Their Windows 10 Store might be a bit of a joke for gamers at this early stage, but you can’t fault Microsoft for finally making good on its promise to commit to us PC gamers. Following swiftly in the footsteps of the Quantum Break reveal, Microsoft has announced Forza Motorsport 6: Apex edition will be coming to PC.
Microsoft hosted a secretive media event on February 25th, news of which was under embargo, but the Seattle Times looks to have swatted this aside and broke the news regardless. During the event Microsoft reportedly said it planned to shift away from growing an Xbox business built primarily for its consoles, but towards both console and PC gaming, going so far as to actively encourage its studios to build games for both platforms.
"We are 100 percent committed to the PC-gaming space," said Xbox boss Phil Spencer. "That is a long-term commitment from us."
Interestingly Forza Motorsport 6: Apex won’t be quite the same as the version coming to Xbox One, but will instead be a free-to-play product. Microsoft tout is a slimmed down version, which sets a few alarm bells ringing.
Whatever the case, the prospect of potentially playing Forza 6 at 4K resolution / 60 frames per second is a mouth-watering idea. It’s just a shame it’s taken Microsoft until the sixth iteration to finally see the light.
While we’ve got no confirmation from Microsoft just yet, it goes without saying that Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is once again a DX12-powered Windows 10 Store exclusive. Despite the litany of problems with the Windows Store, it looks as if it’s here to stay.
Forza on PC at long last, are you in? Would you prefer a full retail Forza over a F2P version? Let us know what you think!