You seem to be selective in what you read. Let me reiterate the facts... again..
PGR and Forza Motorsport are MS exclusive racing franchises. Before Forza even existed, PGR1 and PGR2 had Porsche. After PGR2, Forza 1 launched including Porsche. PGR3 launched after Forza 1 and swapped out RUFs in place of Porsche. I highly doubt MS wanted to pay twice for the Porsche license especially since Forza became MS's GT game.
Toss in the growing presence of Porsche throughout the Forza franchise, from 15 in FM1 to 25 in FM2 to 34 by FM3.
Toss in the fact that T10/MS seems to really like Porsche as they've used the brand as incentives. Incentives like preorder/LCE with the GT3 RS. Incentives like the Forza Ultimate Collection getting an exclusive one. Incentives like 4 of the 10 car packs to have Porsches in them, including the Jalopnik community one that originally had 15 voted on cars cut down to 10 and the 911 Sports Classic still made the list. Also toss in the holiday freebie gift that T10 gave out to everyone, not just VIP, the 911 GT1 which happened to be the fastest Porsche in the game. And that T10 even used Porsche in some time trial/leaderboard events.
And now the recent ALMS sponsorship announcement, where Porsche is very huge with ALMS... so big in fact that 1 of 4 car classes, the GTC class, is made up entirely of Porsche 997 GT3 Cup cars.. and that's not including the LMP and GT class Porsches either...
Now none of this is proof that Porsche is in or not in FM4 but the assumption that should be made is that Porsche IS in. Not the other way around because that's how GT did it... And yes, I'll be massively disappointed, moreso now with ALMS announcement, if the brand is not in the game.
Well, Forza always has "real problems". It's this close to going belly up!I don't buy the If Porsche isn't in it will affect sales at all.
I bought GT5 without Porsche and I would buy FM4 without Porsche.
Same here but I'll be MASSIVELY disappointed if Porsche is not in FM4, especially now with this whole ALMS announcement. What's it going to be? 3/4 of ALMS, excluding Porsche from other classes as well...
It would be strange especially when they had the chance to do it with FM3 (when all the manufacturers were at their disposal) but then decide to do it now when they lose one of them.
IF they lose one. But I agree, they could have done something in FM3. I hope this whole ALMS thing isn't just a logo with some series events, like R3 championship only it now has ALMS plastered on it. I hope they do good with the license as I'm a big ALMS/LMS fan in real life. It's one thing that only 4 tracks were announced with the game, 4 of which we already had before. It'd be another if they surprised everyone by adding more that hasn't been in the franchise yet. And it'd be awesome if they introduced a flag system, even if very basic.
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I have a feeling that they may have a new track. The description said "including" and I kinda take that as to meaning everything that follows is not the totality of it.
GT5 ScepticThat's how it sounds to me. EA might get a cut of Porsche DLC, which would definitely make them happy.
McLarenSounds kind of like a generic response, tbh & doesn't seem like "Prakash" really has any clue, which I don't expect Customer Service to know of....
That may be so, but customer service does not deal with the developers. They deal with complaints & questions from the consumers about their Xbox or Live. Their job doesn't include e-mailing devs questions about their games.Bogie 19thAt least it was from the customer service in the xbox division. Sounds like its going to be announced.