After the release of VRally 4, Kylotonn Racing and Bigben Interactive have begun to refocus all their efforts on their new racing title.
There’s a ton of details being shown off in this new trailer, so that’s cool. Players will be able to burn rubber through a huge array of tracks with dozens of different vehicles that belong to different classes. There’s a bit of tease of some of this content in terms of what cars and tracks are included. And if you were wondering, WRC 8 will feature over 100 spread across 14 different countries.
Another aspect of the game, the story mode, will take players on a whirlwind journey around the globe where you build up your racing team and compete against a massive field of drivers and teams. Drivers like Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke, Ott Tänak, Sébastien Loeb, Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen, Dani Sordo, Elfyn Evans, and Teemu Suninento all feature in the game. The player will have to compete and win a series of races across multiple classes, all while upgrading their cars with various upgrades. You can also change the look of your vehicles to your liking.
Other aspects of the game are also getting some much-needed attention. The driving model is being updated in such a way that there’s a much tighter focus on realism. This is primarily being accomplished by improving the weather system during races, and making sure it has a more pronounced impact on various aspects of driving. Tires, grip and other aspects of handling can and will all change depending on the weather in WRC 8.
Some of you might be wondering what it took so long, two years in fact, for a new WRC title to drop. Well, Bigben Interactive has an explanation for that. In their own words, “Thanks to the community’s feedback and the pointers from the eSports WRC Championship, Kylotonn has taken advantage of this period to improve all aspects of the game: better graphics, more technical routes, smoother pace notes and a more comprehensive career mode.”
WRC 8 is currently poised to launch for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this September. Check out the trailer for the game down below.