Playground Game’s open-world racing franchise is loved by many. It’s one I am a huge fan of and the recent review for the fifth installment is here. That only launched towards the end of last year and we still await the first expansion. So with this release still fresh, talks of what looks like Forza Horizon 6 being planned is unexpected. It’s likely to be the first game in the series to not be released on Xbox One. Assuming of course we get a Forza Horizon 6.
This story came about when a Polish site by the name of XGP spotted something interesting. That being a job listing from Playground Games. At first glance, it doesn’t mean Forza Horizon 6 or anything to do with the franchise. Therefore, if you look deeper into the listing, that’s where the story gets interesting.
A New Horizon Being Planned
According to the job listing, PlayGround is looking for a level designer to join their “Forza Horizon team”. The listing completely rules out Fable or a new IP. It also rules out the expansions.
Playground Games is looking for a Level Designer to join our Forza Horizon team. As a member of the design team on a AAA title, you’ll take responsibility for large sections of the game’s level design, as well as mentoring and leading junior teammates.
You will be a part of the level design team on our next AAA title, responsible for creating fun, playable gameplay experiences. During pre-production you will work closely with environment artists to create and iterate whitebox environments which prove core gameplay concepts.A Playground Games job advertisement
Why It Will Likely Be Forza Horizon 6
We see a direct mention of the Forza Horizon team. We know some of the studio is working on Fable, ruling out that game entirely. Especially as they have a job listing to work on Fable and several for the Forza Horizon team. Meaning that they have at least two separate teams.
It also adds “next AAA title” in the listing. The DLC will surely be much further in development, especially the first expansion. So unless the Forza Horizon team is doing something brand new it’s likely to be the sixth game. If that was the case why mention Forza Horizon. One big question would be, where should it be located. As always we’d love to hear from you. So get in touch and share your thoughts.