Some steering wheels still don't work in Forza Horizon 5, fix due later this week

A screenshot from Forza Horizon 5 with a rally car featured
(Image credit: Playground Games)

Forza Horizon 5 sped off from the grid with very positive reviews, with ours reckoning it's the best the series has ever been. One cloud in the Mexican skies, however, is that the game launched on PC and immediately ran into issues with steering wheel support—players trying to use their peripherals were cursed to endless 'wheel disconnected' warnings while trying to enjoy a drive.

Playground Games confirmed it's working on a hotfix that was expected last week, but after running into further issues the developer has delayed it until sometime this week.

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Meantime, if you have this issue and don't want to wait around for Playground to fix it, there is a workaround that our own Jacob Ridley has tested and explains here. Apparently it "works wonderfully" and only takes about ten minutes to get up-and-running: petrol-heads always enjoy a bit of fiddling under the bonnet anyway.

We'll let you know when the hotfix goes live. Elsewhere in Forza Horizon 5, the big news is that players are buying up one crappy jeep by the hundreds to farm money.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."