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Halo motorheads will soon have the opportunity to kick the tires of Halo 4's redesigned UNSC Warthog, as Microsoft has announced the Spartan war machine will appear as an Easter egg in Forza Motorsport 4 this October.


Slated to stick it to enemy in 343 Industries' forthcoming Halo sequel, the UNSC Warthog will appear first as an unlockable showcase vehicle in Forza 4's Auto Vista mode. Once found, players will be able to inspect the Warthog inside and out using Kinect controls to manipulate its moving parts, while listening to Halo's Cortana talk about its many redeeming features. Unfortunately, that's about as much interaction with the Warthog players will be afforded, as Microsoft has emphasized it will not be drivable. That's a shame, really, because nothing spices up a race quite like mounted turrets.

This is second time Forza 4's vehicles (or lack thereof) have made the news. Earlier this week, Turn 10 Studios' creative director EA will not be sharing its exclusive Porsche license with the developer, explaining:

"This kills me. While Forza Motorsport 4 will feature RUF, it will not include Porsche cars. As many of you know, since the beginning of the Forza franchise, the Porsche license has been available only through a sub-licensing deal with EA. In Forza 3, we were able to feature more than 35 different Porsche models by offering to collaborate with EA. For Forza 4, we were looking forward to adding even more Porsche cars, and we were especially looking forward to featuring multiple Porsche experiences in our new Auto Vista mode. In the end, however, EA couldn’t see their way towards collaborating again."

You know what would help with those negotiations? Mounted turrets. Just floating it out there.

Aug 26, 2011

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17 comments

  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 26, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    MAKE JEREMY CLARKSON VOICE IT!!
  • D0CCON - August 26, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Not drivable? Aww, I was hoping it would be the only car in the game to be driven exclusively with two thumbsticks.
  • Japanaman - August 26, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    Dreams do come true. Now, we just need the BTTF Delorean, The Days of Thunder NASCAR, the Batman Begins Batmobile, The 60's Batmobile, The Spy Hunter Car, The Bond Aston Martin, The Bond Subcar, The Smokey and the Bandit Car, The Dukes of Hazzard Car, Ghost Rider's Classic Motorcycle, Ghost Rider's Modern Motorcycle, The Lugia Car, The Pikachu Bug, and throw in a Fast and Furious car for good measure and my dream racing game will be complete.
  • sleepyMexican45 - August 26, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    Bungie wouldn't have let this happen...
  • Reaver_Beaver - August 30, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    Just like they wouldn't have let a fighting game use a Spartan character? Let's be honest here, people who are 'disappointed' or 'upset' with 343 letting the Forza guys do this are nursing a serious buzz-kill. This is nothing but fun and a cool add-in to a cool game. Relax and enjoy, I say
  • alex-roy-bristol - June 12, 2012 1:33 p.m.

    Agreed and approved! :D
  • Rowdie - August 26, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    How f'n long does ea have exclusive rights to porsche? And why don't the make a Porsche game? That sucks harder than a crack, uh well that really sucks big time.
  • 435 - August 30, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    They just signed a new deal. Expect the next non-EA game with a Porsche in it to be... 2018.
  • Baron164 - August 26, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    Well it's really cool to see the new Warthog all though I'd much rather be driving it. Still cool none the less.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - August 26, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    The only thing I'm taking away from this is that Halo 4 takes place on what seems to be an alien ship, from an unfathomable distance away, and we're going to be driving warthogs still? Don't get me wrong I love driving them but wtf.
  • Defguru7777 - August 26, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    That had nothing to do with Halo 4's story, it was just a story about the durability of Warthogs.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - August 26, 2011 1 p.m.

    Not drivable? Huge bonerkill
  • Red - August 26, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    If you can't drive it why did they even bother to make it?
  • XSgtShootemupX - August 26, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    Screw the Warthog that's not the important bit. It's the fact that EA have refused them the Porsche sub license. I saw a few RUFs in - game and I thought that's cool, they're having RUFs aswell, finally they'll be seen as a seperate manufacturer, not just the go to when the Porsche license can't be obtained, but then I read this. EA are heading down a slippery slope, they were once the Activision of the industry but redeemed themselves when it appeared they actually started to care about their customers and franchises. But with the recent BS such a pulling games from Steam and now holding the license to themselves so they can shift more copies of flippin' NFS, for shame EA. For Shame. Atleast they've always left Dice to do their own thing. Anyone touches my beloved Battlefield series i'll start cracking skulls. However I read the updated carlist and spotted the E39 M5 was now on there. That clamed me marginally, now all I need is my beloved E34...
  • nadrewod - August 26, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    All I need is a Delorean (circa 1985, previous owners including Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty Mcfly, complete with the full "flux capacitor" package), and a generator that can fit in the car and generate 1.21 gigawatts, and I will be all set. *Wheels start leaving trails of fire, while windshield gets covered in ice*
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - August 26, 2011 12:09 p.m.

    Why would you go to the trouble of putting an awesome vehicle (that has huge fan-service appeal) in a GAME WHERE DRIVING VEHICLES IS THE EXCLUSIVE MODE OF GAMEPLAY and not make it drive-able? Eh, now that Activision unceremoniously murdered Bizarre Creations, Forza is the only racing series that I even give 1/10th of a sh*t about, and I guess this is a cool little extra, so...cool, I guess?
  • MadMan - August 26, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    I was all excited about this, and then I read you can't drive it.... Now i'm disappointed. :(

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