After years of post-launch DLC and support, Forza Horizon 4 is getting its final batch of new content in its next update, at least for a while.
Senior producer Tom Butcher discussed plans for Forza Horizon 4 in the latest Forza Monthly show (first spotted by Video Game Chronicle), detailing how the development team is shifting focus to Forza Horizon 5.
“With Forza Horizon 5’s release being our priority over the next few months, we’ve made some changes to Forza Horizon 4’s monthly series update,” Butcher said. “So starting with Series update 38, players who know the game well will start to see the return of content from Series 7 to 32. Think of it a bit like a mixtape, featuring the return of some of your favorite content combined with recently added new features”.
Butcher added that developer Playground isn’t planning on adding any new cars or features over “the next few months.”
“You should have a lot of fun revisiting these moments and seeing how you handle them the second time around,” Butcher said. “And obviously with all of our recent Series updates, you’ll have photo challenges, rewards, Forzathon Shop, and backstage voting all going on as well as usual.”
Forza Horizon 4 will still receive updates in the future, with Butcher stating they’ll be focused on making sure the game “continues to be a fun experience,” but said Playground isn’t ready to discuss details.
Forza Horizon 4 received an upgrade for Xbox Series X and S back during console launch, allowing players to hit 4K 60 FPS on Series X and 1080p 60 FPS on Series S.
Forza Horizon 5 is releasing on November 9, 2021 and takes the racing series to Mexico. Check out nine new details we learned from Playground’s developer livestream, and how to play Forza Horizon 5 four days early. Forza Horizon 4’s Series 37 Update launches on June 29.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/getaway driver for IGN.