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Forza Horizon 4 downloads on users' computers four months early

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It appears that a glitch in the Matrix has caused the upcoming Microsoft exlusive Forza Horizon 4 to download to users' computers a bit early and even though it's not enough to play the game, there's sure plenty of data mining material.

We're not sure what sort of technical error has led to this, as developer Playground Games didn't go into detail but it's safe to say neither them nor Microsoft are particularly happy about it. Nevertheless, the dev did acknowledge it, taking to their twitter page to say that it was unintended.

"You don't have to do anything", said Playground Games and added that the game will still download regularly once it launches on 02 October 2018 for PC and Xbox One. Until then, the accidentally downloaded files can be removed without problems.

Thankfully, the accident wasn't without its merits because data miners jumped on it like EA on cash, revealing quite a few things in the process. Well, quite a few maybe isn't the real quantity, since the list of data mined cars spans more than yours truly cares to count at the moment.

Actually scratch that, since a reddit user has already counted them and there's 456 unique cars, some of whom come in Forza Edition flavours, bringing the total to 482. However, a quick check with the actual announcement shows that Playground Games and Turn 10, whoever's leading the show here, are nowhere near done.

In fact, Forza Horizon 4 was announced to feature more than 100 manufacturers, of which only 87 are featured on the above list. This means that 13 car makers are yet to enter the fray, which should boost the number of cars even further. Naturally, these lists are far from final so you may not want to get stuck on them much.

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Interestingly, of all the super fast, super cool and super whatever else cars on the list, one user on Forza Motorsport's twitter post, where they acknowledged the fumble, seems to have developed a healthy love for SUVs, claiming he ain't going to buy the game unless it's got SUVs in it. We guess Porsche ain't what it used to be, eh?