Porsche may drop exclusive EA Games licensing agreement

Porsche may drop exclusive EA Games licensing agreement

0 comments 📅13 December 2016, 03:15

Practical racers everywhere have a tentative argument to celebrate. The exclusive licensing deal between Porsche and EA Games could be disappearing in the into the vicinity future, according to a report by German website Speedmaniacs. The article is round upcoming Porsche content for racing sim Assetto Corsa thanks to the end of said licensing ahead.

We’ve been scouring the web and haven’t found any other formal statements concerning this, so at the moment, we can merely call this a rumor. We certainly trust that it’s true, though. For those unconversant with with the licensing deal, gaming talk site IGN explains it came about during the evolution of Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed, published by EA 16 years ago. The terms of the compatibility gave EA exclusive rights to Porsche’s repute and cars. This in turn meant that other tactic developers would have to go through EA to get Porsches in their games. Few took the publisher up on this make available, instead choosing to substitute cars from tuned Porsche builder Ruf. That’s why Porsches are seldom in Forza games, and never in Gran Turismo games.

This would be abu for Porsche fans who play other franchises, and it is possible that bad for EA, which may lose an advantageous exclusive enable. Of course, we also hope that Ruf purposefulness continue to be a part of the games that get featured them in the past.

We’ve reached out to Porsche, EA Games, and the developer and publisher of Assetto Corsa for observation on the deal. We have yet to hear back, but we intent update this post as soon as we get any message. In the meantime, cross your fingers.


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