Forza Motorsports 4 won't offer Porsche models
Porsche Auto Group has, for some time, had an exclusive deal with Electronic Arts (EA Games) to use their vehicles in games like the Need for Speed series but in the past, EA was kind enough to let other developers use Porsche models in exchange for payment. However, when the folks at Turn 10 Studios (the designers behind the wheel of Forza Motorsports 4) finished designing some 35 Porsche models for use in Forza 4 and went to Electronic Arts to pay homage (and cash) for the usage of the vehicles in the new game – EA said no.
EA Games previously stuck to “arcade” racers like the older Need for Speed games but with their recent, successful attempts to insert themselves into the sim racer segment with Shift 2, Forza Motorsports 4 is in direct competition the EA Games racing series. Because of EA Games’ ventures into new portions of the racing game market it is no surprise that they are not allowing Forza 4 – as the biggest and arguably most successful simulator series of all time – to use the Porsche models. This gives EA’s racing simulators an advantage over Forza, especially to those who are clamoring to drive Porsches in their favorite racing games.