina Abdou
Back in June 2021, with its first official reveal, Forza Horizon 5 teased many new locations that would be featured in the upcoming open-world driving game. However, the team at Playground Games were sure to keep us eager and wanting more by avoiding the finer details about these landscapes.
But now, we've got a fuller view of the bigger picture when it comes to Forza Horizon 5's wonderful Mexico setting, as Xbox have officially dropped some juicy information about the various, ahem, biomes for us to sink our teeth into. Or, more accurately, gaze at longingly and, really, how beautiful does this game look?
Check out the reveal trailer for Forza Horizon 5 and, yes, we can't wait to visit...
While a few locations were mentioned and lightly discussed during E3 2021, we are now given a steer on all 11 playgrounds we'll be careening across, come Forza Horizon 5's release on November 9, 2021.
When exploring Mexico in Forza Horizon 5, players will be able to race around Arid Hills, Canyon, Farmland, Jungle, Living Desert, Rocky Coast, Sand Desert, Swamp, Tropical Coast, Urban City of Guanajuato, and Volcano. Their names, not ours, and while basic they definitely provide a strong suggestion of a very varied landscape - albeit one without Arthur's Seat, this time.
Here are just a few of the screenshots accompanying this new information.
Urban City of Guanajuato: This colourful city stands beautiful with hills, gorgeous architecture and underground tunnels. This city map is sure to keep you entertained.
Tropical Coast: This perfectly picturesque coast is easy cruising, until hurricane season rolls in. Really put those driving skills to the test as you avoid flying palm trees.
Rocky Coast: Like its title implies, large rock formations are featured in this biome, where the water meets the land, and that boundary is lined with very few trees and fauna. There is also a fun little golf course that you can leave your tyre marks on.
Living Desert: This scolding desert houses rock formations and wildlife that you won't be able to take your eyes off... But you probably should, because these cars aren't self-driving, just yet.
Many more facts about the biomes, including jungle waterfalls and so, so many fences to smash through, can be found on the Xbox website. After loving Forza Horizon 3's Australia and Forza Horizon 4's Britain, we can't wait to see how this fifth entry in the series brings Mexico to virtual life like never before.
Forza Horizon 5 will be released on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC on November 9, 2021. As with many first-party Xbox games, it will also be included in Xbox Game Pass for PC, consoles and cloud gaming, available from day one.
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