The Forza series has been around for quite some time now, but it’s only recently made the jump over to PC. After spending the greater part of the series’ existence developing only for Xbox, Turn10 Studios (the main team behind the Forza titles) has been spending the last couple of years learning how to best adapt the games to the PC environment.
So far, there have been two Forza titles to come to PC: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (which was a cut-down, free-to-play version of the Xbox One game) and the much more fully-fledged, open-world Forza Horizon 3 which launched just under a year ago as an ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ title. Both games transitioned very well over to PC and has given Turn10 a lot of experience with getting the Forza engine to work well with the different hardware.
With their upcoming project, Forza Motorsport 7, the team is working hard to really make the most of it and deliver a breathtaking experience on capable machines. The studio’s Executive Producer, Ryan Cooper, was recently featured in a video from Nvidia which showed off some of the features of Forza 7 on PC. According to Cooper, it’s a “huge milestone for us.” He emphasized that the team has been “really focusing on this version [PC].” Here’s the full quote:
“This is really a huge, huge milestone for us. Over the last couple of years, with Forza Motorsport Apex and with Forza Horizon, we’ve been learning how to become PC developers. With this version of the game being presented in ultra-high definition 4K, you’re going to get a really great sense of immersion. We’re really focusing on this version. We want the game to look, sound, and feel unlike anything we’ve ever created.”
You can check out the system requirements for the PC version here. They’re surprisingly modest! It will be interesting to see how the game on Xbox One X stacks up against the PC version running at Ultra settings in 4K.
Forza Motorsport 7 will be racing its way onto Windows 10 and Xbox One on October 3rd, 2017.