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Forza Motorsport 6

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Release Date: 2016

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'Forza Motorsport 6: Apex' (ALL) Open Beta Launched

by Rainier on May 5, 2016 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex brings the Forza franchise to Windows 10. This free Forza experience features new race modes designed to showcase Forza Motorsport 6 in graphics at up to 4K resolution.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex combines the power and performance of DirectX 12 with Turn 10’s racing expertise, the proprietary ForzaTech engine, and Forza’s legacy of stellar content.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex delivers a focused and curated single-player tour of Forza Motorsport’s best content, including authentic wheel-to-wheel action, unique automotive experiences, and constant rewards, all running on DirectX 12 at resolutions up to 4K. In the game, players will be able to dive into a new career mode anchored by a 12-event “Showcase Tour”, where players will race thrilling cars on circuits from across the globe. In addition, Apex’s new “Spotlight Series” events will challenge players with unique automotive events that will be updated on a regular basis. Along with a new set of Xbox Live achievements to earn worth 1000 gamerscore points, Apex players will find new mechanics to explore, including an all-new Race Points system that dares you to turn off the assists, develop your skills, and take on greater challenges.

As previously announced, the open beta for “Forza Motorsport 6: Apex” officially launches today, available for free from the Windows Store.

During the open beta for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, players can expect to play a beautiful, high quality experience that will run on a variety of Windows 10-enabled machines. As a first-party Microsoft studio, Turn 10 is obsessed with performance in Forza games and, during the open beta for Apex, we will be working to improve the game’s performance across a diverse selection of hardware setups.

Turn 10 invites the community to ask questions and report issues at ForzaMotorsport.net, in the dedicated Apex forums, and on social media channels like Twitter and Facebook.

In Apex, players will race a diverse line-up of 63 beautifully detailed Forzavista cars, each with working headlights, doors, and cockpits, intricately modeled interiors and exteriors, and full damage. Players can push those cars to their limits on 20 exciting track configurations across six locations, including night and wet-weather variants.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex System Requirements

 

Minimum

Recommended (1080p at 60 FPS)

Ideal (4K at 60 FPS)

OS

Windows 10 64-bit version 1511

Windows 10 64-bit version 1511

Windows 10 64-bit version 1511

Processor

Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.7 Ghz

Intel Core i7-3820 @3.6 Ghz

Intel Core i7-6700k @ 4 Ghz

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740

Radeon R7 250X

NVIDIA GeForce 970

Radeon R9 290X

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980ti

Radeon Fury X

HD Space

30 GB

30 GB

SSD + 30 GB

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

16 GB

VRAM

2GB

4 GB

6+ GB

DirectX

DirectX 12

DirectX 12

DirectX 12

Suggested Input

Xbox One Controller

Xbox One Controller

Xbox One Controller

As development continues, players can expect to see updates and improvements to the game.

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. In addition we 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.

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. However, in an early beta update, we will be adding a selection of curated livery designs from the Forza painting community to the car select flow.


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