Leading up to the return of the Dirt franchise next month with Codemaster’s Dirt Rally 2.0, French developer Kylotonn has thrown their hat back into the rally racing arena with the announcement of WRC 8.
In a statement from publisher BigBen Interactive, the latest entry into the World Rally Championship game franchise will become available in September of this year. The new game comes more than a year after the previous title WRC 7, released back in September 2017 and which received positive reviews. Bigben also uploaded a trailer onto YouTube, which you can watch here:
The trailer boasts stunning footage of a modified Ford Fiesta racing down snowy hillsides and rain-soaked forests, demonstrating the high-octane nature of the sport.
In it’s statement, Bigben describes how the lessons learnt from WRC 7 has resulted in all the primary aspects of the game receiving tuneups. “Better graphics, more technical routes, smoother pace notes and a more comprehensive career mode,” the statement read. “WRC 8 will go above and beyond WRC 7, especially in the steering requirements and the realistic physics of the vehicles.”
The game will feature over a hundred maps in 14 countries, while boasting a dynamic weather system which will require players to optimize and adapt their vehicles to before setting off. Drivers from previous WRC titles will be available to play, as well as official teams from the 2019 WRC season. This includes Sebasten Ogier from Citroen Racing, Jari-Matti Latvala and Ott Tanack from Toyota, and Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninento with M-Sport Ford (one of whom I suspect is behind the wheel of the Fiesta in the trailer).
WRC 8 is slated for a September release date, and will be available to play on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Last Updated: January 25, 2019