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Forza Horizon 3 is available for pre-load, but it's not working for some

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It's a modern ritual to pre-load a game in the lead up to its release, in order to ensure you can play the game as soon as it launches. Pre-loading is available for Forza Horizon 3, and if you've purchased the game then you'll be able to start downloading it from the Windows Store right now, assuming you've upgraded Windows 10 to Anniversary Edition.

Well, that's what's meant to happen, anyway. Some users are reporting that their pre-loads aren't working, and several people have taken to the Turn 10 forums to report the error. If you belong in that unfortunate camp, rest assured that someone is looking at it.

According to a spokesperson from Turn 10, writing in the Forza Horizon 3 forums, it's being looked at. "We've got a strike team from the Windows Store helping us investigate these errors as I type this: both the pause and resume/restart download errors as well as the 0x80072EE7 and 0x80070005 error codes."

Forza Horizon 3 releases September 27. Expect our review of the PC version in the next week, but in the meantime, here are some impressions from the Xbox One version of the game.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.