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Turn 10 Reveals Which Porsches Are Coming To Forza 4

UPDATE: Here is the list so far:
1. 2010 Porsche Sport Classic
2. 2010 Porsche Boxtser S
3. 1995 Porsche 911 GT2
4. 2011 Porsche #54 Black Swan Racing 911 GT3 Cup (NEW)
5. 1987 Porsche 959 – the limited edition super car which Bill Gates and Paul Allen helped legalize for American road use.
6. 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 (996)
7. 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo (NEW)
8. 2008 Porsche #2 Gruppe Orange Racing 911 GT3 Cup (NEW)

Check back for more updates and photos below!
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Finally, the day is here… well the first day that is. Months ago Turn 10 announced that they would be bringing Porsche to Forza Motorsport 4, and since then they have been pretty light on the details. Now the time has come! The most desired secret since the reveal of J.R. Erwing’s murderer is here!

Twice a day every day, Turn 10 will be revealing one of the 30 Porsches in the expansion pack. At 8am and 1pm (PST) a new car will be posted on Twitter and Facebook. Turn 10 will also be giving away copies to those who retweet their announcements. We already know two of the cars, the Porsche Sport Classic and the 2010 Porsche Boxster S, which were revealed with the original announcement.

The first to be revealed for today is the 1995 Porsche 911 GT2. This leaves 27 cars to go, with 15 days until the packs release.

There will be 250 points worth of new achievements, 20 new Porsche-themed events in-game, as well as full integration of the new cars into the AI racing field, and the level-reward bonuses (though most players will have already been awarded all these).

The Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 will release May 22nd for $19.99 (or a bundle of 1600 microsoft points).

2011 Porsche #54 Black Swan Racing 911 GT3 Cup

1987 Porsche 959

 

2004 Porsche 911 GT3 (996)

 

2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

 

2008 Porsche #2 Gruppe Orange Racing 911 GT3 Cup

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  • posi x mosh

    Would you care to share how Paul Allen and Bill Gates helped Porsche make the 959 US legal? Or was that tidbit just on the press release?

    • racingfreak92

      Its a relatively well known fact about this car. Though checking wikipedia gives us some less then impressive citations for the issue…
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_959#.22Gates_959.22

      I posted on the Talk page. Maybe this is one of the internets many myths.

      • racingfreak92

        Also I wish Turn 10 sent me press releases. 

        • posi x mosh

          Seriously? I was kinda being a jerk, for this I am sorry… It is a bit frustrating reading so-called “review” sites that have the exact same tidbits of info, use the same patterns of speech, and are all supposedly written by “reviewers” (I just shuttered as a wrote, then erased “journo…”).  Then when I call them out in the comments section, it enevidably starts a flame war where I am called a PS3/XBrick/GT5/FM4/PD/T10/Sony/M$ fanboy by people who had obviously read about one sentance of the “review” I use that term in the loosest possible way, and about half of the sentance of my response.  Enough about me… I digress.
          Honestly, what I have long suspected is, that PR firms that are contracted to a publisher, read the few hard working and/or creative consumer electronics/ software bloggers/journos, then see what people are saying in a few influential forums.  They rework, vet, and polish the pertinant “word on the street” info and the anticipation and/or early feedback. Then, working off of this cheat sheet of marketing lingo and legitamate hype and positive user experiences they have found, they then write pre-fabricated so-called articles and send them to the various sites, mags, and papers where they are published verbadum with authors names (that don’t normally write in said publications), or authorless. 
          cont….

        • posi x mosh

           Anyway, I have seen you “around” as they say, and have had actual conversations with you about various things to the point where I am sure you are an actual person that isn’t working for a major software publisher.  This is why I was surprised to see fairly specific information that is either being pushed by M$ and T10 to stoke their auto-racing “street cred”, or written by an auto-anorak   like myself.  I may have jumped the gun crying foul (though I’m pretty sure I have seen the Gates-959 relationship focus elsewhere), if this is the case, sorry.  If not, I’d wait for some uber-blog or site to publish the same info, then sue their as says for plagiarism. 

          • racingfreak92

            Well I have to say that I havent heard that theory before. It is true that Platform Nation, and all other sites of any notability, do receive press releases from many companies about various products.

            Turn 10 however, is not one of the companies that mails us things. I am just a very big fan of the game so I post frequently about them. I added the Gates-959 comment on my own volition, I havent seen it on other sites – but I also havent been looking.

            But on the topic of press releases. They way it works here is that we receive emails that are about various things: release dates, new trailers or photos, new features, game announcements, etc. What is posted is up to the discretion of the writers – we try to post everything but if we dont have enough time we pick and choose based on importance and interest.

            The reason that many sites often seem to have the same info and tone is due to the nature of the medium. The publishers/pr companies have the info – the fans want it. However its not so easy to just get it. Usually they have it timed out when they will release things and have deals with bigger publications – such as magazines or websites like IGN or Gamespot, who get exclusives. So we, as bloggers, rely on what they give us in press releases. 

            It used to be a common practice here to include the actual press release below the article, however we dont do that often anymore. If you are interested I can forward you some random ones. They are often written as advertisements and would be fairly obvious if you posted them verbatim.

            While many of us are hardcore gamers we simply dont know everything about every game. In the past for example I have posted about the game “Orcs Must Die”, but I dont really know much about that game. I wil read the press release, wikipedia, and a few other top news stories about the game to get a better picture of what im writing about, but that still hardly makes me an expert.

            Therefore you are stuck with a few tidbits of information that you have to dress up for a post. I prefer writing about games I like and am knowledgable about – if you look back at my article history you will see a lot of articles about Forza, Zen Studios’ Pinball games, STALKER, and the Men of War series. Those are four franchises I know a lot about, so there is more perspective or info I can give on them in my posts.

            Many other writers here, and at other sites, might not know anything about STALKER for instance. So their posts cant contain more than what few lines of info is emailed to them by the publisher. That is the way publishers are able to dress up their games and build hype, however its also up to the writer and fans to try to remove as much of the advertising from their articles when they can.

            However I will say that there are no sort of “pre-fabricated” articles that come from companies that we post directly. I have received well over 1000 press releases over the years and have never seen anything quite like that. Platform Nation is also a smaller site, so we may simply be excluded from those types of dealings. 

            I do know that bigger companies will send out review materials along with games or previews. Shawn Elliott, former staff member of CGW, has talked about this many times on the CGW/GFW podcast. EA and Activision for example, include “review guides” with certain games that basically put as much spin and hype into the features of the game as they can, and they hope lazy reviewers use that info as a way to write a review. In that way the publisher can control the message of the game – however in the end its up to responsible reviewers and bloggers to avoid that influence whenever possible.

            There are so many other factors that I could go into, but this is probably more depth then you are interested in. 

            I hope you enjoyed this article, I can promise you Turn 10 has not given me any cues on what to write here. Though to be honest, I would welcome press releases and developer contact with them (not saying that I want to become their mouthpiece though). I do a lot to post Forza-related info quickly and try my best to have the highest quality posts about their news. However thats all just out of love for the game.

            Thanks for the comments Posi x Mosh.

          • racingfreak92

            Also I wish I could sue other sites for stealing my writing.  Unfortunately its the internet – so no chance of that. Kotaku has taken multiple stories from my posts here. Not directly of course, they dont just post my words pretending to be theirs. But stories which I know I have broken first have been posted their with no credit given to their source. 

            Other sites have done it as well, but Kotaku is by far the worst offender. Its quite a disappointment to see sites that like full of payed staff cant even bother to source a small hobbyist site that took the time to do the research well and right.