Microsoft announced today that Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for Windows 10 is no longer in beta, and it is now released to the Windows Store as a full-fledged game with wheel support. And yes, it’s still free.
“We’re extremely excited to announce that today’s content update for Apex will bring wheel support to the Forza Motorsport series on Windows 10 for the first time,” Microsoft’s Elana Pidgeon explains. “This is a major landmark for the Forza series on Windows 10 and has been the result of months of hard work from the Turn 10 and Windows teams.”
Microsoft first released Forza Motorsport 6: Apex as an open beta back in April. The game isn’t a full Forza title like we see on Xbox, but is rather an all-new game that was designed specifically for Windows 10 and DirectX 12. That means you can hit 4K graphics quality if your gaming rig provides that kind of horsepower.
So it’s free, which is great. But it’s also just a subset of the content one might expect from a “full” Xbox-based Forza title, or what Microsoft calls “a focused and curated single-player tour of Forza Motorsport’s best content.” Did I mention it was free?
Also new to this release is the promised support for wheel controllers. The following wheels are supported:
- Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
- Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
- Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
- Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel
- Logitech G920 Xbox One Wheel
- Thrustmaster T300RS
- Thrustmaster T500 RS Gaming Wheel
- Thrustmaster T150
- Thrustmaster TX Xbox One Wheel
- Thrustmaster TMX Xbox One Wheel
- Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel
And support for the ClubSport V2 Xbox One Hub and the Fanatec CSR models is expected in an update later this month, Microsoft says.
“By adding wheel support to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, we continue to work towards our goal of improving the Apex experience for players and making racing better on Windows 10,” Pidgeon writes. “We recognize that today’s content update is just the beginning of that journey.”
So more is planned, presumably.