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Game: WRC 8

Platform: PC, PS4, Switch, XBox One

Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Release Date: 05/09/2019 (Switch version in October)

In a recent live stream, Project Manager Sebastien Waxin revealed some of the historic cars that will feature in WRC 8 which is set for release across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Switch in early September 2019.

Waxin confirmed the Lancia Fulvia, Lancia Delta Integrale, Ford Escort Mk II, and the Alpine A110 will be included in the forthcoming officially licensed rally title. Additionally, he confirmed that WRC 8 will also contain “some Group B cars” although no specifics have been disclosed at this time.

Developer Kylotonn is clearly keeping their cards close to their chest right now and that’s probably not surprising given the fact we are still six months away from release. More cars will be revealed at a later date according to Waxin, what these are, however, remain a complete mystery.

Classic cars will certainly add a different flavour to the title that has strictly stuck to modern day WRC cars for several years now. It will be interesting to see how the development team interweave the classic content into the career mode for instance.

WRC 8 will contain an impressive tally of 50 teams, 14 rallies (countries) and more than 100 special stages from the 2019 season making it the biggest off-road racing game ever. The rally title will feature new off-road physics across its range of different surface types as well as a new dynamic weather system which includes rain, hail, and snow.

Kylotonn has been working extensively on a career mode revamp: players will manage their schedule and activities between rallies, utilise research and development to improve car performance, and recruit and manage staff members covering several key areas.

We’ll have more on WRC 8 shortly, for now why not let us know your thoughts on what you’ve seen so far.

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If they can put all that content to use properly through better physics and sound while letting players bind the peripheral hardware how they like, Codie’s are in trouble.New pace notes finally.Lately it’s being all sizzle and no steak in the rally sim world.

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Paul Kelly

Game sure looks nice. Cool features, including weather and historic cars. But the big question remains, as always, will Kylotonn create a more realistic driving model?