Oh dear. After Turn 10 accidentally unloaded a developer version of FH3 on PC players yesterday, the community has been diving deeper into the open-world racer. Yesterday, the first batch of leaks showed a handful of new cars, including some Porsches that have proven quite familiar on the XB1. Today’s discoveries, however, show something new.
Community member TheAdmiester has found many more cars than the original file folder suggested (link to Imgur gallery here). Up first are the cars listed in the Autoshow:
- 1973 AMC Gremlin X
- 1977 AMC Pacer X
- 2017 Bentley Continental SuperSports
- 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
- 1971 Chevrolet Vega GT
- 1972 Chrysler Charger E49
- 2010 Ferrari 599XX
- 1996 Ferrari F50 GT
- 1932 Ford De Luxe Three-Window Coupe
- 1992 Ford Falcon GT
- 1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A
- 1951 Holden FX Sedan
- 2016 Honda Civic Type R
- 1970 Honda S800
- 2015 Jaguar XE-S
- 1971 Jensen Interceptor SP
- 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
- 1972 Land Rover Series III
- 1969 Lola #6 Penske Sunoco T70 MKIIIB
- 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven
- 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5
- 2010 Mazda MX-5 Super20
- 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
- 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
- 1995 Nissan Nismo GT-R LM
- 2014 Nissan Nismo Juke RS
- 2010 Pagani Zonda R
- 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 HEMI
- 1990 Renault Alpine GTA Le Mans
- 1993 Toyota #1 T100 Baja Truck
- 2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
- 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution
- 2016 Zenvo ST1
To keep things organized, the cars listed above in bold are new to the series. That includes the headlining cars, plus unexpected additions like the Alpine GTA, latest Civic Type R, and a seemingly new Bentley. There are also yet more Aussie models, in the form of the Charger E49 and VK Commodore. The cars listed in italics were last seen in the X360 era. The remaining cars have been featured in previous XB1-generation Forza games.
Perhaps even more interestingly, TheAdmiester has found hints of four other Porsches in the game’s files: the 1970 #3 917 LH, 2016 911 GT3 RS, 1995 911 GT2, and 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS. The latter two cars were last seen in the Porsche pack for FM4 way back in 2012, while the other two have never been seen before in a Forza game. New models thanks to the end of the EA exclusivity deal? It seems that way.
As these images have all been captured from a developer build of the game, this bears repeating: these may not be representative of the final product. We have no idea what the plan is for any of the cars, or even if they are ready for public consumption (though about half look quite complete). Due to the complicated world of licensing, it’s also possible that any number of these cars may never be unleashed on the public (however unfortunate that would be). Going by the usual DLC schedule for the game, this could be the next few months’ worth of packs planned out though…
We’ll be keeping an eye on the situation as it continues to unfold. What we can tell you is that this wasn’t what we had in mind when we said 2017 would be an exciting year for the genre!
Forza Horizon 3 is currently available for Xbox One and Windows 10. The most recent DLC, the January Rockstar Car Pack, released yesterday.