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What you’ll need to get Forza Horizon 3 revving on PC

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Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold, and earlier today developers Playground Games shared the good news and all of the game’s achievements which are set to go live later next month. Unlike past Horizon titles though, Forza Horizon 3 is coming to PC too – some the exact same day as Xbox One. It’s one of the first games part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere strategy announced at E3, which means we’ve got to start looking at some PC requirements for the first time.

Microsoft hasn’t had the best start with its Windows 10 PC titles, with both Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Quantum Break both being pretty poor examples of PC ports at launch. They’ve been working extensively to improve that though, and Forza Horizon 3 could be one of the first part of Play Anywhere to rectify that perception. That’s if you’re able to run the game at all, with the specifications below lining up with the expected recommendations of most PC titles.

  • CPU: i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Hard Drive Type: HDD
  • Available Space: 55 GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Windows Version: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

Of course you’ll need Windows 10 to even get going, which is a little more difficult given that the free offer has now run out (if you missed out, you only have yourself to blame). But for the most part, those specifications aren’t exactly surprising. Nvidia might have launched their Pascal line earlier this year, but the likes of the GTX 970 and AMD’s RX 480 are still the benchmark for the masses. And should be for a while.

And if you’re set with those specifications, then you too can enjoy Forza Horizon 3 in just a few weeks time. Doubly so if you own an Xbox One and PC, where you’ll be able to share saves and only purchase the game once for both systems. Hopefully it does live up to the standards of a good PC port this time though.

Last Updated: August 31, 2016


  1. Aries

    August 31, 2016 at 16:30

    i7 12gig ram and a 970 for 1080p, way to go MS


    • Fox1 - Retro

      August 31, 2016 at 16:55

      The game can go up to 4k 😉


    • Alessandro Barbosa

      August 31, 2016 at 18:03

      Honestly, that’s par for the course. Same specs aren’t even good enough for Deus Ex on PC at 1080p with all them bells and whistles


      • Aries

        August 31, 2016 at 19:13

        My thing is where is the optimization


  2. tauheer

    September 1, 2016 at 01:11

    So they won’t be having Foza run on windows 7 or windows 8? Wow, are they trying to kill other operating systems?


    • ElimiNathan

      September 1, 2016 at 08:45



    • HairyEwok

      September 1, 2016 at 08:46

      Well, yeah. Microsoft wants Windows 10 running on ALL PCs.
      They did say extended support for Win7 will end at 2020 and Win8.1 2023, which isn’t that far away.


  3. HairyEwok

    September 1, 2016 at 08:39

    RAM is really becoming an issue for me. It’s not an expensive issue but getting the exact same brand RAM I’ve got in my PC in SA is a difficult task.


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