Yesterday the hugely successful Forza Motorsport series made its tentative debut on Windows PC with the beta release of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex - available for owners of the Windows 10 platform. As has been discussed in great detail already, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a heavily paired down version of the most recent Forza title. Aimed as something of a tech demo soft launch before Turn 10 Studios release full bloodied editions with future Forza games, Apex will be an interesting experiment as the studio turn their hand to the Windows 10 platform. Releasing as a free to play game exclusively for Windows 10 PCs, the game still boasts a reasonable 60 cars to play on 6 racing locations. Turn 10 have already confirmed the title will receive regular updates and additional functionality as the launch version will be missing some surprising features such as wheel support and online multiplayer. Despite shipping without these highly desirable features it should still be an interesting experience for gamers used to the more simulation orientated end of the racing game marketplace. At a substantial 18.6GB and available now in the Windows Store, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is ready for all you virtual racers to download and see for yourself how the game compares to its new PC rivals. Features A CURATED FORZA EXPERIENCE ON WINDOWS 10 Experience the world of Forza on Windows 10 PCs for free, with many of the best racing experiences that “Forza Motorsport 6” has to offer, as well as Forza’s trademark innovations such as Drivatar™ opponents and Forzavista™ cars – each with working cockpits and full damage. Discover new ways to play and compete, including an all-new Showcase Tour, Spotlight Series, in-race bonus objectives and an all-new scoring mechanic. Race a diverse selection of more than 60 Forzavista™ cars curated from fan favorites, reflecting a variety of automotive interests, including hot hatch, muscle, touring, exotics, GT racing, track toys, prototypes and hypercars. Compete on six tracks based on world-famous tracks, featuring immersive wet-weather and night racing conditions. A GRAPHICS POWERHOUSE Face unrelenting action at simulation speed with, DirectX 12, the new standard for 3D graphics that enables players to experience gains in performance and overall optimization. Unlock the full capabilities of your PC with full HD and breathtaking graphics at up to 4K resolution, powered by ForzaTech™, Turn 10 Studios’ proprietary, state-of-the-art graphics and physics engine, and developed with DirectX 12. Delight in the stunning realism and precise detail of every car as the result of the ForzaTech™ engine, bringing the unique aspects that give each car its own unique feel to life. FORZA’S DEBUT ON PC Take advantage of a number of Windows 10 features, including the ability to access your existing friends and achievements list, text and voice chat via Xbox Live, and record and share your favorite moments and clips with built-in Game DVR. • Build your Gamerscore up to 1,000 points by earning achievements exclusive to Forza players on Windows 10 PCs. Customize your player experience on Windows 10 PCs with support for mouse, keyboard and a variety of gamepads 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 Check out our RaceDepartment Forza Motorsport Forum for all the latest news and discussion regarding the racing franchise. Don't forget to have a look and leave a comment at our Forza Motorsport 6: Apex forum for discussions around the open beta phase of the game. RaceDepartment will be keeping an eye out on this title and ask you, the community, to contribute with your opinions and experiences as this game reaches full release. What do you think of the new Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Beta on PC? How doe's it play so far? Let us know in the comments below!