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Dear kunos, be sure to save some money for this!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat Room' started by Patcha, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Skybird

    Skybird Alien

    I have no idea on the numbers involved in such licensing deals, but I have a hard time that from the car makers' POV it is much money involved. What is a big bite off their budget for a game studio, might be not even peanuts for a famous car brand. If so, obviously different considerations than money play a role, from a car maker's POV. Advertising effect for the label, popularity of the license-taker, spread of the brand's name through this license- taker.
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  2. Berry

    Berry Alien

    There's no better game to advertise Porsche to potential buyers than AC, it's the only sim that captures real handling characteristics and accurate car physics.
  3. Ben Lee

    Ben Lee Alien

    Whilst I agree, money talks. I can totally see EA getting the deal again.

    Also, I would love to know exactly what went on with SimBin and GTR2 with the Porsche and Ferrari cars. They appeared initially, then vanished in the later Steam version.
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  4. nonnex

    nonnex Alien

    I'm with some foreposters that in the time back (2k?) it has maybe looked as a cool deal.

    What the decsision makers had totally underestimated is the dynamic and speed of the gaming market in contrast to the vehicle market where they are used to be and an exclusive contract of "15 years"! is totally braindead in this context and was maybe (we dont know) a potential loss of opportunities and money over time.

    How ever, I suppose that even porsche has some smart ppl. and they have learned a lesson or two. - I hope-.

    We will see in '16. We have only rumors and only one small non official statement today.

    PS: Oh man, if I just imagine. Beautiful, official, handcrafted porsches old and new legends in AC.
    The "Boxer" sound, carshape, performance, nordschleife, curving... ohh... ahh.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2015
  5. Ferdi

    Ferdi Hardcore Simmer

    If this is true, which is the biggest question obviously, it's good news for the (sim)racing community as a whole.

    I doubt that Porsche would want to renew an exclusive contract with EA, regardless of the numbers EA puts on the cheque. The gaming world has changed a lot and especially the racing genre has seen a large expansion in both players and games available.
    With the exclusive license at EA and the way they've been handling this license, I can't imagine Porsche is too happy about the deal in modern times, given they could reach a MUCH larger audience and therefor potential buyers.

    Let's not forget they're probably fed up with the hatemail they get about the license as well :p
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  6. nonnex

    nonnex Alien

    Oh yeah, they've can't be ignored too.
    But I think what must have been a greater pain was to reject all offers for a licence in the last 15 years and redirect the interested parties to EA lol. Hui, that must have been hurting.
  7. kofotsjanne

    kofotsjanne Alien

    What if we get something like they did with Lambo, "Assetto Corsa welcomes Porsche" with a great lineup of cars. One can dream, right?

    The only losers if this becomes truth would be Ruf. :)
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  8. kosh

    kosh Racer

    Oh yeah, im really looking forward to the panamera and Cayenne

  9. Ace Pumpkin

    Ace Pumpkin Alien

    Group vomiting...
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  10. plaid

    plaid Alien

    Best the ones tuned by Mansory. Pure style.
  11. Berry

    Berry Alien

    I'd actually like a high-powered barge/loft-car like the Panamera Turbo S, but I think I'd rather prefer the Audi S8, a little variety never hurt anybody. :D
  12. Patcha

    Patcha Hardcore Simmer

    I'm looking forward for Porsche's racing prototypes, for the most.
  13. Ferdi

    Ferdi Hardcore Simmer

    918 Spyder and Turbo S would be my favorites. Not only because I really like the look and performance figures of both cars, but they have 4-wheel steering, which isn't simulated properly in any game so far.
  14. Quffy

    Quffy Alien

    I think we'd need 2 dreampacks just with Porsche :eek::cool:
    Dookie, Mogster, SpriGgy and 2 others like this.
  15. Ferdi

    Ferdi Hardcore Simmer

    The "wet dream pack"?
    Dookie, Mogster, D1visor and 6 others like this.
  16. Tim Meuris

    Tim Meuris Simracer

    really hope porsche doesn't continue with EA
    that studio has done nothing meaningfull with that brand
    on the contrary...
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  17. Blame

    Blame Alien

    Well, 15 years ago you could say that Porsche looked at it as a "not a big deal", mainly because racing games probably weren't that popular back then and Porsche probably felt it was better off with the money from that exclusive deal rather than just selling individual licenses once every year.
  18. Tim Meuris

    Tim Meuris Simracer

    well I really hope they see what kind of promo 'being in a racesim' can mean
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  19. kofotsjanne

    kofotsjanne Alien

    I really dont think anyone bought themselves a Porsche because of GTR2 for example :oops:
  20. Tim Meuris

    Tim Meuris Simracer

    status means more for me than just buying cars
    your brand coming to life in a game, being seen is important as well
    people talk about it
    ok, it has gone that far that people started talking bout Porsche due to it being absent in AC
    but still, you see my point?
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