This free version of the game will launch exclusively on the Windows 10 store this spring. You’re probably going to have to get used to hearing that with any of these Xbox to Windows games. Don’t expect to see them on any other storefront. No Steam here.
Obviously it’s pretty, and DirectX 12 exclusive, but that’s to be expected, since it’s Windows 10 exclusive. All of these games will require DirectX 12 mostly because they can, even if they aren’t taking full advantage of it. But considering how darned pretty Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is, I have a feeling it’s making good use of DirectX 12.
The game will launch will 63 cars and 20 tracks across six locations, all of which will be unlocked as players compete races. Unfortunately, Apex will be lacking Steering Wheel support when it launches, but that will evidently come at later date.
So yes, it’s not exactly the direct port of Forza Motorsport 6 most of us were expecting, but it’s definitely an interesting first foray into Forza racing on the PC, and it’s free, and it will be the first of hopefully many Forza games coming to PC. From here on out, Microsoft will be making the games for both PC and Xbox. They’re simply dipping their toes in the PC market with this free entry to the series.