“Forza Motorsport 4″expands with 30 Porsches
Forza Motorsport four received the Porsche Expansion Pack on Tuesday which gives the Xbox 360racing sim a stable of 30 new vehicles along with new events, challenges and achievements.
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The Porsche Expansion Pack is available to download through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 1600 MS Points ($20) and contains not only Porsche street cars but racecars from the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT and GTC classes.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Porsche to offer a virtual experience with our sports cars ina very fitting environment – on race tracks around the world,” said Andre Oosthuizen, Vice President of Marketing for Porsche Cars North America. “In many ways, best-selling gaming titles like Forza Motorsport 4 generate enthusiasm for productsthat often translate into a lifelongconnection to the brand.”
“Turn 10 has been pleased and privileged to work with the fans of Forza within the Porsche organization,” said Mike Humphreys, director of business development at Turn 10 Studios. “We’re gratified about their enthusiasm for partnering with usto deliver their storied marque to the many fans of racing games, Porsche and Forza Motorsport 4.”
“The emotion and realism of Forza 4 creates so much of that same challenge and buzz I get out of putting a sportscar on the edge during my day job,” said Patrick Long, Porsche Motorsport Factory Driver. “It’s also an excellent way to learn the same tracks that we race in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and around the world. In addition, it is really cool to share the experience with our fans while at the same time driving one of my dream combinations ofmy favorite Porsche models on my favorite racetracks around theworld.”
The use of Porsche vehicles in Forza Motorsport 4 were originally blocked due to licensingissues with Electronic Arts.