Forza Motorsport 6: Apex marks the series' first appearance on Windows 10
Forza comes to the PC in a free-to-play format.
This isn't quite the Forza 6 announcement that some were hoping for, but nevertheless, it represents some exciting news. With Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, Microsoft is bringing its flagship racer to Windows 10.
And it's free to play.
Free to play should immediately hint that this isn't the Forza 6 we already know, but it's a more stripped back approach. That doesn't mean it isn't impressive in it's own right, though:
That's right. Forza in 4K. Apex looks very much like the full game on Xbox One, the restrictions come in the depth of gameplay. You have less cars, less tracks, and the Showcase mode isn't quite the in-depth career you'll find in the full game, either.
Other notable points to mention include a full 1,000 gamerscore on offer for achievements, mouse and keyboard support (if you really play a racer with a mouse and keyboard), and naturally you can hook into the Xbox Live features on offer with Windows 10.
It's set to be available in the Spring, and we'll be following up with some first impressions very soon.
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I'll reserve cheers until Microsoft proves their at least three or four year old claims for a re-emphasized gaming push on the PC a little more substantially...
Edit: Oh btw Horizon 2 might be two years old, it would still sell more than FM6 if MS was to release both of them at the same time and in their complete version on PC, and I would actually bet money on that.
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