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.
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.