Looks like Microsoft has just established a partnership with automotive maker, Porsche. This partnership, which will span six-year period, will allow Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios to “collaborate on a suite of co-branded initiatives for Porsche and the Forza franchise.”
We entered this premium partnership with Porsche as a result of their shared passion for sports cars and motorsport. Porsche has a rich history of motorsport which combined with Turn 10’s unrivaled position in digital racing entertainment has formed the basis for a new and exciting form of seamlessly integrated racing entertainment. The partners are working to develop and launch new ways to combine driving experiences, racing schools, and dominant motorsport successes with Forza’s regular cadence of high-quality game experiences, content, and events. Our six-year partnership is starting off strong with ForzaRC, and we can’t wait to show everyone what else we have planned.
In addition, this new partnership starts today and Microsoft is already kicking things off with the Forza Racing Championship 2017 New York Invitational presented by Porsche, on April 15th and 16th, 2017.
This event will be hosted live from New York and will also be streamed on both Beam and Twitch, and will start at 1 PM EST.
For those wondering if this will impact non-Microsoft racing titles, it is an exclusive deal. Meaning that other developers and companies will also be able to use the Porsche license.
Continuing with the Porsche news, there will also be a new Porsche car Pack for Forza Horizon 3. This new car pack will introduce several Porsche cars; 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo, 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4, 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, 1995 Porsche 911 GT2, 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60, and 1955 Porsche 550A Spyder.
The Porsche car pack is now available for Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One and PC, for $6.99.
And finally, there’s Forzathon, which will give owners of Forza Horizon 3 a chance to win several Porsches (in-game);
- Event #1
Basket of Goodies
14th – 17th April
Win the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and more!
- Event #2
Show Us What You’re Working With
21st – 24th April
Take home the Porsche 959 and more!
- Event #3
Horizon Secret Service
28th April – 1st May
Compete and win the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 and more!
- Special One-Day Event
Putting on a show
Win the Porsche 918 Spyder and more!
That’s definitely a lot of Forza and Porsche news if you ask me.