Porsche Returns to Forza Series in New Horizon 2 Expansion Pack

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.

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Three watermarked, place holder images were also grabbed from the XBox Japan site which appear to support this information.

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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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Comments (20)

    1. Johnnypenso

      If for some reason Forza has a console exclusive (we may never know but it’s possible), the Ruf license is there for the exploiting and as evidenced in Project Cars, they are even open to turning them into fantasy race cars with series specs. The sky is the limit with Ruf, an absolute ton of solid gold in their car line up, it makes no sense not to exploit the heck out of this in the absence of Porsche.

    2. SlipZtrEm

      @Johnnypenso – sure, that’s an alternative approach, but it still ignores the rich racing history of Porsche itself – there being no RUF alternative to the 917, 911 GT1, 919, etc – as well as a good chunk of their road car lineup. If you want something 911 or Boxster/Cayman shaped, RUF works, but not much else.

      Here’s hoping it just means EA’s exclusivity is becoming cheaper, or some other more optimistic option for all the other companies. It’ll be interesting to see how this deal pans out for FM6’s lineup…

  1. Coquico

    Great times for forza fans! Hope to play a Porsche in GT7-AC or p cars! The car list is nice, I miss the 917, and surprised to see the class winner 914 of 1970.

    1. Zelalem

      Great times to be an racing fan! With AC and Project Cars as new competitors on console and forza taking the next huge step with weather, night racing, porsche, and so on. Looking forward to the reveals of those and of course GT7.

  2. infamousphil

    Too bad l’m a Ferrari man… and the slant nose 930 is missing… and no 928? Have fun yall ;)

    Most important developement imho is that they finally turned the lights back on. Hope that came with a 24hr clock ;)

    1. HarVee

      EA isn’t that EA is denying PDI the sub license for Porsche, it is because PDI aren’t willing to pay the asking fee. Co-operation doesn’t seem to be Kazunori’s strong point when it comes to EA. You’d think a person with the idea of creating an “automotive encyclopedia” would do what it takes to ensure one of the most famous and respected manufacturers a spot in the line-up.

      Oh well. Enjoy the Porsches Forza players!

  3. Fat Tyre

    This is awesome for some reason I thought I would have to wait for months but the DLC is going to be available tomrorrow!

    1. hardvibes

      I bought both Horizon 2 (half price) and FM5 with the xbox one. Horizon 2 is a 30 fps arcade…issshhhh I rarely fire it up i hate it. I’m always playing FM5.

    1. Lambob

      HL3 will be out on Steam machines and Steam VR and playable with the new Steam controller long long before GT7 release date will even be known.

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