All Future Forza Games Are Coming to PC and Xbox, Microsoft Confirms

Additionally, Turn 10 confirms Apex Edition will run at 60fps and at a resolution of up to 4K.

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Now Playing: Forza Motorsport 6 - Apex - Development on the Unified Windows Platform

This spring's Forza 6 Apex will be the first entry in the racing series to come to PC, but it won't be the last. Today at Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco, the company aired a new Forza video in which Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt says all future Forza games are coming to Xbox and PC.

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In the video, Greenawalt says Apex represents the "first step" in the Forza series shifting to Windows 10. It also aims to be a "proof point" of what developers can do using Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, which allows studios to make games across all Windows 10 devices.

"Moving forward, all of our games are going to be shipping on Windows 10 and Xbox," Greenawalt said. "The Universal Windows Platform is great for the game developers and gamers alike. It's going to become even more powerful as a way of delivering amazing experiences across all of the devices in the Windows ecosystem."

It's also confirmed in the video that Apex is capable of running at 60fps and at a resolution of 4K if your computer can manage it. This is the highest level of fidelity in the history of the Forza franchise.

Apex, a free-to-play version of Forza 6, is due out later this spring, though a release date has not been announced. Another Forza game has been announced and will be properly unveiled at E3 2016. This game's "cover car" is the Lamborghini Centenario, which isn't available in the real world yet.

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LesserAngel

Had me up until "Apex, a free-to-play version of Forza 6".

Free-to-play, which will probably mean spend $5 for one car. I think I'll pass.

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PS2fweak

@LesserAngel: And what do you lose to check it out? I haven't played any free to play games, and I use to think like you, but I just keep hearing too many good things about quality free to play games that don't work anything like that. It's just irrational to think like that at this point. These games would never get so popular if they operated like that.

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Evenios

FINALLY! now just bring halo to the pc!

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gazzacroy

but is it going to be cross platform? come on guys..

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Earthen80

Hmmm they might be doing this because on PC they don't have to deal with the "used games" issue on Xbox One.

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HermitKiller

@Earthen80: PC has the torrents issue so???

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RCT4ShouldExist

@hermitkiller: Actually it looks like AAA torrenting train has come to a halt at least for a while. Denuvo DRM has successfully kept several major releases from being cracked as of now.

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Earthen80

One less reason to own an Xbox. Microsoft don't like their own products, first Windows Phone, now Xbox.

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veryDERPY

so i can toss it out now?

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LouiXIII

So I can sell my Xbox for bird feed now. Thanks Microsoft xD

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FreeRyu

@louixiii: Are you actually gonna do it this time?

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LouiXIII

@freeryu: Hell no lol I'm just talking shit. Even though I don't use it much, I still want my box xD

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FreeRyu

@louixiii: Very few reasons to own one still anyways lol. Gears 4 on PC would be a huge loss for the console :/ All that will be left is Halo.

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LouiXIII

@freeryu: I agree with you there. Everything but Halo is coming to PC. Microsoft and Sony are messing up this gen...but Sony waited until it moved the world first lol This is a weird generation bro

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FreeRyu

@louixiii: I just want a solid fps and good games. Preferably 1080p 60fps, if not 30fps on games. Not a graphics whore but consoles really need be be more powerfully. If these PS4K rumors are false then hopefully 2-3 more years of this gen. This is the worst gen :(

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LouiXIII

@freeryu: Absolutely. Speaking of fps games...I was so disappointed by Killzone: Shadow Fall when it launched. I really hope Guerrilla does a better job with KZ4 when it's released. I bet we see a trailer E3 2017. I will admit this though...Halo 5 was pretty good. I enjoyed it more than BO3...and as crazy as that sounds, it's true. I liked AW better than BO3 anyway and I'm not a big fan of SledgeHammer but they did a good job.

On the console side of things...I don't think I'm buying a PS5 at launch if they release a PS4K because who's to say they won't do the same thing again.

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Salt_AU

Is this on PlayStation?

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FreeRyu

@Salt_AU: Gran Turismo

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Prats1993

The Xbox One is done, lol. There's literally no reason in owning one if you already have a PC.

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Alurit

@Prats1993: the big money maker in the console biz is selling games, and msotly other peoples games, if they don't even have to make a console just sell games like steam then xbox can just sit back watch the money flow in

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JakeTehNub

@Prats1993: problem is you need Windows 10, which is crap.

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veryDERPY

@JakeTehNub: tip that fedora some more

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Prats1993

@JakeTehNub: It's free, and no it isn't crap.

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I_am_KesMonkey

@Prats1993: Not if it works properly for you, no. For many people, Windows 10 is extremely unstable. I'm a qualified Windows technician, and after a week of troubleshooting, I gave up on Windows 10. For me, it was the most unstable OS I've used since Windows Millennium Edition.

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Shilleto

@i_am_kesmonkey: all my gaming pcs and company pcs all running windows 10 without one problem

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129260

@i_am_kesmonkey: If your a qualified technician then I feel bad for your customers.

I'm a qualified tech too. I am having no issues upgrading our clients PC's.

