Porsche fans don’t usually have much to get excited about when it comes to sim racing – Electronic Arts has a somewhat notorious exclusivity agreement with the fabled German automaker, and rarely allows other games to license their cars.
They have apparently reached an agreement with Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios, however, with the announcement that a special Porsche Expansion Pack is coming to Forza Horizon 2 this Wednesday, June 9th. The pack will include the following Porsches, spanning a fairly wide range of famous models from the company across the years:
- 2003 Porsche Carrera GT
- 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
- 1987 Porsche 959
- 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
- 1970 Porsche 914/6
- 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
- 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (997)
- 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
- 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
- 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
The press release also confirms the cars will be coming to Forza Motorsport 6, announced earlier this year and set for a Holiday 2015 release. On the subject of Forza Motorsport 6, Xbox Japan may have prematurely leaked information on the game ahead of E3. A translation of the information appears to confirm that FM6 will run at 1080p and 60fps, with wet weather coming to Forza Motorsport and the return of night racing (absent since the very first Forza).
Combine that with “more than 450” cars, “26 world famous locations” and 24 player races and it would seem that Turn 10’s E3 unveiling of Foza Motorsport 6 will certainly be generating a lot of interest.
Three watermarked, place holder images were also grabbed from the XBox Japan site which appear to support this information.
It should be stressed that this information has not been confirmed by either Turn 10 or Microsoft and as such may be subject to change, but will certainly be good news for Forza fans if its confirmed at E3.
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