The 4-week cycle of Series in Forza Horizon games is well-established now, but the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 Series 8 is getting some special attention.
Does that mean it will usher in major new content? Or is the Forza social team just making a chance? Let's take a look!
Series 8 showcase
Rather than the usual Let's Go stream following Forza Monthly, the Series 8 showcase will get wrapped into an extended edition of Forza Monthly.
This should mean more information about the upcoming series, its reward cars, and new content. But it could also signal something else.
The first expansion
Forza Horizon 5 promised at least two expansion packs when it launched, with those who got the Premium Edition or bundle getting it for free while others will experience it as a DLC.
This expansion pack will "introduce a new world location, vehicles, and gameplay" according to the Xbox Store.
With FH5 now six months old, we are expecting the first expansion to arrive soon.
However, Playground Games won't just drop it unannounced from the sky. There will be a big reveal, a publicity push, and a general fanfare before it arrives.
This could start with a big, extra special extended Forza Monthly episode...
Maybe we are letting our imagination run away with us. But with just a few weeks until June it seems like the opportune moment to give a first look at the expansion.
Forza Horizon 6 already in development?
If you missed the story this morning, a job posting from Playground Games looking for a Level Designer to join the Forza Horizon team has been spotted online.
While Forza Horizon 6 is not directly mentioned, it is unlikely this is for anything to do in FH5.
A two-year cycle was the norm for Horizon games until the three-year gap between 4 & 5. So we shouldn't expect FH6 to land until November 2023 at the earliest.
However, bringing on talented designers for a new project would suggest it is very much in the works over at Playground Games.