The official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, WRC8 has been released on PC, Xbox One and PS4. The Nintendo Switch version is due for release around November. Developed by Kylotonn, WRC8 puts the players in the seat of a legendary rally car, and with a stronger focus on realism, takes rally car driving to a whole new level.
WRC8 has been given completely new car and surface physics, as well as dynamic weather conditions for each country. All of these need to be taken into account by the driver if they are to grab that podium finish.
52 world rally teams are included as well as 100 special stages over 14 different countries, and a massive array of legendary rally cars from the World Rally Championships history.
Six legendary rally cars that made WRC history as being part of a Manufacturer’s World Rally Championship winning campaign:
- Alpine A110 1973 Champions
- Lancia Stratos 1974/1975/1976 Champions
- Ford Escort MkII RS1800 1979 Champions
- Lancia 037 1983 Champions
- Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evolution 1988/1989/1990/1991/1992 Champions
- VW Polo R WRC 2013/2014/2015/2016 Champions
Three iconic rally cars that are great examples of the rich variety of cars that are driven in the WRC:
- Lancia Fulvia HF 1972 International Makes’ Champions (precursor of WRC)
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT (997) Iconic Rally GT car
- Proton Iriz R5 First drive of the WRC 2’s newest homologated rally car
The Lancia Fulvia HF, Lancia Stratos, VW Polo WRC 2016 and Proton Iriz R5 will be available in-game from 5 September. The Lancia 037 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT (997) are available as a preorder bonus. The Alpine A110 1973, Ford Escort MKll 1800 and Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione are available as Day One DLC or via the Legendary Cars Pack.
The career mode has also been completely rebuilt. It puts you in the shoes of a rally driver and manager, who apart from coming first on the podium, but also plan your calendar, manage your crew, and recruit new members.
There’s also a whole raft of online features on Epic Games as well, such as allowing players to see and compete against the ghost of any player on the leaderboard. Around min-October, you’ll be able to face your friends in real-time directly on stage. WRC 8 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One and in November on Nintendo Switch.