With only a month and a half until the release of Forza Horizon 5, it’s easy to forget that most people thought Forza Motorsport would be the next install in the series. It was actually announced at the Xbox Series X event in July of last year, but the radio went silent almost right away, and then Horizon 5 was revealed at E3 2021.
In the last Forza Monthly, Turn 10 thought it was time to share some snippets of motorsport news and Creative Director Chris Esaki said we can expect some very polished multiplayer. According to Esaki, they want to add something more than the usual fast racing system, and add something richer, which matches the comments they have.
This is one of the reasons they have now added a lot of events that you can qualify for so that you have a series of races (with free practice and qualifying sessions) that will ultimately lead somewhere. Open practice will help you become a better driver with a new system that will tell you how to improve your run around corners and identify what you need to perform better to achieve your goals.
It also looks like Turn 10 will double endurance races this time around. Forza Motorsport has dramatically improved the wear of tire compounds and tires, making fuel mileage more realistic. Esaki says now is the perfect time to take endurance racing a step further.
Forza Horizon 5 launches on PC and Xbox on November 9 (and is included with Xbox Game Pass), but the release date for Forza Motorsport is currently unknown.