Forza Motorsport is one of Microsoft’s key titles that would be able to show off the potential of the Xbox One X. Microsoft announced and confirmed that the Xbox One X would support full native 4K/60FPS on the Xbox One X along with support for HDR and a ton of other goodies.
With Microsoft announcing the launch of Forza Motorsport 7 demo just a few days ago, early reviews from Windows 10 users aren’t turning in that favorable. Users on the Microsoft Store have been complaining about a ton of issues with the game in its recent form as of today. The absence of support for 21:9 displays along with the numerous amount of crashes has frustrated a number of users. Soon after the downloads for Forza Motorsport 7 went live, it didn’t take much time for users to bog down the 5-star rated game. PC Gamers have been reporting crashes with moderately high configurations. And this isn’t just one person complaining. Crashes have been taking over the hearts of quite a number of users trying out the demo. Alongside the crashes, users have also be reporting that they aren’t able to get past the start screen for some reason.
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On top of that, a number of issues who own 21:9 ultra-wide displays have also been let down due to the absence of their resolution in the options menu. This is immense feature that really disappoints me. There’s a decent number of users who own 21:9 displays and yet they didn’t implement it.
Regarding the issues with the performance, the developer said:
Just we have a known issue where players who are running MSI Afterburner may experience crashes and poor performance when trying to play the demo. While we investigate this, we suggest fully closing MSI Afterburner while you play the demo.
The Forza Team
A number of PC Gamers install MSI Afterburner, a program developed by MSI that allows PC gamers to overclock their GPUs and allow monitor their systems in real-time. This could be the root cause of the issue. Try killing MSI Afterburner from the Task Manager and try relaunching the game again.
For those who own 21:9 displays, it seems like Turn10 hasn’t added the option for your resolutions into the game. However, what you could do is that you could set your resolution to “Native” in the video options. Let us know how this works for you.
Nonetheless it seems like Turn10 has taken note of a number of these issues. They have been active at replying to a number of negative reviews and have offered some temporary. Let’s just hope they have a stable launch for Forza Motorsport 7 at its launch next month and make it look like an actual PC title.