Since it was announced at the beginning of March, PC gamers have been waiting to burn some rubber in Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. A free Windows 10 version of the racing action Turn 10 is known for, Apex will enter open beta May 5.

Taking to Xbox Wire with the announcement, Turn 10 Community Manager Brian Ekberg says, “Crafted specifically for Windows 10, Apex represents the critical first step in the future of the Forza franchise as it expands onto Windows 10 PCs.” All running on DirectX 12 with up to 4K resolution, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is meant to deliver “a focused and curated single-player tour of Forza Motorsport’s best content.”

Featuring 63 cars, 20 tracks, and 6 locations, Apex also includes a new career mode, and a collection of regularly updated challenges called the Spotlight Series. While the beta will include leaderboards and Drivatars from your Xbox Live friends and the Xbox One community, it won’t allow straight online play.

When it comes to Turn 10’s plans for the beta, “As a first-party Microsoft studio, Turn 10 is obsessed with performance in Forza games and, during the open beta for Apex, we will be working to improve the game’s performance across a diverse selection of hardware setups,” Ekberg explains. Players can look forward to improvements like wheel support and more PC specific features like the ability to disable VSync.

The beta will be available for download starting May 5. Will you be jumping in? Let us know in the comments.

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