Do you happen to be a gamer? Are you also a car fanatic? If that's the case, Electronic Arts has a message for you: We still have Porsche.

As we reported a short while ago, Electronic Arts happens to hold the licensing agreement to include cars and trucks from Porsche in its video games. Competitors routinely get permission from EA to include Porsche vehicles in their own games, but when Turn 10, makers of the Forza series, contacted EA in regards to the 35 Porsche models it planned to include in Forza Motorsport 4, EA declined.

That means there will be no Porsche 911, no Cayman and no Boxster in Forza 4. Not a Cayenne or Panamera to be found. It's a sad day for Porschophiles who prefer the Forza franchise over Need for Speed.

Apparently not content to leave well enough alone, Electronic Arts has uploaded a new video to YouTube showing real in-game footage of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carerra S in its latest game, Need for Speed: The Run. A none-too-subtle jab at Forza, no? Check out the video after the break.



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      Level4
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have to blame Porsche as well for giving out such exclusivity to EA
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      I loved NFS series all the way up to Hot Pursuit & Porsche Unleashed and grew up playing them since the first one. That being said... EA shouldn't be bragging. Their NFS series has gone down the gutter. They're just jealous their attempts at making a genuine racing simulator(SHIFT) can't even come close to MS's Forza games.
      Turd
      • 3 Years Ago
      EA can go F itself. Try beating Forza fair and square, i.e., by putting out a better product, not by withholding cars. Douchebags.
      sn0man1
      • 3 Years Ago
      EA boycott... not purchasing any products from them. First they screw over Gran Turismo, then they screw over NFL 2k in the mid 2000's and now they screw over Forza Motorsport. EA can call it a business decision, so I'm going to call my ban of EA games a business decision too. It'll be lifted when they stop being douches with the Porsche license.
        tebs
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sn0man1
        i hope all EA racing games go crash and burn! forza is the best. with or without porsche. but losing porsche will surely piss me off. time to send some hate mail to EA! everyone up in arms!!!! hate mail hate mail hate mail!!!!
        pasigiri
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sn0man1
        @sn0man1 I'm all for it, but it's going to be difficult. The Madden Series is like a household name and Battlefield seems to be taking over COD. As for racing games specifically, YES boycott the crap out of them. NFS sucks now. It's just car dress up. Not REAL racing like Forza and GT.
      Sugaki
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it's not only EA being a jerk, but Porsche for short-sightedly backing a company that makes crappy racing games--all for a bit of cash for exclusivity? Increased exposure through bigger franchises like Gran Turismo or Forza would go much further than striking a deal with EA.
        mathiaswegner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sugaki
        I think Porsche made the deal ages ago and probably has to live with it until the agreement runs out. What's the last non-EA game that featured Porsches and not Rufs? I only remember Rufs in the Gran Turismo series, and I know that Forza had to license the Porsches from EA.
      WadeW
      • 3 Years Ago
      EA is a joke. "Hey guys our last 5 games have failed, so lets piss off hard core gamers by taking one of the most famous sports cars out of one of the best racing franchises out there, and then make a video promoting our game that has said sports car! Then we'll really sell a lot of games!" Seriously EA, why bother. The last 3 Forza's have had Porsche, why bother taking it away now. "The Run" will just be another failed game, regardless of having exclusive rights to Porsche. Forza4 will still outsell any EA game, all they've managed to do is piss off the gaming community.
      Smiley
      • 3 Years Ago
      I won't be buying need for speed just because of this stunt.
      Maverick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Douchey move on EA's part. Stay classy, Forza.
      Karl
      • 3 Years Ago
      I never really cared much for the NFS series, it was too arcade-y for my liking. I used to buy the occasional EA game though, mostly the sports titles. 2K sports here I come. Screw you EA! You can keep your digital Porsches, you bunch of twats! Forza 4 will stick kick ass even if I will miss the Porsches we could have had!
      kuntknife
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to work on NFS at EA's office in downtown Vancouver (before they closed shop there). I no longer feel proud to say I contributed to that franchise. Considering how well Turn 10 took the news (no backlashing or name calling), this video reiterates their greedy motifs. From what I understand, Turn 10 would pay EA to use the cars. By not letting them use Porsches, EA's basically saying "I don't want extra money", "even though we'd get money, I think we can hinder another company rather than make a better product", or "I think we'll get more money by customers who demand Porsches and will thus buy NFS over Forza". I can count the 1st statement out because EA's DRM, Origin, xbox live used games, etc. actions speak for themselves. The 3rd one makes no sense either because (traditionally) NFS and forza are quite different games, and I'm curious how much overlap there is of NFS and Forza players. That makes me think the 2nd statement is where their heart is :(.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      EA is immaturely bragging here because of their exclusivity to Porsche. One day we'll have them in both Forza and GT5.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 3 Years Ago
      FU EA! You're dead in my eyes and wallet. I wasn't terribly impressed by Shift 2 and now this? You're done. P.S. You pissed all over Ultima Online many years ago for me as well. GoodBYE!
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