Forza Motorsport 7 Won't Include Any Toyota Road Cars
No Supra for you.
Turn 10 released a list of 77 Japanese cars last week that'll be included in this fall's Forza Motorsport 7. That list was suspiciously and notably free of any Toyota products—save for a Hilux AT38 Arctic Truck. In our original report, we thought that this was merely a case of "But that's not all," and that the Toyotas present in Forza 7 would be revealed at a later date—that turned out to be a case of wishful thinking.
In a blog post by Turn 10 Community Manager Brian Ekberg, he confirmed that the only Toyotas available in the upcoming Xbox racer will be of the racing variety. No Supras. No Celicas. No 86s. No MR2s—no fun.
...many of you noticed that Toyota was not included in the list. As you know, Forza Motorsport 7 will feature more than 700 cars at launch and our team is constantly working to license the vehicles that fans want to play. Unfortunately it isn’t always possible to align the interests of fans and the interests of our manufacturing partners. As a result, production Toyota vehicles are not represented in Forza 7. We’re as disappointed as you are about this news and, while we hope to bring Toyota production vehicles back to Forza games in the future, it is worth noting that a small number of Toyota race cars will be included in the game.
Whether or not Lexus will be dropped as well is unclear at this time. Considering the brand wasn't on last week's list either, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
A major manufacturer mysteriously bowing out of a Forza game is not unprecedented, as Volkswagen was conspicuously missing from last year's Forza Horizon 3 for reasons that have still yet to and will likely never be publicized. Thankfully, VW is literally back in the game this time around.
While 'Yota's absence from Microsoft's marquee racing game this year is a shame, our sorrows will be drowned in the plethora of Ferraris, Lambos, and Porsches this game has on offer. I guess you can't have everything.