The studio showed off the racing game’s map during the latest episode of video show Forza Horizon 5: Let’s Go! (we’ve timestamped the relevant section above) before releasing an image of it on Twitter.
“It’s 50 percent bigger, so one and a half times the size of Forza Horizon 4’s,” creative director Mike Brown said of the upcoming game’s map.
Elsewhere in the video, Playground went into more detail on some of the 11 “distinct and unique biomes” included in Forza Horizon 5: Canyon, Tropical Coast, Farmland, Arid Hills, Jungle, Living Desert, Rocky Coast, Sand Desert, Swamp, Urban City of Guanajuato, and Volcano.
The upcoming racer is set in Mexico and features the series’ most diverse open world yet, according to its developer.
“We knew from the beginning that we wanted this to be the biggest Forza Horizon yet. However, if we wanted to be the biggest, then we felt we also needed to offer the most diversity and contrast as well,” Brown recently told Xbox Wire.
“Mexico is almost like the whole world in one country: snowy peaks, tropical jungles, epic canyons, beautiful beaches, ancient architecture, and modern cities. When you add on Mexico’s incredible culture – the music, the art, the history, the people – there is no more exciting location for the Horizon Festival.”
Playground recently stopped adding new cars and features to Forza Horizon 4 ahead of the release of the game’s successor.
And last month, Turn 10 Studios announced that Forza Motorsport 7 will be pulled from sale on September 15.