Update September 20, 2017: The demo for Forza 7 is now available.
Fulfill your dreams, racing fans, because the demo for Forza Motorsport 7 is now available. You can grab it here, provided you’ve got a spare 22 gigabytes of hard drive space to expend on a demo featuring three cars and three tracks.
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Those tracks include Dubai, Mugello Circuit, and the Nürburgring GP, and your selectable vehicles include the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 2015 Mercedes-Benz racing truck, and 2015 Nissan GTR, all of which are quite fancy. Still, 22 gigs worth of fancy?
The PC version of the demo offers a benchmark mode if you tap F in the video settings. The demo doesn’t currently support unlocked frame rates, but an update will allow it to in the future.
The minimum and recommended requirements are very similar to those we’ve previously reported, but here they are for posterity, along with what Microsoft say to expect from them.
Minimum (720p at 30fps):
- Intel i5-750 2.67 GHz or AMD FX-6300
- NVIDIA GT 740 or NVIDIA GTX 650 or AMD R7 250X
Recommended (1080p at 60fps):
- Intel i5 4460 3.2GHz or AMD FX-8350
- NVIDIA GTX 670 or NVIDIA 1050 Ti or AMD RX 550
What shall it take to run 4k at an acceptable frame rate? Microsoft don’t say, but you can download the demo yourself to find out. Can you run it? Check your setup against the Forza Motorsport 7 system requirements.
Update, September 7:A demo for Forza Motorsport 7 will hit the Windows 10 store on September 19.
Forza Motorsport 7 releases in October, but you won’t have to wait that long to get your hands on it. A demo will be available on September 19, and yes, it’s also on PC.
The demo will feature the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which you might recall from its pornographic reveal at Microsoft’s E3 press conference this year. In addition to the cover car, you’ll also be able to drive the Mercedes-Benz Tankpool truck and the built-for-racing Nissan NISMO GT-R LM. The tracks include a new course in Dubai, the Mugello circuit in Italy, and the famous Nürburgring Grand Prix.
Don’t let the upcoming Steam release of Killer Instinct give you false hope, as you’ll need to be on the Windows 10 store to give the Forza 7 demo a shot. The full game releases on October 3, but you can get in on September 29 if you’re willing to shell out for the Ultimate Edition.
Original Story, August 21:It seems like some of the new reveals for Forza Motorsport 7 were kept until after the Microsoft Gamescom conference, as a blogpost on the Forza Motorsport 7 site, caught by VG247, has revealed more information ahead of the game’s release in October.
The key thing here is that the game’s going to be getting a demo, although details on it are sparse. If you do want to get updates, the blogpost does say to watch the official site for details in the coming weeks.
It also claims that the develoeprs have lowered some of the minimum specs for the game, but they look to be pretty much the same as what we reported in June. For posterity, though, they are as follows:
Low (at720p 30fps):
RAM: 8 GB
CPU: i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz or FX-6300 or GT 740 / GTX 650 or R7 250X
VRAM: 2 GB
Recommended(at 1080p 60 fps):
RAM: 8 GB
CPU: i5-4460 @ 3.2 GHzor FX-8350 or GTX 670 / GTX 1050 Ti or RX 560
VRAM: 4 GB
On top of that, the 30 officially supported peripherals have been revealed, here’s the full list:
- Xbox 360 Controller
- Xbox One Controller
- Xbox One Elite Controller
- Xbox One S/X Controller
- Dual Shock 4
- CSR Elite
- ClubSport V2
- ClubSport V1
- ClubSport V2.5
- Driving Force Pro
- Driving Force GT
- T500 RS
- T300 Ferrari
- T300 Ferrari GTE
- T300 Ferrari Int
- T300 RS
- T300 RS GT
- T150 Pro
- TS-PC Racer
- TX 458
- TX Leather
- 458 Spider
- TMX Pro
- Mad Catz Pro
Unfortunately, none of those are Guitar Hero controllers, but you can use one to play the game, apparently.