Next Thursday, the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta arrives on Windows 10, providing gamers with their first peek at this special Forza title. Designed specifically for Windows 10, the game combines the ForzaTech engine with DirectX 12 power and performance.
“Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is our way to introduce Forza’s award-winning gameplay to a new audience on Windows 10 and invite a new group of gamers to develop a passion for cars and racing,” Turn 10 Studios community manager Brian Ekberg explains in a new post to the Windows Experience Blog.
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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex isn’t a full Forza title like we see on Xbox One. But will be free, which is hard to argue with, and will actually provide some advantages over previous Xbox-based Forza titles.
The most obvious of those advantages is DirectX 12 support: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will support graphics resolutions of up to 4K quality, far above anything possible on Xbox One.
Beyond that, the game of course provides a subset of what one might expect from a full Forza title, or as Microsoft puts it, it’s “a focused and curated single-player tour of Forza Motorsport’s best content.” For example, it’s missing online multiplayer and the livery design editor. But it provides a 12-event career mode, event challenges, 63 Forzavista cars, and 1000 gamerscrore worth of new Xbox Live achievements.
According to Microsoft, it will deliver updates to the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta throughout the summer, too.
“For example, wheel support is coming to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex and Turn 10 is busy working to ensure that Apex delivers the kind of wheel support, performance, and features that racing fans expect from a range of available hardware,” Ekberg writes. “We also plan to support additional features that we know are important to PC gamers, such as the ability to disable VSync and an in-app framerate counter.”
The Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta starts May 5.