The Forza Horizon 3 Debacle & Guess Who Got Porsche...

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 3' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

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    In one of the most impressive examples of a studio dropping the ball seen in recent years, Playground Games very recently mistakenly pushed an unrestricted developer build of their Forza Horizon 3 game to unsuspecting players, giving those quick off the mark a sneaky preview of some of the cars scheduled to be added to the game in the coming months.

    In a serious case of sloppy testing, the mega 53 GB update accidently released as part of the Rockstar Energy Car Pack DLC gave players an interesting look at some potential new content yet to be revealed by the studio. The accidently deployed unencrypted developer version of the game allowed players to browse through the open file structure and take in some interesting folders showing details of a number of cars not yet announced by Playground Games, but presumed to be pieces of content scheduled to release in future months. Unfortunately those who downloaded the update also found their game unplayable and since the recent fix will now need to re-download the full title to ensure the game will work. 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.

    In all a total of 54 new cars were discovered as part of the unfortunate update, with some interesting pieces of content immediately standing out from the list. It appears that the days of Porsche exclusivity are well and truly over now, with the 1956 Porsche 356A, 1956 Porsche 550A Spyder, 1970 Porsche 917LH, 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo,1987 Porsche 959, 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo, 1995 Porsche 911 GT2, 2003 Porsche Carrera GT, 2004 Porsche 911 GT3, 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S, 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, 2015 Porsche Cayman S, 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo and finally the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Does that list look a little familiar to you too? Maybe a little indication of some cars that might be up for discussion with the Assetto Corsa devs possibly?

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    The accidental update has revealed a staggering 54 previously unannounced vehicles, showing Turn 10 and Playground Games are far from finished releasing content for this new racing game.
    • 1932 Ford De Luxe Three-Window Coupe
    • 1951 Holden FX Sedan
    • 1956 Porsche 356A
    • 1956 Porsche 550A Spyder
    • 1959 BMW 507
    • 1969 Lola T70 MkIIIB
    • 1970 Honda S800
    • 1970 Porsche 917LH
    • 1971 Chevrolet Vega GT
    • 1971 Jensen Interceptor SP
    • 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi
    • 1972 Chrysler Charger E49
    • 1972 Land Rover Series III
    • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3
    • 1973 AMC Gremlin X
    • 1977 AMC Pacer X
    • 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
    • 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo
    • 1984 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution
    • 1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A
    • 1987 Porsche 959
    • 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
    • 1990 Alpine GTA Le Mans
    • 1990 Mazda MX-5
    • 1992 Ford Falcon GT
    • 1993 Toyota T100 Baja Truck
    • 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    • 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo LM
    • 1995 Porsche 911 GT2
    • 1996 Ferrari F50 GT
    • 2003 Porsche Carrera GT
    • 2004 Porsche 911 GT3
    • 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
    • 2010 Ferrari 599XX
    • 2010 Mazda MX-5 Super20
    • 2010 Pagani Zonda R
    • 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
    • 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
    • 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
    • 2013 Dodge Dart GT
    • 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS
    • 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
    • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
    • 2015 Jaguar XE-S
    • 2015 Porsche Cayman S
    • 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
    • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
    • 2016 Honda Civic Type-R
    • 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven
    • 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    • 2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
    • 2016 Zenvo ST1
    • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    • 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports

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    Forza Horizon 3 is available to purchase for Windows 10 PC via the Windows Store, or alternatively is available on Xbox One for console players.

    Check out the Forza Horizon 3 sub forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest news and discussions regarding the game. Hang out with your fellow community members and join in the conversation today.

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    Are you happy to see the wealth of different machinery due to hit FH3? Are you surprised to see the inclusion of Porsche? Let us know in the comments section below!
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  2. Peter Kerényi

    Peter Kerényi

    I almost bought FH3 during the sale. With my shitty internet I would have had to download the game for a week! Then I would have had to download the 53GB mistake patch for another week, then it would have got deleted and I would have had to redownload the game for a third week. While internet for other tasks would have been unusable. I dodged a bullet it seems :D
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  3. Brownninja97


    ehh no new cars, just rehashed from forza 6 disappointed
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  4. Epistolarius


    I read another article that was highlighting the new cars that did not appear in another title. But yeah, most (including the Porsche) have been in previous Forza titles.
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  5. Gui Cramer

    Gui Cramer

    959 and a proper good looking Lola mk III, wow. Interesting the Lola is licensed, Tim (ISI) had disclosed the official licensing with them went down the drain with their bankruptcy.
  6. Sele1981


    Remove existing content, add a 3 instead of a 2, sell as new game, sell old content as new DLC - still works like a charm in 2017.
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  7. natedogg1867


    Really? Why are you guys perpetuating this tripe?

    You guys arent PRC, be better than that.
  8. Redvaliant


    No new cars eh?
    I may just buy an Xbox one to get my hands on the Aussie Charger
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  9. MoerasGrizzly


    Allow me to release my inner 7 year old :D
  10. Zotto


    So funny, I read your article yesterday.. Didn't think much about it this morning while firing up FH3 and what ya know, I have the developer copy 37.2... Is there any way of trying out those cars mentioned above with my version, or is my only option to delete immediately?

    (edit: Here's a screenshot of what it looks like. I zoomed in on the bottom left corner to make more visible.)
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    Update: I uninstalled and reinstalled FH3 and everything is back to normal.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  11. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    There is a way, I don't know the exact way though. It's also very easy to make your game crash when trying to get into the build. Apparently the runs awful as well!
    Anyway, you've got nothing to lose, just remember to not make a new profile!
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  12. Nick Gregory

    Nick Gregory
    Forever a backmarker Premium


    I'm gonna guess...