Forza 6: Apex open beta kicks off next week

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 29 April 2016 06:09 GMT

Forza on Windows 10, in just a few days time.

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Forza 6: Apex beta kicks off next week

Forza 6: Apex will go into open beta for Windows 10 PC on May 5, Turn 10 has announced. As the racer is free, you may as well go and declare this the release date.

The PC port boasts 63 cars, 20 tracks, six locations, night and we weather variants, full vehicle damage, support for resolution up to 4K powered by DirectX 12, a new career mode anchored by a 12-event “Showcase Tour”, new achievements for 1000 gamerscore, and PC exclusive systems like Race Points, which rewards you for improving your racing skills.

The beta will be updated throughout northern summer, with an emphasis on performance improvements. Updates will also add new features such as wheel support, the option of disabling Vsync and an in-app framerate counter.

This all sounds very good but there’s a paragraph in Turn 10’s announcement that worries us a bit. Take a look:

“Forza Motorsport 6: Apex utilizes the cloud-based Drivatars of your Xbox Live Friends and the Xbox One community, as well as asynchronous leaderboards for comparing your Race Points, but the game will not feature online multiplayer or the livery design editor.”

Wait, what? No online multiplayer? But the league-based multiplayer in the Xbox One version was one of the major selling points! On the other hand, Apex is free-to-play, and cracking down on cheating and hacking on PC is an expensive business, apparently.

As for the livery designer, here’s some small comfort: Turn 10 will release a stream of livery designs by Forza 6 players on Xbox One.

Forza 6: Apex was announced in March and is extremely pretty. Check system requirements below.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex System Requirements

    Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 1511
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.7 Ghz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 or Radeon R7 250X
  • HDD: 30 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • VRAM: 2 GB
    Recommended (1080p at 60 fps)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 1511
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 @3.6 Ghz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 970 or Radeon R9 290X
  • HDD: 30 GB
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • VRAM: 4 GB
    Ideal (4K at 60 fps):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 1511
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700k @ 4 Ghz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980ti or Radeon Fury X
  • HDD: SSD + 30 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • VRAM: 6 GB or more

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