EA denies the use of Porsche in Forza 4

Posted on August 25, 2011 - 12:35pm by Chaz Tine

Recently EA has been in a lot of news stories; most of which are not positive. This time it seems EA is heating things up with developer Turn 10 by denying them access to the Porsche license for their upcoming racing game Forza 4. EA owns the licensing for the Porsche brand (when used in a video game) and can in turn sub-license the brand to whomever they want. In the past this has been the case for Turn 10 and the Forza title, however with the new Forza, EA is not following the same trend. 

Turn 10 spoke on the subject saying, "in the end, however, EA couldn't see their way towards collaborating again.." He also added,"we've asked our contacts at EA to reconsider their position frequently and regularly over the last 18 months," he continued, "we also reached out to various influential people in gaming to lobby on our behalf, and on your behalf, but that was to no avail."

Turn 10 have the rights to use the Ferrarri brand on PC and XBox exclusively. They have also allowed EA to use the Ferrarri brand within many of their games, because of this Turn 10 had more to comment on the denial from EA and former collaborations - 

"While we respect EA's need to run their business as they see fit, we've regularly collaborated in the past and hope we can find our way back to that approach"

EA should learn from their follies and turn from their evil ways. LET THE PEOPLE DRIVE PORSCHES!


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