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Featured Forza Motorsport 6: Apex - Coming To Windows 10

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 6: Apex' started by Jack Hunsley, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Jack Hunsley

    Jack Hunsley
    Staff Premium Member

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    Forza Motorsport, Microsoft's long time Xbox exclusive sim racing series is about to make its way over to PC gaming in an attempt expand Windows 10 gaming repertoire.

    Rumours of the arrival of Forza on PC had been floating around the internet for the last few weeks, however Microsoft confirmed that the re-titled 'Forza Motorsport 6: Apex' will be arriving on Windows 10 this spring.

    This will mark the first time that Forza has stepped away from Microsoft's console range, however it is certainly questionable how well Forza would fair against the wider range of racing simulators that PC already has at it's disposal. Add to that the fact that the Windows 10 version will be released as a slimmed down, freeware gaming experience, it's unlikely to make a huge drop in the ocean. While some rumors contest that the game will lack wheel support on launch, we have so far been unable to reach Microsoft for confirmation.


    Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will feature 20 different tracks across six locations including Brands Hatch, Spa Francorchamps, Yas Marina, Sebring International Raceway, the Top Gear Test Track and Rio de Janeiro, with night and wet-weather variants also being included. However, there is no word as to how large the range of cars available will be.

    Apex also includes a new objective and scoring system, challenging players to compare their scores with friends, as well as introducing a slightly altered career mode known as the 'Showcase Tour', which will feature 12 events.

    Certainly those who enjoy the series might have hoped for a straight console to PC port. However confirmation that all future Xbox One releases will also be released on PC will give players hope that they will receive the full Forza experience on the release of Forza Motorsport 7.
     
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  2. samcar304

    samcar304
    Sam Carmichael Staff

    No wheel support (on launch) certainly puts a damper on things :(
     
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  3. Gerbuho

    Gerbuho
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    No wheel? What a joke!
     
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  4. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Selective reading? "Lack wheel support on launch"
     
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  5. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
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    I can't believe there's no wheel support what's point of the PC port :rolleyes:
     
  6. I think wheel support on launch would be ideal though. Like hell, even an arcade game like Need for Speed will have wheel support! :p

    I will probably move to the W10 ecosystem before the free offer ends, so might have a look at this FM6 Apex game. According to other places on the interwebs, cars can be bought through microtransactions or won through events.
     
  7. Back to the 80's, driving with the arrow keys. Oh how nostalgic.
     
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  8. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
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    Yep I missed that one as well :p
     
  9. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore
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    Always good to see another racing game added to PC .
     
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  10. samcar304

    samcar304
    Sam Carmichael Staff

    Its good that it might come after launch, but its a shame it is not included at launch nevertheless future Forza's on PC is good news :) I feel Forza is a great game for middle ground if you want to race you can and if you want to upgrade, paint and tune cars with your friends and just have a laugh its the perfect platform to do so. Just one wish is that they give you the option to turn hands or wheel off or even just make them rotate past the current measly degrees.
     
  11. Yes selective reading. Because no wheel support at launch means no wheel support.
    It might takes 18month to implement wheel support. And the no wheel support on launch will be still true!
     
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  12. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    Please notice the following edit:
    We have so far been unable to confirm this through Microsoft, though the rumor does exist.
     
  13. Might help the wheel debate.

    http://worthplaying.com/article/2016/3/1/previews/98628/

    So that would suggest it'll be upto the wheel manufacturers to come up with drivers. I'm pretty sure Thomas, for example, at Fanatec will be more than happy to provide what is needed. So I have hope that it may even be possible for wheel support at launch. I also hope that my 40" triples will be useful come launch.
     
  14. Rodent

    Rodent
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    Wow, I don't think I've gone from excited about a game to disappointment faster then a F1 car brakes, but there we go, Microsoft found a way.

    F2P and no wheel support at launch means I'm giving it a miss, had it been actual Forza 6 I would've bought the hell out of it since PC side of things is in desperate need of a great arcade racer.
     
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  15. I smell about the same policy as R3E and iRacing has for an example. Free with a limited content and pay to enlarge the content :D

    So far we have learned there is nothing for free without having some advantages for M$ :D
     
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  16. Well, Forza sure has hell of a lot more content than anything else, they just need to get the physics right with the next Motorsport game.
     
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  17. Rodent

    Rodent
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    That's the thing, I already have R3E and IRacing, they're great sims. I wanted Forza for it's campaign and car porn. And it seems it's not going to deliver.
     
  18. Even if it's free to play with only a fraction of the cars and tracks available on pc? I have a feeling your opinion will change, lol.
     
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  19. well, the main point was about what's before FM 6: Apex.
     
  20. Wow so many ungrateful people... the amount of wining is ridiculous ! How about acknowledging the fact this is a way for them to step a foot in the pool and check out how it works, the interest of people and so on. Pfff adults here really ?
     
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