Gaming NewsNews

Did Toyota Pull Out Of Forza And NFS Because Of Modern Video Games?

A lot of gamers are upset after both, EA and Turn10 confirmed, that Toyota’s cars won’t be making it into their upcoming titles, Need For Speed Payback and Forza Motorsport 7. With both studios releasing the lineup of cars that would be available in their upcoming titles, the absence of Toyota is very disturbing to some.

After we reported that Toyota’s cars won’t be coming to Need For Speed Payback, Toyota hasn’t commented on the issue and has been quiet since then. However, with an article submitted back in 2009, it seems like Toyota started feeling like games were unhealthy for the company. With gamers feeling unhappy with Toyota’s absence in the game, many took it to the internet to hunt down for clues what could be the reason for Toyota’s absence. When we first heard about it, we considered it to be a licensing issue with the two gaming franchises. However, clues say otherwise.

In an newspaper from 2009, a Toyota Exec spoke Osaka’s Mainichi Newspaper. At the time, Japanese car sales were going down the slope and Toyota decided to break out on the topic. The Toyota Exec said:

“Home game machines are no good. Playing something that realistic makes the need for cars disappear.”

This is one of the moments Toyota expressed their taste regarding the gaming industry. However, it seems like public stats say otherwise. But then, if we factor in Japan only, it seems like it could be quite viable.

Taking another look as a refresher at what the representative commented on Reddit a few days ago, we could clearly see that they aren’t willing to give a reason for the absence of the cars. The rep said:

We know the subject of Toyota is on a lot of minds over the last few weeks. As many of you here suspect, there will be no Toyota cars in Need for Speed Payback. While we’re as disappointed as you are, we do hope that we’ll once again see Toyota back in Need for Speed in the future.

Now while whatever may have been a reason seems to be digging itself into the ground as both parties haven’t given any hint or clue regarding the absence. To keep us happy, let’s just suppose it was due to a licensing issue. Maybe next time Supra fans.

Need For Speed Payback is set to release on the 10th of November 2017 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

RELATED READS

Samsung Launches The 14nm Exynos 7904 Targeting Indian Audiences The race for Budget smartphones gets more intense as each day passes by. Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and Xiaomi not only push the limits themsel...
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Would Feature A Much Improved Software Experience Around The Punch-hole The punch hole displays or how Samsung likes to call the "Infinity-O" displays have started to emerge at a steady rate. It seems that the adaption of ...
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Leak Suggests Ceramic Body, 1TB Storage & 12GB RAM It seems like Samsung is planning to shape things up even further this year in the design department. New leaks and reports have emerged suggesting th...
Exynos 9820 Powered Samsung Galaxy S10 Geekbench Scores Leak Only a few weeks remain for Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S10 for its 10 year anniversary. Up until now, we've learnt quite a lot about the device from...
Google To Acquire Fossil’s Smartwatch Technology For $40M Smartwatches have shaped up the modern fashion wear for a wide range of audiences. The smartwatch category not only focusses on fashion and productivi...
Motorola Moto G7 Press Renders, Images & Price Sheets Leaked Motorola is about to launch their next device, the Moto G7 for the mid-range market. As fans expect to see the successor to the legendary G5, then the...
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Crushes The Durability Test The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is one of the most polarizing smartphones of 2018. The Mi Mix 3 acted as the brand's best player when it came down to maximizing t...

Usman Abdul Jabbar

19, Tech Enthusiast, Founder/Managing Editor at GeeksULTD and a Competitive Counter Strike Global Offensive player with aims of learning about web servers, web designing and computer hardware. Believes console exclusives are incredible and is still a strong follower of the PC Master Race. To contact me, follow me, or even constructively criticize me, contact me however you feel is right!
Close
Close