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News WRC 8 coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC in September

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Game: WRC 8

Platform: PC, PS4, Switch, XBox One

Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Release Date: September 2019

It’s the news we’ve been waiting some time for; WRC 8 will release in September 2019 across the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Switch after one year’s absence.

WRC 8 will boast 50 teams, 14 rallies (countries) and more than 100 special stages from the 2019 season making it the biggest off-road racing game ever in terms of content.

The extra year development time has certainly been put to good use by developer Kylotonn if today’s reveal trailer (below) is anything to go by, just look at that surface detail.

The officially licensed rally series will be coming back with a clear focus on authenticity. The title will feature new off-road physics across its range of different surface types as well as a new dynamic weather system which is more than just visual. We can expect rain, hail, and snow to have a real impact on the racing resulting in a more authentic experience.

Much like DiRT Rally 2.0, WRC 8’s road surfaces will undergo changing levels of grip as the rally progresses making tyre choice key.

The career mode will also get a much needed revamp. Players will need to manage their schedule and activities between rallies, dabble in “research and development” to improve their cars, as well as recruit and manage staff members across several sectors including mechanical, engineering, medical, finance, and more.

Finally, WRC 8’s multiplayer component will see the return of weekly challenges and, of course, the eSports WRC competition.

Let us know what you make of the trailer and of the first details on WRC 8 in the comments.

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WRC7 was the first game in the series I bought and I was impressed with the complexity and difficulty of the stages, as well as the number of locations compared to Dirt Rally or Dirt 4. I think the physics felt a bit odd – in part because of the aero on the cars, which is different to any other car I’ve driven in a rally game – but there were times, especially after big jumps, where it felt a bit difficult to understand where the weight transfer in the car was and what the suspension was doing. Maybe my… Read more »

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Raido Vanatalo

I think there is a long way for wrc game series to reach the level wich dirt rally achieved couple years ago. On the video you notice two things 1. Great level visual elwments 2. Horrible physics. You can see that it is a game for kids. Adults who want go have some authengic experience with rally cars has nothing to do with this game. I have bought wrc5, wrc6 and wrc7 …. but probably wont buy wrc8 – pecause arcade rally games is a part of my childhood. For simulation i will purchase dirt rally 2.0 (i have dirt… Read more »