Forza Horizon 6 already in development

Forza Horizon 6

Because why not! There are racing games and then there is the Forza Horizon series. The open world racing title has been winning heats and minds ever since it debuted on Xbox.

The most recent title in the series, Forza Horizon 5 was an instantaneous success when it made its way out late last year. The game received universal acclaim and garnered over 10 million players just in its first week.

With this kind of success, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios are anxious to get started with the follow-up.

And get started they have, it seems.

A recent job posting by developer Playground Games for a level designer has revealed that the sixth installment in the Forza Horizon series is in development — almost certainly only in the pre-production stage at this early point in time, with full scale production beginning sooner rather than later.

Good stuff.

And the fact that this listing comes scarcely 6 months after the launch of Forza Horizon 5 shows the confidence Microsoft has in the series.

The listing notes that as a member of the design team on this AAA title, the level designer will be responsible for large sections of the level design of the game. He or she will also be tasked with mentoring and leading junior teammates.

Playground Games, of course, became part of what is now known as Xbox Game Studios back in 2018, and they are the folks also developing the reboot of the classic franchise, Fable.

Sensational company!