Looks like EA wants to keep everything for themselves, first they lock up the NFL license and haven’t let that go since. Now that they have the exclusive rights to use the Porsche Name and car models it seems they want to keep that car manufacturer all to themselves as well. In past Forza Motorsport games we’ve had the Porsche to play around with, the only way we’ll be able to drift with any Porsche model would be to buy a Need For Speed: Shift game or go back to Forza 2 or 3. When reached for comment by Joystiq, the Creative Lead for Forza 4 said this:
We’ve asked our contacts at EA to reconsider their position frequently and regularly over the last 18 months. We also reached out to various influential people in gaming to lobby on our behalf, but that was to no avail.
Greenwalt also issued an apology to die hards of the franchise and left us all with this little tidbit.
Fans shouldn’t have to think about any of this — you should just be able to drive Porsches and Ferrari’s in the games you love. Porsche makes wonderful cars and I’m sorry that we won’t have them in Forza 4.
As someone who on occasion plays racing games, this breaks my heart, but I guess that’s business right? Forza Motorsport 4, which will be compatible with Kinect hits stores October 11th.