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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta Live On Windows 10

Zoom zoom!

I had expected the PC debut of Turn 10 Studios' respected Xbox drive 'em up Forza would be an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, but I missed it happening a few days ago. Er. Well then. Forza Motorsport 6 [official site] is now available in open beta through the Microsoft Store. Yes, it is a stripped-down free-to-play version. No, it doesn't have multiplayer. And yes, it does require Windows 10, though by now haven't we all upgraded to 10 whether we wanted to or not? It's a shame Forza's PC debut is half-hearted but hey, if you want to go zoom, you now can! Its zooms are quite pretty.

The open beta is a step towards a proper launch this summer. Turn 10 will be improving things, boosting performance, adding features, and so on. They explain:

"For example, wheel support is coming to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex and Turn 10 is busy working to ensure that Apex delivers the kind of wheel support, performance, and features that racing fans expect from a range of available hardware. In addition we plan to support additional features that we know are important to PC gamers, such as the ability to disable Vsync and an in-app framerate counter."

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, to recap, is a free-to-play version of the Xbox One racing game. It doesn't - and won't - have online multiplayer, focusing on zooming round tracks against your friends' digital ghosts, their trained carbots, the AIs they raised like children then locked inside a ton of screaming virtual metal - their Drivatars.

What my friends don't know is that my Drivatar was conceived beneath a full moon on an obsidian Xbox, thirteen of my dearest sisters flowing into its eldritch circuits. Think carefully before you cut my Drivatar off round a hairpin bend.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.