Last week’s daylong event in San Francisco, which fell outside the drumbeat of major video-gaming trade shows, was officially held to tout games coming this spring for Xbox and Windows.
Notably, all the titles Microsoft featured will have variants available on the PC.
Among them is “Forza Motorsport 6: Apex,” a version of the auto-racing franchise developed by Microsoft-owned Turn 10 Studios. “Apex,” a slimmed down version of its Xbox cousin, will be released free to users of Windows 10 this spring.
Racing games have long been used as showpieces of the amount of visual detail developers could pack into games running on new hardware and software. “Apex” is positioned as an effort to show off the gaming potential of Windows 10.
Reported after an event and then taken down so presumably this will be confirmed once the NDA expires on the event.
As someone who was big into Forza (mainly 2 to 4 but Horizon was enough for me to 100% the achievements, even if I didn't play it nearly as much as F3/4) but has yet to see MS push the local XBOne price down to something reasonable* then I'm interested in Forza coming to PC. I've got more than enough hardware to walk all over the 768 GCN cores (@853MHz) that it was running on before so no amount of overhead is going to make it a worse experience (and I'll have a new GPU eventually so here's to enjoying Forza at 4K in the future).
Really hope this Spring demo edition is a tech test and later i the year we get a full version on offer. Maybe even see what FH2 does for the platform. It seems way too early for this to be a test before a simul-release of F7 and I'm not sure FH3 really interest me (yet to play much more than the demo of FH2).
* it's technically worse than the PS4 - being so similar that's impossible to miss - and I already have a PS4, so it must be offered for significantly less and that's just not happened where I live. Rather upgrade my PC considering the thousands of games (many I already own and can buy very cheaply) that all become better looking when I do that.