Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Racing to an Open Beta Near You

By Kevin Tavore, 6 months ago
Turn 10 announced today that Windows 10 gamers will finally be able to experience Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (Win 10) starting next week. Apex will deliver a curated single-player version of the full Forza Motorsport 6 experience:

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.

In Apex, players will race a diverse line-up of 63 beautifully detailed Forzavista™ cars, each with working headlights, doors, and cockpits, intricately modeled interiors and exteriors, and full damage. Players can push those cars to their limits on 20 exciting track configurations across six locations, including night and wet-weather variants.
Turn 10 promises the open beta will run on a variety of gaming computers, so you won't need to have top tier hardware in order to enjoy the experience. But that's just the start - the performance will be continually improved over the course of the experience. Important to many PC racing fans is the fact that the game will have full wheel support as well as a wealth of custom graphics options.

You can take a look at the minimum and recommended specs below:

While it is unconfirmed whether the beta will have achievements, Turn 10 did confirm that the game will officially launch with a full 1000 gamerscore. The Forza Motorsport 6: Apex open beta begins on May 5th.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
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