Early access to Forza Horizon 3 begins tomorrow, September 23 at 12 AM local time. However, unfortunately for those playing on PC, a number of people are encountering download issues when attempting to preload the game.
There are numerous reports on Forza’s forums and subreddit of players having their downloads reset. This is a huge issue for a game that’s 49 GB in size, not the mention that people may have paid extra to play early– the $100 Ultimate Edition grants four days’ early access among other things.
There seem to be several different issues that are causing this to occur. For some, download progress is erased after resuming a paused download. For others, it happens on its own as the download approaches completion. For others, they run into problems when Windows 10 installs updates, which interrupt the download.
Even though not everyone has been locked out of downloading Horizon 3 on PC, it doesn’t do anything to help those experiencing the issue. This is the first release of a proper new Forza game on Pc. it is also the second game, after Recore, to support Xbox Play Anywhere.
Microsoft seems to be aware of the issue, as a Turn 10 staffer posted on the Forza forums saying the errors are being investigated. It’s described as a “high-priority issue that’s being investigated.”
Forza Horizon 3 officially launches for PC and Xbox One next Tuesday, September 27th.