The one Microsoft franchise that had always been exclusive to just Xbox devices and nothing else had been Forza– since the franchise’s inception in 2005, Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon games have appeared only on Xbox consoles, and nowhere else. Even flagship Microsoft franchises like Gears of War and Halo have shown up on other platforms, such as PCs. Forza, though, has always been a true Xbox exclusive.
That changes now- Microsoft have announced Forza Motorsport 6 Apex, a free to play version of last Fall’s hit Xbox One entry in the long running franchise, which will hit Windows 10 PCs this Spring.
“Arriving in the Windows Store this spring, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free, curated standalone experience for Windows 10 that provides fans with a diverse tour of what Forza Motorsport 6 has to offer, including trademark innovations iconic to the Forza franchise, such as Drivatar opponents and Forzavista cars, as well as new ways to play and compete,” Microsoft said. “The experience also takes advantage of DirectX 12, delivering breathtaking visuals at up to 4K resolution, and was playable for the first time at the Xbox Spring Showcase on an Intel Unleashed Custom.”
The PC version comes with over 60 cars and over 20 tracks, so it’s not quite the full experience, but it’s still an indication that future Forza games may come over to Windows PCs too. Maybe Forza Horizon 3 this year is next? Please?