Forza Horizon 4 content updates come to an end today. Playground Games announced on their Forza Monthly livestream that it will no longer be adding any new vehicles or features to the game after nearly three years. Support and development for the beloved racing game is being wound down to allow the studio to concentrate their energies on Forza Horizon 5.
Most of their employees have already shifted their attention entirely over to Forza Horizon 5, which comes out on November 9 this year, so it was just a matter of time before all resources were devoted to it. This doesn’t mean the game is done for though. Seasonal updates will continue for Forza Horizon 4, featuring remixed sets of content from past seasons.
“[Starting] with Series update 38, players who know the game well will start to see the return of content from Series 7 to 32,” senior producer Tom Butcher explained. “Think of it a bit like a mix tape, featuring the return of some of your favorite content combined with recently added new features.”
On top of this development update, Playground Games revealed some more info on what to expect for Forza Horizon 5. Both versions on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will ship with a performance mode that allows players to turn up the framerate up to 60 plus frames, though naturally this will come with a reduction in certain visual quality features.
By default, the Series S version will fire up at 1080p 60fps while the Series S version will rev all the way up to 4K at 30fps. Forza Horizon 5 will also ship with an Events Lab that lets users create and design their own gameplay modes. Again, Forza Horizon 5 releases on November 9, 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.