Don’t get me wrong, I like Forza Horizon 5. It’s a great open world racer and in many ways is the culmination of Xbox’s racing subseries so far. It isn’t as good as Forza Horizon 4 though, which was the last Horizon game to really bring its own unique flavour to proceedings.
So, what’s next for the series? Well, much like Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport series, it could be time to take Horizon back to the drawing board. I reckon the whole thing could do with a freshen up, from events to progression to the setting and beyond. I’ve absolutely loved Forza Horizon over the last decade or so, but eventually every good series needs a big refresh. That time is now for Forza Horizon.
Hopefully, the new Forza Motorsport helps speed the process up a bit for the Horizon team. Decisions like the location of Forza Horizon 6 will of course need to be largely brainstormed from scratch, but just basing the next game off of Turn 10’s new tech should be a great starting point. The two Forza teams have often traded tech back and forth over the years, so a new Motorsport release should only help in making Horizon 6 feel like a major step up.
Take me to Eastern Europe, Japan, Africa, Canada – I’m not too bothered where we end up. I just want Forza Horizon 6 to refresh the series before it becomes stale.