Porsche ends its agreement with EA and opens the door to other developers

Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed

Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed is the result of the collaboration agreement with Porsche and EA.

for many years, fans of the video game driving have missed in many, many franchises to one of the brands most historic and most emblematic of the automobile sector. It is Porsche. A clear example of what we have in the list of cars for Forza Horizon 3. Nearly 400 cars are available in total in the third installment of the aforementioned series, and none of them is a Porsche.

what is this? In the year 2000, it signed an agreement of collaboration between Porsche and Electronic Arts (EA) through which the German mark became “exclusive partner” so that their vehicles could appear in the video game of cars awarded under the auspices of EA. The great fruit of this agreement was Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (known in Europe as Need for Speed: Porsche 2000).

Located as the fifth installment of the delivery of video games Need for Speed, that title was exclusively focused to the brand Porsche. It was marketed both PC, PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. And unlike the previous installments, was not to be sold in Japan. Among the Porsche models that we could drive in the game we had, among others, the Boxster, 356, 911 or the 959. Some of them were exclusive to the PC version.

Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed

So were the graphics of Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed (known in Spain as Porsche 2000).

well, more than a decade and a half later, this collaboration agreement is about to end. From Porsche highlighted that such a situation was not “desirable,” and that, finally, their vehicles will be available in other video games. Therefore, the brand from Stuttgart has opened its doors to other developers.

it should Be noted that, although in the past some models of Porsche has appeared in franchises like Forza Horizon 2, were only available through an expansion pack and under the badge RUF. Let’s say that the legal situation does not allow Porsche to make the decision alone to include their models in video games we so wished. He was tied hand and foot.

Although it is still too soon to venture on what franchises will land the car of Porsche, has already been commented that will make act of presence in the sequel of Project Cars that is in development and Playground Games has already shown its interest in including some models of the brand in Forza Horizon 3. It has also been speculated with a possible debut in Gran Turismo Sport.