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Domiddian

@129260: He wasn't talking about simply upgrading. He was talking about the platform in general being unstable.

Not that I would know. I haven't used Windows 10 on a PC yet.

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129260

@domiddian: I know. But we're not getting any reports of issues. I run it on several PC's myself with no problems.

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ps3gamer1234

Is it me or the graphics, don't look cartoony anymore.

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DJ_Headshot

Microsoft is the real mvp lets people enjoy there games whether they prefer to game on console or pc options are nice and Microsoft gets that! Just imagine how much more copies sony first party games could sell in total if they released on pc as well as PS4 they then could allocate even larger budget to the games due to getting sales from two systems instead of one. They could do a timed exclusive kind of thing like microsoft to give incentive for the PS4 you wanna play our games right now when they first come? Well then you gotta buy our console to do so but what do I know I am just a DJ that is only good at getting Headshots!

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BobaFettHatesU

@DJ_Headshot: After two decades of not supporting PC gamers a stripped down version of Forza makes an appearance on a still broken and proprietary Windows 10 app store and you form this big epiphany?

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DJ_Headshot

@bobafetthatesu: Yes I can play xbox one first party games in 4K 60fps if I want to with beautiful 1:1 mouse movement on my PC what not to like about this should I be mad that they are release games on my system of choice? Sorry I guess I was wrong what i meant to say was **** you microsoft how dare you realize your first part exclusives on my system of choice **** you Microsoft I hope your company goes bankrupt for doing this you stupid greedy company thinking it can release games on my prefered gaming system like that will think again seriously you can burn in hell for all i care! Is that better?!?!?!

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Domiddian

@DJ_Headshot: Pahaha - 4k at 60fps. I bet it's more like 1080p at 60fps max. It's funny how every single PC gamer on here seems to be able to do 4k gaming, especially since it is HUGELY expensive. I'm willing to bet my bottom dollar that you're one of the 99% of bullshitting PC gamers on here with a medium rig, pretending they have something far better.

Myself; I have a GTX 770 which runs games at 1080p and 60fps, which I'm totally happy with. I could afford 4k if I really wanted it, but I just don't see the point right now. Most PC gamers don't really see the point right now either (unless they have FAR more money than sense), it's just a crying shame that they then go and pretend they have something which they don't.

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Baconstrip78

@domiddian: VR is the real selling point to me. If it turns out to be a wildly supported game changer, then I will spare no expense on my next upgrade.

The gaming industry has stagnated though, and I really don't see a reason to upgrade currently.

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Domiddian

@Baconstrip78: My thoughts exactly. Most games are developed on console first and ported to PC (though that's started to reverse these days) so a game will never look staggeringly better on a PC. They look better, that much is obvious, but not to a ridiculous extent.

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RCT4ShouldExist

@domiddian: Well that 770 cost you over $200. Now that the new cards are coming out, the price of the 980 ti is going to plummet. I just bought a blower style 980 ti for $435 on jet from someone liquidating. So if you have a little more money and a lot more sense, it's not very expensive.

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Domiddian

@RCT4ShouldExist: I got the 770 when it had just come out so was well over $200. And no, it's not just the cost of a 980, I also need a 4k monitor. And while I'm at it, a new processor, which means a new mobo and possibly a change out of the RAM. If I'm upgrading the card, I might as well do everything else, right? No. I'm happy with what I have. 1080p suits me just fine.

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RCT4ShouldExist

@domiddian: You don't need a new cpu or ram assuming you've bought one in the last 4 years or so. Turns out that 4K is less taxing on CPUs on average than high fps 1080p gaming. If you have a decently new rig, all you really need is more gpu power and the display.

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Domiddian

@RCT4ShouldExist: Yep. I have a first gen i7. It does the job, but is nearly 7 years old.

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theduckofdeath

@domiddian: Yeah, I shoot for 2560x1440 @ 60-144 GPS, depending on the game. The price of 4k isn't the obstacle, more like getting the monitor you want and dealing with dual card issues. Game developers consist drop the ball on dual card setups, and no single card can do 4k @60 fps Ultra right now.

BTW, where the hell is Polaris? I need to upgrade, whatever it turns out to be.

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RCT4ShouldExist

@theduckofdeath: Yeah but its pretty damn close. Some shaders and stuff need to be dropped here and there. This was the reality with 1080p for years.

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LiveDreamPlay

@DJ_Headshot: If you can play 4k 60fps games it means that you can afford just about anything gaming-related, so what do you care about exclusives, just buy all the platforms and be done with it ...

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kadaverhagga

@livedreamplay: That makes no sense... the fact that someone can afford and are willing to spend that cash for 4k/60+fps doesn't mean they are willing or can afford to spend that cash + the added extra expense for another 3 platforms. And most likely if someone does invest in such a beastly rig it is just to be able to reach that performance, why then go buy and settle for sub hd and sub 30fps. Of course you'd prefert to play all the games at that level.
It doesn't affect what you think about exclusives whatsoever.

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Domiddian

@livedreamplay: Too true.

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LiveDreamPlay

@domiddian: Thank you!