Earlier today, the Xbox Wire Editor in Chief, Will Tuttle, dropped some brand-new information about the many different biomes players will be able to find in Forza Horizon 5. Many of these locations were shown off over multiple livestreams back in June, but they never discussed the finer details about these places.
A few places were talked about during their E3 programming surrounding this game, but we now know the specific names of all 11 biomes along with a few other facts. The biggest being that season will be returning in Forza Horizon 5. Tuttle went into detail on how this returning feature will have an impact on the new game.
“…each of the 11 unique biomes will transition though the seasons differently. As an example, spring means the rainy season in the jungles and farmland of Mexico, while summer could bring intense tropical thunderstorms along the coasts.”
After introducing the return of season and how they’ll interact with biomes, the names of the 11 different areas were detailed. While exploring Mexico in Forza Horizon 5, players will be able to explore the Canyon, Tropical Coast, Farmland, Arid Hills, Jungle, Living Desert, Rocky Coast, Sand Desert, Swamp, Urban City of Guanajuato, and Volcano biomes.
Along with the new details about the biomes in Forza Horizon 5, Tuttle also shared a unique fact about each one. The list below summarizes the key details of each location as described by Tuttle.
- Canyon: Each area has unique audio and the Canyon has more echoes than any other biome.
- Tropical Coast: It’s an idyllic ocean beach until storm season rolls around. Apparently flying palm trees can become a very real hazard during bad storms.
- Farmland: This farmland had more rolling hills compared to farms in past games but still has plenty of fences to smash through.
- Arid Hills: A hilly area with lots of dry grass and open areas to drive through. It also features a lake that dries up during the Winter.
- Jungle: There are waterfalls and rivers throughout the jungle. You may also find temples tucked away here that are based on real temples you’d find in Mexico.
- Living Desert: This is one of the locations that was a major focus of the E3 livestreams. It’s a desert that has a large amount of vegetation, rock formations, and wildlife.
- Rocky Coast: Large rock formations push up against the coast here with very few trees which makes for some beautiful sunsets. Theis biome also has a golf course that you can tear up.
- Sand Desert: This is what most media portrays deserts as. Buggies can easily travel across the sand here or you can get in your best car and see how fast it can go since the paved roads in this biome have massive straightaways.
- Swamp: There’s a lot of water in this biome, but it’s all shallow enough for players to be able to drive through it. The Swamp is filled with mangrove trees that you can smash through provided you’re driving a sturdy enough vehicle.
- Urban City of Guanajuato: This city has tons of colorful architecture, rolling hills, and even underground tunnels that assure a race in the city will never be boring to look at or play.
- Volcano: This biome is at a high elevation, so you may encounter some snow while driving around here. So far there’s no indication that you’ll be able to drive a car into the Volcano.
Forza Horizon 5 will be releasing for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on Windows and Steam, and Xbox Game Pass including console, PC and Cloud Gaming (Beta) on Nov. 9, 2021. If you want to check out photos of all of the biomes, you can find them down below. And you can check out the official post about Forza Horizon 5 biomes from Will Tuttle right here.
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