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Forza Horison 3

Postby Capt Birdshit » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:15 pm

This looks really good fun. A bit like The Crew but on a grander scale. Also its going to be an XBOX One exclusive and Windows 10. Means we might be able to pick it up too.

Does this mean though do you think alot of XboxOne games might go this way? Might really benefit us!?


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Re: Forza Horison 3

Postby Extreme_One » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:26 pm

That looks a very pretty driving game, and four player co-op too! Nice. :)

I still need to get around to upgrading to Windows 10. :lol:
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Postby Capt Birdshit » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:51 pm

Just think how pretty it will look on your 1080 and new monitor..>!!
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Postby Capt Birdshit » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:16 pm

In fact, upon looking for Quantum Break (another Xbox/Windows10 exclusive), i found the Forza 6 Apex Edition, which is currently Free as it is basically a beta version for testing Benchmarks for Forza Horison 3 i assume.

Downloading now, includes 60 cars and even if it includes only a couple of hours gameplay - is pretty good for the grand total price of zilch.
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Postby Extreme_One » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:40 am

AFAIK Forza 6 is a standalone game, not a tech demo. :)
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Postby Capt Birdshit » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:38 am

Yeah it is a stand alone game - basically like Gran Turismo Prologue. Giving you a taster for the full game.
It is stunning mind and plays really smoothly.
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Re: Forza Horison 3

Postby Extreme_One » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:41 pm

I've now played Forza 6 Apex and I'm very impressed!

I was a bit confused by the GFX settings initially because it defaults to a Dynamic Rendering system which basically means the game engine adjusts things on-the-fly in order to maintain optimum framerate.

For many users I reckon the best option would be forcing your chosen resolution and target framerate (you can choose from 30fpps, 30fps locked Vsynch, 60fps, 60fps locked Vsynch, unlocked) and leave everything else Dynamic.
Then the game will downscale things like particle effects and shadows as and when needed to maintain your desired frame rate.
It's a clever system and one I wish more games would adopt.

Or you can just force your settings manually. ;)

Thankfully you can enable a fps counter so you can really see what you're doing when you tweak.

On my PC I was able to force everything to Maximum @ 2560x1440, and with 8xMSAA and the unlocked framerate I was never below 70fps and usually about 90-odd and often topping 130fps. 8-)
This was in a race with 15 AI cars and I was driving in the cockpit.

Birdy's description of it being like Gran Turismo is spot on. Real-life cars on real-life tracks and visually very impressive.

The only downside, for me, is that the game doesn't currently support wheels. The developers plan on adding wheel support in a future update.
I look forward to it...
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