Returning with a host of new features, the most authentic and realistic mechanics, and redesigned modes, WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship is slated for its next installment later this year. The developers at KT Racing have really put the technical and physical improvements at the forefront of WRC 8 that hopes to immerse driving players like never before. For serious racing fans, it looks like this next title will have intricate details including better graphics, more technical routes, smoother pace notes, 50 teams, and an much more extensive career mode. Some of the game’s late E3 gameplay was finally released; take a look:
While the cars’ steering and general handling has been tweaked, what will affect drivers more in the eight installment will be the weather. The new dynamic weather system brings “random elements to the driving” like rain, hailstorms, and snow to create one more added factor to manage in a race. Players will need to carefully select their tires, team drivers, and how to modify their grips to best plan for the unpredictable. Along with this environmental realism, players will be able to race side by side with 14 rounds of the 2019 calendar that will have over 100 special stages.
The solo career mode was specially designed so that players can drive alongside WRC drivers in their real life schedule. Obviously the races themselves will be important, but what comes before and after is just as vital. Players will be able to recruit and manage staff to make the best team, schedule activity and other management events between rallies, perform research to improve cars, delve into team finances and communication, and create special sub-teams with assigned roles like the weather. Multiplayer will also bring the competition, introducing weekly challenges and esports events that will release with more information as the release approached.
World Rally Championship 8 will release in September of this year on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.