Everything you need to know about Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex
Turn 10 Studios
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a racing video game that is being developed by Turn 10 Studios and being published by Microsoft. This game is a free to play title that is being specifically released for Windows 10. The game will not be a standalone addition to the long running series, but a kind of lighter version. By all accounts, the game will have much of the same features as the original Forza Motorsport 6 but it will be offering those features in a slightly different format than what we’ve seen from the console version of the game. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is expected to be released sometime in the second quarter of 2016.
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex was officially announced as a game that was geared specificallly to Windows 10 on January 3, 2016 thanks to a brand new reveal trailer. At the same time as the announcement of the game, both Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft said that many of the same features and the same engine that was used in the original game would be able to be ported into the game.
During a March 4, 2016 reveal trailer of the different things the DirectX 12 API can bring to the PC, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex was one of the games highlighted as being made to look quite a bit better than what we had seen from this type of game before. The game was packaged in with a number of Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive titles and showed a bit of footage from the upcoming game. The DirectX 12 is said to have 20 percent more GPU performance, up to 50 percent in overall CPU usage than DirectX 11. The video puts the two APIs in a kind of side by side comparison that shows the differences, including some pretty powerful lighting changes.
There have been some questions about how Apex is going to be coming to Windows 10. This game will only be offered through the Windows 10 Store. Microsoft was also asked whether or not this kind of free to play design would eventually be playable cross-platform. As of April of 2016, Microsoft said it has no plans to offer the game on any other platform than PC. Part of the rationale for this is because this is a slimmed down version of Forza Motorsport 6 that already exists on PC and the Xbox One. That larger version has more than 400 cars available while Apex has just over 60.
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is due out on Windows 10 some point during the spring of 2016 but the game does not have an official release date.
While there is not a traditional story mode for Apex, there is a kind of career mode that will have players going through 12 different events on a kind of racing calendar. Like other features in Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, this career mode will be scaled down from what players have seen in the original Forza Motorsport 6.
Microsoft and Turn 10 studios announced that Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a slimmed down version of the larger Forza Motorsport 6. While some of the gameplay is quite similar to the original game, with some changes that make it a “lighter” version, there are also some new features being brought to the title for Windows 10. Among those that will be included in this new version of the game will be a new objective and scoring system that will allow players to compare their own accomplishments with those of their friends.
While this is a slimmed down version of the game people, there are going to be some features that they have seen in the larger version of the game on offer. Among those is a system Turn 10 has specifically perfected for the Forza game franchise called the Drivatar system. This is a system which analyzes friends of players driving their own cars and then changes the AI based on that data. There are said to be other features that are exclusive to the Forza car franchise such as the Forzavista car line.
Because this is a free-to-play game, there are a few features that are certainly common to those kinds of games that will be included in this title as well. That means players will be able to make a number of in-game purchases. This will allow those who want to unlock certain cars on offer in the game earlier than they would normally unlock them, will be able to pay in order to do this. Microsoft has said players will not have to pay for any kind of advancement in the game. Players can earn every unlock for the cars and the tracks if they play the game enough. This means this is not only is the game free to play but players who don’t want to spend any money on the game won’t ever have to if they want to play quite a bit of the game.
While the original Forza Motorsport 6 has more than 400 different cars players can drive, Microsoft has said Apex is going to be a slimmed down version for Windows 10. In total, the company has said there will be just over 60 cars people can drive with and there will be a little over 20 tracks that players can race on. At the moment, the cars that will be available in the game. Some of these cars will be unlocked right from the start, while other cars and tracks will be unlocked as the players go through the game. None of the specifics have said which cars will be available and which will need to be unlocked.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game