Milestone deliver on their promise to support WRC3 post-release, with the announcement of the first additional track DLC.
Not long after WRC3 on Vita was treated to some new tracks (well, I say new - these were extra tracks already included in the console games after all), two new stages, named as Kajiado and Marigat, based on the exotic East African Safari rally will be available to purchase on XBLA from today for 320 MS points and PSN from tomorrow for €3.99. No word on a PC release yet, however.
As the gameplay video shows, the new sunset setting makes for a refreshing change, hinting that we may well see different times of day applied to future WRC games, and the tropical stage shown looks exceedingly enjoyable to tear around, with a turbulent mix of high speed sections, tricky technical turns and frequent terrain changes. We like.
It's just a shame, though, that we won't be able to drive some of the retro rally cars that participated in the actual Safari African Rally during its heydey. Both stages are restricted to the WRC Experience portion of WRC3, meaning that cars found in Road to Glory such as the Peugeot 504, which won the East African Safari Championship in 1975, are inaccessable. Milestone missed a trick there - it's like not being able to drive the classic Mini in Monte Carlo. Perhaps a patch is in order to finally unlock every car in WRC Experience?
Nevertheless, it's encouraging to see WRC3 continue to its expand since its release in October. Admittedly it was offered in WRC 2 as DLC as well, but WRC3's version benefits from all the visual improvements in Spike Engine. If this serves as the precedent of what's to come, then the future is looking very bright indeed for WRC3.
Yes the weather does look stunning, such a shame Sony are not willing to give us access at this stage.Would be great to get some footage and hands-on the the revised handling model.
Got to agree, the weather is something else.
IMO the dynamic weather clips look stunning. You forget about the 30FPS limit in place when watching them.
Obviously can't speak for the effects it has on handling, but despite the delays Driveclub is shaping up to be a belter for us PS4 owners.
I agree, I wasn't enjoying the look or feel to the game as much after this current update. More of a sideways step in terms of progress, lets see how it evolved in future builds.
Sure, I think its fair to say the series is living off a combination of its heitage and huge development budget in terms of current content. In terms of professional racing, from a marketing standpoint you have the GT Academy but that really could be run on many games and simulations.