It's been a painfully long time in coming since the launch of Forza Motorsport 4, but the wait is finally over: Porsche is finally back where it truly belongs.
To commemorate today's launch of the Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion pack, Turn 10 have compiled this rather lavish trailer, complete with historic archieve footage from Porsche:
“This is an excellent opportunity for Porsche to offer a virtual experience with our sports cars in a very fitting environment – on race tracks around the world,” said Andre Oosthuizen, Vice President of marketing for Porsche Cars North America. “In many ways, best-selling gaming titles like Forza Motorsport 4 generate enthusiasm for products that often translate into a lifelong connection to the brand.”
Mike Humphreys, Director of Business Development at Turn 10 Studios also commented: “Turn 10 has been pleased and privileged to work with the fans of Forza within the Porsche organisation,” said Mike Humphreys, director of business development at Turn 10 Studios. “We’re gratified about their enthusiasm for partnering with us to deliver their storied marque to the many fans of racing games.”
“The emotion and realism of Forza 4 creates so much of that same challenge and buzz I get out of putting a sportscar on the edge during my day job,” said Patrick Long, Porsche Motorsport factory driver. “It’s also an excellent way to learn the same tracks that we race in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and around the world. In addition, it is really cool to share the experience with our fans while at the same time driving one of my dream combinations of my favourite Porsche models on my favourite racetracks around the world.”
Retailing at 1800 Microsoft points, the Porsche pack brings 30 Porsches to Forza Motorsport 4 along with 20 new events – you can view the complete car list here.
As great as it is to have Porsche back in the Forza franchise where it truly belongs, it's just a shame we were a bit mislead when Turn 10 announced there would be several new Porsche's previously unseen in Forza Motorsport. As it stands, most models were already featured in Forza Motorsport 3, and, with the exception of the 2012 GT2 RS, the remaining "new" models are identical-looking racing 911's. Pity when there
Nevertheless, the ability to drive a Porsche in a driving game that isn't Need for Speed feels like an almighty privilidge at this stage. We therefore welcome Porsche back into Forza Motorsport with open arms.
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