It seems that Playground Games has poured a lot of attention in the PC version of Forza Horizon 4 given that the game’s minimum system requirements are even lower than Forza Horizon 3’s.
As reported by Kotaku, creative direction Ralph Fulton noted during behind closed doors presentation of Forza Horizon 4 at Gamescom 2018 that the game’s minimum specs will be lower compared to FH3.
However, he didn’t specify the minimum system requirements for the PC version of the Forza Horizon 4 at the event. If you are wondering how low they can go, here the minimum system requirements for Forza Horizon 3.
- CPU: i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz
- GPU: AMD R7 250x or NVIDIA GT 740
- RAM: 8GB
Forza Horizon 3 was the first Forza title from Playground Games to launch on PC and by no means, it was a perfect port. The game faced numerous issues like stuttering, FPS drops and more.
In the subsequent months the studio patched these things out and seem like the feedback and the experience has helped the studio to better optimize the PC version of the upcoming Forza Horizon 4.
This is surprising since Forza Horizon 4 features much more detailed environment and visuals compared to Forza Horizon 3.
Not only that, Fulton noted some PC specific features for Forza Horizon 4 including 21:9 ultrawide support, in-game benchmarking tool, FOV slider.
He added that the studio will feature a way for players to push graphical settings “beyond Ultra for the first time” on PC.
While Fulton didn’t specify how will it work but if we have to guess then we might be seeing dynamic resolution scaler for the PC version of the game.
Aside from this racing title, Playground Games is also looking to expand itself outside of the racing genre as the studio has confirmed that it is working on an open-world non-racing title.
Also, the studio is very secretive about its open-world title but rumors have making rounds on the Internet suggesting that Playground Games in working on a new Fable game.
Furthermore, August 2018 is the last month if you are looking to buy Forza Horizon 2 as the game will be removed from Xbox Store in September.
According to the devs, the game will reach end-of-life status in September and hence will be removed from the store. Those who have purchased the game will be the ones who will be keeping the game.
Forza Horizon 4 is a racing title in development at PlayGround Games and is scheduled to launch on October 2, 2018, for PC and Xbox One.