Codemasters secures WRC license

The makers of the DiRT Rally and official F1 series,  Codemasters, have secured license rights to the WRC rally series starting from 2023.

WRC and Codemasters have agreed upon a five-year deal that stretches from 2023 until 2027 where the latter promise annual titles for the WRC series.

Codemasters are perhaps most notoriously known for their progress with the official F1 titles over the past decade but the developers are no strangers to the rally scene.

Codies have been on the rally scene since 1998 with the inaugural Colin McRae Rally game before the emergence of the DiRT Rally series of which the fifth edition is expected later this year.

The deal means Codemasters now hold official licenses for Formula 1, FIA’s World Rallycross Championship and the World Rally Championship.

With the first Codemasters WRC title to break cover in 2023, the title will almost certainly be available on the next generation of consoles. Until then, Kylotonn are to continue development of their WRC series with  WRC 9 due to land in early September.