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Featured Forza Motorsport 6: Apex - New 'Making of' Video

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 6: Apex' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member


    In the build up to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex making its PC debut in 2016 Windows have released a nice behind the scenes preview video with developers Turn 10 Studios showing some interesting footage from the team as they bring the mega successful Forza franchise to PC for the first time.

    Known as arguably the premium racing title for Microsoft's flagship gaming console earlier this year Turn 10 Studios confirmed the intention to dip their toe into the PC gaming marketplace with plans to release a slimed down version of the title free to users of the Windows 10 platform.

    Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is due to feature 63 cars and 6 circuits across 20 variations in what many consider more a glorified tech demo as the studio find its way in the PC racing scene.

    Perhaps the most interesting piece of information is the confirmation from Dan Greenawalt during the video that all future Forza releases will be available on both Xbox and Windows 10, confirming an item previous considered a given but not officially stated by the studio.

    Forza Motorsport has been a huge success story on Xbox and the move to join the PC racing ranks is a brave one by the American developers. With many 'hard core' sims available for users to purchase it is yet to be seen how appealing the more arcade orientated Forza series of games will be to the PC racing masses. Whatever side of the Sim/Arcade fence you sit it is still positive news to see another big budget proven studio bringing content to the PC marketplace.

    With a release date slated for spring time Turn 10 and Windows are slowly ramping up publicity around the game as we racers wait with baited breath to see how the title fairs on PC racing machines.

    The new behind the scenes video is an interesting watch and despite the fairly obvious promotion of the merits of the Windows 10 Universal Platform and should provide some brief entertainment for those looking forward to the new release.

    Check out our RaceDepartment Forza Motorsport Forum for all the latest news and discussion around the racing franchise.

    Are you excited about the debut of Forza on PC? Do you think it will be a contender in the hyper competitive PC racing game marketplace? Let us know in the comments below!
     
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  2. 4k at 60fps sounds ambitious, I wonder if this is meant for the upcoming pro duo and pascal...
     
  3. Hardly believe it will be a contender 'cause of 'Windows 10 only'
     
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  4. Rodent

    Rodent
    Premium Member

    No sign of wheel support so far, excited to see Forza coming to the PC as I quite enjoy the car collecting/car porn aspect of these games, that said Apex does not look like very impressive first entry. Would love to be proven wrong but I think the next one is the one to take seriously.
     
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  5. Sorry to be a grammar nazi, but it's 'bated breath', not 'baited breath', unless you mean you've been eating some stinky raw pilchards! ;)
     
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  6. I don't understand why people complain about it being Windows 10 exclusive, because as far as I know, it is the first to support DX12 which is what the XBONE and this engine runs on.
     
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  7. Metalogic

    Metalogic
    Premium Member

    Looking forward to this as a more casual racing experience, though can't see it replacing R3E as my main racing sim
     
  8. Thomas Cameron

    Thomas Cameron
    Don't give me your patter Premium Member

    Should be fine for a little casual blast even if this first entry has no wheel support ,hopefully they add it though.

    Cheers
     
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  9. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    They will but not at release.
     
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  10. Thomas Cameron

    Thomas Cameron
    Don't give me your patter Premium Member

    Great !! I look forward to driving it with csw v2.

    Thanks for the info.

    Cheers
     
  11. https://twitter.com/dan_greenawalt/status/713140741317353473?ref_src=twsrc^tfw
     
  12. Something news about the Wheel support? Or still no Wheel Support?
     
  13. You should add this piece of info : https://twitter.com/dan_greenawalt/status/713140741317353473?ref_src=twsrc^tfw
     
  14. Rodent

    Rodent
    Premium Member

    Tr3voRR, I tried your links, none of them show anything. Searched this Dans twitter feed and found one entry on wheels and was about lambos. Mind just giving us a quoute?
     
  15. I have this fear that it will be officially Xbox licensed wheels only for Forza. My hope is they will implement wheel support for all kinds of wheels into DX12 so any UWP app can implement them easily. So in theory we could buy a Real Racing 3 mobile game on a Surface device and plug any half-way modern FFB wheel in and it would work.
     
  16. Alex Townsend

    Alex Townsend
    Premium Member

    Once they add wheel support I'll give it a go. Gonna be hard to put this ahead of AC, AMS and R3E though...
     
  17. Jaime Aleman

    Jaime Aleman
    Premium Member

    Yeah, DX12 supposedly allows for better efficiency so if anybody can make it work (since T10 is own my MS)--it should be them. VR will play a role with the upcoming HBM 2 based GPUs since they require 90 FPS min for games.
     
  18. Lily Starfox

    Lily Starfox
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I don't have any consoles (except old ones) and I never played any Forza games, so...
    Can anybody tell me if this series comes even close to Assetto Corsa in terms of physics or is it arcadish like Need for Speed?
    Graphics look incredible, at least.:confused:
    I would have preferred to see Forza Horizon 2 on PC though. (I live in the area depicted in this game)
     
  19. Rodent

    Rodent
    Premium Member

    Mind I haven't played one since 3 but it falls in between the two I'd say.
     
  20. I started an interest based post on the Steam Project Cars forum on FMS6 Apex. I got some discussion and information about wheel support in future updates and or releases etc. However for some reason the post was removed. Anyway it's great to see more variety in racing games, simulators or anything to do with our hobby. How cool is that low profile tyre the programmer in the YouTube clip is sitting on?