Porsche Pulls Plug on EA Exclusivity Deal, Could Be Coming to More Racing Games in 2017

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. AudiMan2011

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    Maybe this means that come Forza 7, we can start having Porsche in the vanilla Forza games for the first time since FM3, rather than in an expansion pack.
     
  3. acedition333

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    Great news! Hope we see it in GT Sport.
     
  4. GOTMAXPOWER

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    Project CARS 2:
    The first non-EA game to include Porsche's rather than as expensive DLC? Maybe...
     
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  5. Tyger

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    I suspect the car list for GT Sport is more or less decided, but at least some Porsche DLC is more likely that previously. I would love to see Porsches and Rufs in a game too, I enjoyed comparing them in Forza 4. Heck, why not invite 9ff to the party too? :)
     
  6. GTFan24

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    **** YES!!!

    ******* YEA BABY!!!!
     
  7. Suzumiya

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    And of course Gemballa as well. Don't know what they make nowadays, but it would be pretty fun to thrash around and compare.
     
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    As for Gran Turismo, let's never forget about this hidden thing (yes I know this is mentioned in the article):

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    ;)
     
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    Very, very good news, indead. I guess Assetto Corsa already provides the ultimate virtual experience of driving a Porsche. But i would love to use GT Sports photomode on these Porsches for hundreds of hours.
     
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    Hopefully I can drive a 911R without spending a quarter million...
     
  11. SPhilli911

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    This is really good news, I am really excited to see what Porsches finally make it into proper racing games. Not that Forza has been bad with the brand, but they all seemed to be limited to certain models.
     
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    Yes! :tup: Hopefully as @SPhilli911 mentioned, T10 won't be limited on the choices like before. :)
     
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    It also meanas that Porsche can be included in the monthly car packs since they'll be no more "special" than any other brands, but in a good way. Right now you get the Porsche pack and that's it, nothing else beyond the expansion.
     
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    SWEET HALLELUJAH!

    Finally, Porsche is free from the hands of evil.
     
  15. dolande

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    PD answer to the porsche question was usually in the line of "too expensive ". When ac showed up the PORSCHEs I knew something had changed.
    I'm almost willing to bet that at least one porsche will be in GTS at launch.
     
  16. girabyt3

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    It's a christmas miracle!!! :gtpflag::gtpflag:. Now, I know this is a fanart, but now someone has to send this to PD (you are free now), and make it one of the two Porsche's Gr.1 weapons for GT sport (the other one is the 919 obviously)!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Best news ever. Didn't this deal with EA begin way back in 1999? NFS Porsche Unleashed/2000 was developed to celebrate the collaboration, surely.
     
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    This is a god dream.
     
  19. queleuleu

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    Nfs Porsche Unleashed was such a good game...
    Oopq wrong game, it was Porsche Challenge.
     
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    Both games were amazing! NFS Porsche was great for its damage, car list, and era progression in career mode, though personally Porsche Challenge was my favourite, as it was my first racing game. It would be epic to see a proper 986 Boxster in a Gran Turismo game.

     
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    I wonder if Porsche really only decided to break it off this year, or if they ended up riding out the contract for a while.

    The paragraph after the one quoted in the GTP article points out something that must have contributed to the decision:
    Thank iRacing and Project CARS for pushing Porsche's buttons. :)
     
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    This is amazing news, and gives me hope that we can finally (officially) see Porsche in Gran Turismo, and also in Forza on day one. The brand's arrival in Assetto Corsa really was the telltale sign of times to come, after all...
     
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    Heh, that'd be a cruel irony: the most-demanded marque finally comes to Gran Turismo, not with the illustrious lineup people have been begging for, but another Wipeout-aping, digital willy-waver formed from "technology that hasn't been invented yet".
     
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    Good riddance.
     
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    The announcement trailer of GTsport was full of Porsche. Coincidence?
     
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    THERE IS A GOD AFTER ALL! Finally now a Porsche can be put into a real racing game and not arcade trash!
     
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    I guess one good thing about things in 2016 dying is the exclusivity between Porsche and EA... Now bring back Harambe
     
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    Yes.
     
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  30. girabyt3

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    Both can be hybrids, you know?? :p