Forza Horizon 3 Has A BIG Leak!
“Oh crud”, this is what someone at Forza Horizon 3 developer Playground Games is saying (and much worse) as they realise what some canny individuals have spotted in what came with, what was supposed to be, the release of the Rockstar Energy Car Pack.
It almost seemed like the old re-downloading of the whole game while updating bug had reappeared, but no it was much worse. The update was genuine, but it turns out that it was in fact making the consumer game into a DEVELOPER VERSION!
First adopters were getting aggrieved that their save games weren’t working and there was some other oddities in places and Turn 10 did say they were looking into the issue and recommended cancelling the update until the matter was resolved.
However, those that decided to delve in a little deeper made some startling discoveries within the file system. The most noteworthy being files that appear to show upcoming and future vehicles that could be making their way to the game.
Many of those have been in a Forza at some point and Porsche again, has been sighted within the files but happily there are also a number of completely new to the series examples in there too. With a number of them being of manufacturing year (MY) 2016 and 2017 like the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and 2017 Aston Martin DB11.
There’s so much been found already and if you wish to check it all out for yourself then make sure to check out the links below.
Unfortunately for PC players (as if they don’t have enough bad luck) the update has been removed and a fix is still being waited on. Consequently meaning that the new car pack and content cannot be used until this happens.
– The incorrect PC version of FH3 has now been removed and replaced. PC players who have the FH3 version ending with .37.2 should immediately uninstall that version of the game, then re-install. The correct playable version should end in .35.2.
– NOTE: PC players who completed the download of .37.2 and then started a new game save will have a corrupted saved game. Avoid creating a new saved game on .37.2, and only play on .35.2 to avoid this issue. As long as you have an existing save and have not created a new one on .37.2, your saved game will work correctly once the update is available.
As a reminder, you can check your version number on the launch screen where you sign in.
– Brian Ekberg, Forza Community Manager
What a way to enter the new year, it has certainly made a splash that’s for sure but I would not want to be in the shoes of whoever was responsible for this balls up. In saying that, hopefully this turns out to be more of a lesson learned rather than someone losing their job.