Toyota Supra returns to street racing in Forza Horizon 4

The Toyota Supra — a street-racing icon that returned this July after a 17-year hiatus — comes to Forza Horizon 4 next month in a free title update. The model has been missing from several big-name racing video games since 2017’s Gran Turismo Sport launched.

Turn10’s official Forza Motorsport account yesterday tweeted out the news, saying the 1998 Toyota Supra RZ will be included in Forza Horizon 4’s series 17 update on Dec. 12.

This somewhat resolves a mini-flap over Toyota cars’ absence from anything other than on-track motorsports video games the past couple of years. In August, a Need for Speed Heat fan tweeted at the car maker after noticing the Supra was sitting out its second consecutive Need for Speed game.

Toyota UK’s reply kicked up quite the fuss, saying their cars could be found in “GT Sport, which doesn’t promote illegal street racing.” That tweet was quickly deleted and walked back, with a statement that implied the company had an exclusive license with Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo Sport, and no plans to license its cars in other games at the moment.

Since Gran Turismo Sport launched on PlayStation 4 in 2017, Toyota trucks have appeared in Forza Motorsport 7 and on the launch roster of Forza Horizon 4, but no cars. They’ve been absent from Need for Speed Payback (2017) and Codemasters’ Grid reboot this year. (WRC 8 and NASCAR Heat 4 feature Toyota’s badge and models, of course, as they are official competition vehicles or teams in those series.)

The Supra last showed up in Need for Speed (2015) and in Forza Horizon 3, which likewise had the 1998 Supra RZ and three models of the Celica GT.

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