Bigben Interactive and Kylotonn Games are back after a two-year absence with their next WRC title, WRC 8, which is set to go above and beyond the last game.
WRC 8 will once again be the FIA World Rally Championship 2019 official video game and hopes to improve on some of the shortcomings in WRC 7. Following feedback from their last game, Kylotonn has taken advantage of the additional year to improve almost every aspect of the game.
What can we expect from WRC 8? Better graphics, more technical routes, smoother pace notes, and a deep career mode. It’ll also have improved steering requirements as well as vehicle physics.
The game is also expected to see drivers and teams from the 2019 season including Sébastien Ogier from Citroën Racing and Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke and Ott Tänak from Toyota. Sébastien Loeb will also be returning, driving for Hyundai Motorsport. Finally, Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninento will be there for M-Sport Ford.
WRC 8 will also offer some WRC 2 and Junior WRC drivers entering the fray, as well as some historic models that’ll be revealed in the coming months.
Another new addition comes in the form of a dynamic weather system which will add more random elements to the driving experience and increase realism. This will see players potentially starting off on a dry day, only for it to become overcast and pour with rain dramatically changing the grip and visibility for drivers. Because of this, players will be required to make note of the forecast and plan their set up accordingly with car adjustments, tire selection, and team support.
Check out the announcement trailer for WRC 8 below.
WRC 8 is set to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in September 2019.