Microsoft announced Forza Horizon 5, because it’s mandatory

During the Xbox Bethesda Games E3 2021Showcase, the most obvious of games got announced. Of course, I’m talking about Forza Horizon 5. Think about it. It’s E3 (somewhat), and you can’t spell E3 without ‘Microsoft announcing a new Forza game’. Even though I now see how this makes little to no sense, I’m pretty sure y’all know what I mean. An Xbox E3 showcase with no Forza announcement is not an E3 showcase.

So yes, Forza Horizon 5 got announced, which is a no-brainer. For some reason, the first frame of the trailer already gave it away. But what a frame it was, hot darn it! This time, the arcade racing game will take us to the land of the quesadillas, tamales, and fajitas: Mexico. (Note to self: do not write news before lunch). Thanks to modern technology and the power of the current Xbox consoles, Mexico has never looked so damn stunning. Don’t believe me. That’s alright, hombre. Just check out the trailer for yourself.

As many of you already know, Forza Horizon really emphasizes arcade, jump-in-jump-out gameplay in which everything seems possible. It’s not just about being the fastest on the tarmac, but more about having fun behind the wheel. Forza Horizon’s open-world is filled to the brim with challenges and venues to explore, making it the more accessible sub-series of the Forza franchise.

If you’re more interested in the simulation-like racing games, developer Turn 10 hasn’t forgotten about you. A mainline Forza Motorsport game is also in the works. You’ll just have to wait a little longer for it. Forza Horizon 5, on the other hand, already has a release date. You’ll be able to burn rubber starting November 9 on PC and Xbox. The game will also be available on Game Pass from day one.

Hmmm, I can already smell that new-car scent. And the scent of fajitas… and tamales… and quesadillas. Damn, I’m hungry.