Jimmy Broadbent takes a look at the WRC9 title that is set to release in September 2020 and will contain iconic rallies in Kenya, New Zealand and Japan from the 2020 WRC calendar.
The official game of the FIA World Rally Championship “brings added realism for gamers and will thrust the WRC into the forefront of new technology. It is the first rally game to be announced for the new-generation Xbox Series X and PlayStation5 platforms.”
WRC Promoter, which owns the commercial rights to the FIA World Rally Championship, has also confirmed WRC 10 and WRC 11 after extending its licensing agreement with game publisher Nacon and development studio KT Racing until 2022.
WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla said the new game would establish WRC at the cutting edge of gaming expertise, “The introduction of new-generation gaming consoles is a wonderfully exciting step and we’re delighted WRC 9 will be the first rally game to become available to gamers on such platforms.”
“WRC 9 now also features the tough gravel special stages at Kenya’s iconic Safari Rally, beautiful flowing roads on New Zealand’s North Island and challenging asphalt tests from Japan,” added Ciesla.