If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Porsche cars will soon be allowed to appear in racing games not made by EA

Porsche’s exclusive deal with EA is coming to an end, allowing the brand to appear in all games, not just ones made by EA.

forza_horizon_2_porsche_cayenneturbo

For about 17 years now, unless you had struck a licensing deal with EA, you couldn't have Porsche cars in your game. There were certainly ways of getting around that, like using the Ruf custom brand, but that's about it.

This is because the manufacturer had an exclusive contract with EA since 2000, which is coming to end this year. Porsche branded entertainment manager Sebastian Hornung confirmed this news to German site SpeedManiacs (via Ars Technica), after the site brought up Assetto Corsa, a racing game released this year that included Porsche cars.

Games like Forza do sometimes have Porsche-branded cars, but they're almost always reserved for paid add-ons, and not part of the main game's roster. This move means other developers will, theoretically, have an easier time licensing the brand's cars for use in their games.

About the Author

Sherif Saed avatar

Sherif Saed

Staff Writer

Whether it's news, reviews, or interviews - Sherif is always eager to tell you about video games. He plays shooters more than a sane person should, and occasionally has the skills to show for it.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch