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Forza Horizon 6: 5 Things We Want



Since its debut on the original Xbox console, the Forza Horizon franchise has been Xbox Game Studios' pinnacle racing game. The series has spanned four sequels across the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and now the Xbox Series X|S, with the most recent installment, Forza Horizon 5. And now the next entry in the series, Forza Horizon 6, is set to arrive sometime in 2024 or 2025. Though that is still a long way off, gamers are already anticipating what new features will be included in what may be the franchise's final installment. However, as we see it, these are the five things we want to see from Forza Horizon 6.

5. More Diverse Location

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Forza Horizon's map has yet to disappoint its player base. Although it's not always where fans wish it to be set, the landscape never fails to provide us with a diverse and dynamic roster of tracks to burn rubber on. However, fans have been begging Playground Games to finally set the location for a Forza game in Japan. Though we thought we were getting it in Forza Horizon 5, we inevitably ended up getting placed in Mexico. This still offered a great deal of diversity, but players want the beauty of what the Japanese coast has to offer when it comes to racing.

That's why one of the things we want in Forza Horizon 6, among many other players, is for it to be set in Japan. Aesthetically, it's bound to please. But what excites us the most are the narrow roads and steep mountains that would make for killer tracks to race on. It would provide players with a dynamic experience, unlike any other game in the Forza series. Nonetheless, we will have to wait until the curtain is lifted to see where Forza Horizon 6 will be set.

4. New Game Engine


Visuals and graphics are half of the discussion when talking about racing games. Not only do you want a racing game to feel great when driving supercars at breakneck speeds, but you want it to look even better. Enhancing the immersion to make it the best it can be. And, while Forza Horizon 5 did make a big graphical jump, with the new technological advancements we're seeing in other games, it's about time Forza Horizon 6 got a new game engine to improve its visual experience. Especially considering Forza Horizon 5 is still using the same ForzaTech Engine found in Horizon 3.

With that in mind, a new game engine is on the higher end of things we want to see from the game. In essence, we want Forza Horizon 6 to feel and play like a completely new game. As the past three iterations have more or less felt like carbon copies of one another as a result of being developed on the same game engine. However, with a new engine, our experience can be taken to new levels of immersion, where we are drooling over the graphics and feel. All of which is more than possible with the capabilities of next-gen.

3. Interior Customization

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It's no secret that Forza Horizon 5 raised the bar in terms of car customization. No other game in the series offered as in-depth and creative customization possibilities as Horizon 5. They even went above and beyond by allowing us to personalize the interiors of a couple of cars. However, this did not apply to the majority of cars, including many of our favorites. Furthermore, it was not as in-depth as we had hoped. That is why one of the things we want to see in Forza Horizon 6 is full-fledged interior customization.

Especially given the number of gamers who are now outfitted with full racing setups, resulting in more gamers playing in first-person. So, to increase the level of immersion in a racing setup, let us have complete interior customization. From our leather tread and color to our dashboard, console, and steering wheel. It's just one of those small details that go a long way toward making the experience as immersive as possible.

2. More Unique Vehicles

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The rigid landscape of Mexico allowed Forza Horizon 5 to introduce new and exciting cars to race with. From Jeeps and dune buggies to the most bizarre of them all, the 1962 Pell P50. Each of these provided a unique racing experience that was distinct from racing our favorite supercars. And we quite enjoyed getting to race off-road vehicles, or one's that aren't even meant to be raced with.

That's why one of the things we want in Forza Horizon 6 is more unique cars to race with. It's a notable feature in a lot of other racing games that allow them to stand out from Forza. And while Forza Horizon is meant to be the most realistic and high-end racing game of them all, that doesn't mean it can't add the appeal of racing with the most absurd vehicles. It simply adds another level to the gameplay the developers haven't fully tapped into.

1. Fresh Photo Mode

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Taking pictures is half the fun of customizing cars in Forza Horizon 6. Not to mention that they double as fantastic wallpapers. Regardless, games' photo modes are becoming increasingly extensive, and Forza Horizon 5 is no exception. The various angles and lighting options at our disposal allow us to capture any image we can think of, but they can go a step further.

For example, where are the options to customize the weather or time of day? Furthermore, what about the ability to take photos of the interior of our car? This is yet another reason why interior customization should be possible. Nonetheless, if Forza Horizon 6 were set in Japan and powered by a new game engine, one of the things we would want to see is a new photo mode, as it would do wonders for our desktop screen savers.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? What features would you like to see in Forza Horizon 6? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.