Porsche Announces Downloadable Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 4
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) and Microsoft Studios’ Turn 10 Studios today announced that 30 Porsche vehicles will be available for download May 22, 2012 as part of the Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 4.
Forza Motorsport 4 is the highest-rated racing game of this generation, available exclusively for the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console. The Porsche Expansion Pack will be offered for download through Xbox LIVE by customers who own the Forza Motorsport 4 game for 1600 Microsoft Points or, the equivalent of about $19.99.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Porsche to offer a virtual experience with our sports cars in a very fitting environment â€“ 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 products that often translate into a lifelong connection 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 us to 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 of my favorite Porsche models on my favorite racetracks around the world.”
In addition to Porsche street cars, several notable Porsche Motorsport customer racecars are also offered as part of the Porsche Expansion Pack â€“ cars which compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT and GTC classes.
The full list of Porsches included in the Expansion Pack will be revealed as we get closer to the release in May.
About Turn 10 Studio
“Forza Motorsport 4” is piloted by Turn 10 Studio of Microsoft Studios, the creators of the Forza Motorsport franchise. In October 2011, Turn 10 released its most recent title, “Forza Motorsport 4,” garnering the highest rating racing game of the current console generation and “Racing Game of the Year” honors from SPIKE TV, G4 TV and others.
More information is available online at http://www.forzamotorsport.net.
About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 194 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.
At the core of this success is Porscheâ€™s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.
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