Turn 10 Studios have today announced Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will enter open beta status on Thursday 5th May. Forza 6: Apex marks the first foray into PC gaming for the long standing racing franchise, pitting the title against a rich field of racing games currently available to PC sim racers. It will be an interesting experiment to see how the first attempt by Turn 10 to bring Forza to PC turns out. The studio have taken a unique approach to the move on to PC by offering Apex as a free title for users of the Windows 10 operating system. Although somewhat sort on content in comparison to its console relatives, Apex will feature 63 vehicles and 20 track configurations across 6 unique locations. Seen as something of a toe in the water by the studio prior to full future releases of the Forza series coming to Windows and console machine in future. "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 well as revealing a release date of May 5th for the game entering beta status, the studio have also confirmed continual support throughout the beta program with constant updates and eventual support for many racing wheel and pedal sets coming to the game at a later date. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex System Requirements Minimum OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 1511 Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.7 Ghz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740/Radeon R7 250X HD Space: 30 GB RAM: 8 GB VRAM: 2GB DirectX: DirectX 12 Suggested Input: Xbox One Controller Recommended (60fps at 1080P) OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 1511 Processor: Intel Core i7-3820 @3.6 Ghz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 970 / Radeon R9 290X HD Space: 30 GB RAM: 12 GB VRAM: 4 GB DirectX: DirectX 12 Suggested Input: Xbox One Controller Ideal (60fps at 4K) OS: Windows 10 64-bit version 1511 Processor: Intel Core i7-6700k @ 4 Ghz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980ti / Radeon Fury X HD Space: SSD + 30 GB RAM: 16 GB VRAM: 6+ GB DirectX: DirectX 12 Suggested Input: Xbox One Controller Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Release Trailer Check out our RaceDepartment Forza Motorsport Forum for all the latest news and discussion regarding the racing franchise. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex debuts on Windows 10 this year. Are you looking forward to playing the latest release of the hugely popular franchise? How do you think Forza will stack up alongside the wealth of PC racing titles already available? Let us know in the comments section below!