The whole PC-versus-console circle jerk is unlikely to come to an amicable conclusion any time soon…or ever. Even though supremacy debates will continue ad nauseam, the PC Master Race must admit that there are some cool games that aren’t available outside consoles. One of those, Forza Motorsport for Xbox, is about to expand its empire to desktops for the first time.
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex isn’t just a port of the popular Xbox One title. It’s built to take full advantage of powerful PCs, running on DirectX 12 with the capability for 4K resolution. Apex will feature 63 cars that can be driven on 20 different track configurations. So, it’s not the full Forza shebang, but it’s still quite promising, and its open beta starts on May 5.
As the beta continues through the summer, it will expand its capabilities. Turn 10, the game’s developer, plans to add in wheel support (XB1 controller support comes standard), V-sync disabling, in-app framerate counters and more. Forza’s livery designer won’t be available, but “curated’ livery designs will be available for a bit of variety. Online multiplayer is also off limits, although that could change.
Don’t think you can get away playing Apex on your old Gateway 2000, though. To even get your foot in the door, you need Windows 10 (64-bit), an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and either an AMD Radeon R7 250X or an Nvidia GeForce GT740.