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Forza 6 comes to Windows PC in open beta on May 5

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Microsoft's Forza Motorsport racing series is making the jump to Windows PC next week. The series' debut on PC kicks off May 5, when Forza Motorsport 6: Apex comes to Windows 10 in open beta, Microsoft and developer Turn 10 Studios announced today.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex uses Microsoft's DirectX 12 technology and supports resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160). Microsoft says the racing game's open beta will give Turn 10 the opportunity "to improve the game's performance across a diverse selection of hardware setups." During the beta, "players can expect to see updates and improvements to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex including wheel support, the ability to disable VSync and an in-app framerate counter," Microsoft said.

Microsoft describes Forza Motorsport 6: Apex as a "curated single-player tour" of the Forza series' best content. And while players will be able to compete against the cloud-based "Drivatars" of other Apex players, the Windows 10 game will not feature online multiplayer.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will not feature the series' livery design editor, either. However, Microsoft said the open beta will eventually receive "a selection of curated livery designs from the Forza painting community to the car select flow."

The Windows PC version of Forza Motorsport 6 was announced in March as a free-to-play game.

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