Forza Motorsport 7 PC requirements revealed

This year marks the first full release of a Forza Motorsport game on Windows 10, and the developers have used everything they've learned to this point to build it from the ground up for PC.

The Forza series isn't just a flagship for the console anymore, and ahead of Forza 7 launching later this year we've been given a look at what kind of PC hardware you'll need to have in order to play it.

The headline here is that you're seemingly able to play Forza 7 on even Intel integrated graphics on an Ultrabook or a Surface. No, you didn't misread that.

From the Forza Blog:

Support for a Broad Range of PC Setups – Forza Motorsport 7 was designed to run smoothly across a wide range of Windows 10 PCs and performance settings. Not only have we lowered our minimum specifications to i5-750, we've also reduced our recommended specifications while still having the game run at a rock solid 60 frames per second. Even gamers with a Surface Book 4 or other budget-friendly gaming PC can play the game.

Obviously there will be compromises, but Microsoft has tried to be as inclusive as possible. The table below charts the minimum requirements through to the top-end, 4K, ultra settings.

Forza Motorsport 7 is due to launch on October 3, 2017 on Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. If you pre-order the Ultimate Edition you'll get access four days earlier. Get your orders in now from $59.99.

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  • What's a Surface Book 4? :)
  • An unannounced product that just leaked clearly ;-)
  • Hahaha
  • I didn't think MS would skip 2 and 3, even though they sometimes skip one number.
  • Hahaha nice
  • They should update Apex to do the same.  got my daughter a notebook with a 7th gen i7, yet integrated graphics and Apex runs horrible
  • Although I have not tried apex on a ultrabook, I was impressed with how well it ran on my 10 year old PC with a $70 video card. It looked beautiful and ran great. 
  • Apex was always a test bed leading to this moment.
  • I just got a Surface Pro 3... bummer.
  • no wonder why the Xbox One X can run it 4K
  • The ForzaTech engine underneath has always been incredibly optimized. It was designed around the hardware in the Xbox, so honestly, they would always have made it work. It's perhaps more amazing now on the low-end at what they can get from seemingly nothing.
  • That is some pretty incredible optimisation. Like, for real, that is phenomenal.