Chris Bishop, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Turn 10 Studios, recently spoke to Stevivor about Forza Motorsport 7’s performance on a range of Windows 10-enabled PCs.
“One of the things we announced at Gamescom is we now run on machines with integrated video cards, i5s,” Bishop said. “Anything that ran Forza Horizon 3 will run [Forza] 7 pretty significantly better.
“We’re actually able to reach about twice as many PCs out there with [Forza] 7 with where we’re at.”
Bishop said these PC innovations were possible because of Turn 10’s previous work on the platform.
“We’ve been working on PC now for three years, since Forza Motorsport 6: Apex,” he explained. “We gave that away for free – we’re still giving that away for free — because we wanted it to be a test for us, and a free invitation to PC players.
“That test really helped us cut our teeth and figure out how to develop for PC. We followed it up with Forza Horizon 3, which was a phenomenal success,” he continued. “This was the first time that we’ve ever built a PC game from the ground up, from the very beginning.
“That said, it’s really nice because a lot of people throw around the word ‘ports.’ Windows 10 is running on Xbox; Xbox runs Windows 10 – really, we are just creating a great game for the Windows 10 OS and then tuning it for these different platforms. Whether it’s the 1,000-plus different PCs out there, or Xbox One S or Xbox One X, it’s all really running off that core Windows 10 OS.
Forza Motorsport 7 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox One S as early as 29 September. The Xbox One X then heads to stores on 7 November.