The rumoured open world racer still seems to be scheduled for release this year.
Microsoft announced the next Forza Motorsport game last year, which was why it came as such a surprise when leaks emerged claiming that before that game came out, Playground Games were ready to go with the next Forza Horizon. GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb was who first claimed that Forza Horizon 5 was going to launch in 2021 itself following a surprise announcement, and it seems that still seems to be part of Microsoft’s plan for this year.
Though it’s been a while since this rumour first emerged, Grubb was recently asked on Twitter if he still believes that Forza Horizon 5 is scheduled for 2021, to which he replied that he does. Of course, that shouldn’t be taken to mean that the game is guaranteed to launch this year, but with Microsoft seemingly having a couple of major unannounced games planned for 2021, Forza Horizon 5 definitely seems like a likely contender.
With Halo Infinite confirmed for a Fall 2021 launch, reports pegging Starfield for a late 2021 release, and Wolfenstein 3 popping up in rumours, 2021’s second half could prove to be a packed one for Xbox. This is all still unconfirmed though, so tread with caution for now. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes, so stay tuned.
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) March 17, 2021