Turn 10 Studios has announced that Toyota is making its eagerly awaited comeback to the Forza franchise with the Series 17 Update for Forza Horizon 4.
As revealed on the Playground Games livestream from Leamington Spa, and later discussed on Forza Monthly, the developer confirmed that it has signed a new agreement with the acclaimed Japanese automaker that will see their vehicles featured in Forza games “for years to come.”
The first vehicle from Toyota to arrive into Forza Horizon 4 will be the beloved 1998 Toyota Supra RZ, which will be available to unlock in the shared open-world racing game from December 12th.
Additional vehicles from Toyota, Lexus and Scion will arrive into Forza Horizon 4 shortly thereafter.
Toyota production vehicles had previously been featured in every Forza installment up to Forza Motorsport 7, in which only race cars from the Japanese manufacturer were included. Toyota were completely missing from Forza Horizon 4 at launch, as well as other racing games such as The Crew 2, GRID and the recently released Need for Speed Heat.
Official reasoning on Toyota’s absence from these racing games has yet to be revealed, but strangely, they did remain present in Gran Turismo Sport and Project CARS 2.
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