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Forza Horizon 5 full map leaked with insider screenshots

Published: 5/Apr/2021 20:21 Updated: 5/Apr/2021 20:23

by Alan Bernal

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The anticipation for Forza Horizon 5 has been building with fans expecting the big reveal to come any day now. Until then, there’s been a few leaks to give us an idea of what to expect as well as when Playground Games could launch their next title.

Forza Horizon 4 has enjoyed a wealth of content in its tracks since it launched in 2018. But with more than two years of development, the studio is expected to make the leap to a fifth iteration in the series soon.

In the midst of the long wait we’ve seen some hints of the overall map that drivers can expect to traverse in the wide-open layouts that the studio has been known to craft for Forza Horizon.

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While we wait for official announcements from the Playground Games studios, here’s all we know about the Forza Horizon 5 release and more.

Forza Horizon 5 release window

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Forza Horizon 5 could be set in Japan, according to apparent leaks.

The proud makers of Forza Horizon have stuck to a pretty stable development cycle for their franchise with the first game releasing in 2012 and every sequel coming two years after.

But the difficulties around 2020 left Forza fans without a new Horizon to dive into, making many believe it could be out by 2021. There’s good reason to believe Forza Motorsport for the Xbox Series X could release first, but we’ll just have to see.

In either case, Microsoft likes their big releases coming out in time for the Holidays, making a November 2021 release for Forza Horizon 5 (or Motorsport) highly plausible.

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Forza Horizon 5 leaks

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The alleged leak that shows the general map of Forza Horizon 5.

The Forza community has been getting a better picture of what Horizon 5 could entail, especially since a few leaks have been circulating that shows the game’s main setting.

Nothing has been confirmed so far about Forza Horizon 5 map, cars, and more, but recent images have shown a strong possibility of the game taking place in Japan.

Screenshots allegedly from a Microsoft insider that shows a wide-view of the possible FH5 map shows roads winding across Mount Fuji, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Gunma, and more.

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The leak shows a general satellite render of Japan with roads and HUD icons seen in Forza Horizon.
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The leaked Forza Horizon 5 shot shows a massive bridge that could be a part of a track.

While still unconfirmed, Japan would make an incredible backdrop for FH5 with its dense city-scapes and a serene country backroads.

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As development continues, we’re sure to get official news on Forza Horizon 5 as the devs build up to an eventual release.