Microsoft’s upcoming free-to-play PC racer Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will enter open beta next Thursday, May 5, Turn 10 has announced.
The beta will run on a “variety of Windows 10-enabled machines”, the developer says, with updates due to be delivered “throughout the summer”. Wheel support is on the way, for example, although it doesn’t sounds as if it will be there at the beta’s launch. Neither, it seems, will be the option to disable Vsync.
“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,” says Turn 10. “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.”
It continued: “While we can’t wait for fans to play the game, we’re equally as excited about how Forza Motorsport 6: Apex helps us improve the gaming experience on Windows 10 for both gamers and developers alike.”
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