Forza Horizon 4 PC Performance Review
Published: 5th October 2018 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4 is now available to gamers on both the Xbox One and PC, bringing with it a slew of engine upgrades that allow the game to stand tall above its predecessor, touting enhanced visuals and better support for 60FPS gameplay on PC, as well as support for 1080p 60FPS on Xbox One X.
For starters, we can say that the final build of Forza Horizon 4 runs notably better than the game's PC demo, thanks to the addition of last-minute game tweaks and "Game Ready" drivers from both AMD and Nvidia. The few bugs which we uncovered in the demo have also been addressed, ironing out some of the creases in the PC experience.
On PC, Forza Horizon 4 offers gamers support for unlocked framerates, an extensive range of graphical options and a variety of control methods, which range from keyboard/mouse to gamepads and racing-grade steering wheels and other "simulator" gear. Even users of ultra-wide monitors will have a great time here, with Forza supporting 16:9 monitors out of the gate.
The question today is how well does Forza Horizon 4 run on PC, pointing out potential shortfalls in the title and areas that Playground Games may want to look at before releasing their next PC title. Forza Horizon 4 is exclusive to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, a factor that may become a major turn-off for PC gamers, given the quirks of that particular storefront.
On Xbox One X Forza Horizon 4 is designed to run at 1080p 60FPS or 4K at 30FPS, leaving plenty of space for PC to offer both graphical and framerate enhancements over the game's console counterpart. Will 4K 60FPS be possible on PC?