Porsche Excluded From Gran Turismo 5

The Gran Turismo series is known as being the most realistic racing sim on the market. Its also known for featuring the largest variety of licensed automobiles from top names such as Corvette and Mercedes-Benz. Gran Turismo 5 is taking those two series staples to the next level by featuring over 950 vehicles that look ever-so-close to their real-life counterparts.

Even with so many vehicles to choose from, there will be one car company excluded from the upcoming title…

…and that company is Porsche.

Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed at a CES interview that Porsche was excluded due to “licensing issues”. While this may bother some, considering that the game boasts that many vehicles with the ability to import even more vehicles from the PSP version of Gran Turismo, is it really that big of a deal? Will you really miss Porsche?