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Porsche returns to the Forza Motorsport franchise

Forza 4 - 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic

The crew at Turn 10 Studios have been very hard at work and this proves it. Porsche returns to the Forza Motorsport franchise via the Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack! We’re not talking a car or two, try 30 including the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic. Look for it to drop on May 22.

If you did not know, from the beginning Turn 10 Studios/Forza Motorsport had a sub-licensing deal with EA who had the exclusive license with Porsche. A total of 35 cars were in Forza 3. When Forza 4 came around, many enthusiast were highly disappointed to find out Porsche would not be in their garages. EA was not willing to collaborate this time around. On August 24th, 2011 it was officially announced that Porsche would not be in Forza 4.

We’ve asked our contacts at EA to reconsider their position frequently and regularly over the last 18 months. We also reached out to various influential people in gaming to lobby on our behalf, and on your behalf, but that was to no avail. – Dan Greenawalt

Turn 10 has alway had the mind of letting everyone drive cars from any brand across any franchise, not just their own. They believed that this would do nothing but hurt the racing ecosystem and we saw it happen since then.

“Everyone’s focused on making great entertainment. We just had to find the right business terms. We reached great terms with them, but then we had to build it. The truth is that we reached terms with them a while ago, but then it takes about six months to build a car.” – Dan Greenawalt

This is the kind of news that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops: Porsche is returning to Forza Motorsport! Today we’re unveiling the first look at the Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack, which will arrive on Xbox LIVE on May 22, featuring content and gameplay experiences solely dedicated to one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands.

Forza 4 - 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, 2010 Porsche Boxster S

First up, the cars. The Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack will feature 30 incredible Porsche models for you to collect, drive, and customize, including two models announced today: the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the 2010 Porsche Boxster S. Seven of the 30 Porsche models that will be featured in the Porsche Expansion Pack are brand new to the Forza franchise—look for more car details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Porsche Expansion Pack is more than just cars, however. The pack will also feature 20 brand new Porsche-centric events to be added to your Forza 4 career, as well as 10 new Xbox LIVE Achievements (worth a total of 250 Gamerscore points) all centered around Porsche. In addition, players can expect to see Porsche models in the AI field when racing in events, as well as integrated into Forza 4’s level reward structure.

Upon the release of the Porsche Expansion Pack, fans can expect Porsche-themed Rivals Mode events and new online multiplayer hoppers dedicated to the dozens of Porsche models in the pack. In short, our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive and fun Porsche experience available in any racing game today!

Forza 4 - 2010 Porsche Boxster S

The Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack will be available 1600 MS Points ($19.99) and is scheduled for release via Xbox LIVE on May 22. Look for more information on the pack soon. In the meantime, head over to the Forza Motorsport forums and the official Forza Motorsport Facebook page to discuss the Porsche Expansion Pack with the rest of the Forza Motorsport community!

- Forza Motorsport | VG24/7

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