Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event. 

Forza Horizon games know how to throw players into an exciting starting sequence, and Forza Horizon 5 will be no exception.

The open world racing game launches November 9 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Each entry in the series takes place in a different part of the world, and Horizon 5 lets players drive around Mexico. Microsoft showed off the opening sequence during today’s Gamescom 2021 Xbox Stream.

The intro has players taking control of several cars, all of which are dropped out of an airplane. These include Forza Horizon 5’s two cover cars, the AMG1 Mercedes and 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands. This exciting opening event ends with the player racing to the Horizon Festival, even trying to outpace the airplane.


The 2nd Annual GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming Summit and GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2

January 25 – 27, 2022

Learn More

Forza Horizon 4 put an emphasis on changing seasons. That feature will be back in the sequel, although they will impact Mexico differently than Horizon 4’s England. You won’t see much snow even in winter, unless you’re at some of the higher elevations.


GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member