The official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship has been announced by EA Sports, called EA Sports WRC. The game will have exciting features, including 200 rally stages across 17 real-world WRC locations. It is set to launch on November 3 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. If you pre-order the game, you can access it up to three days in advance.
The new rally game will feature 18 official WRC locations, including the Central Europe Rally, available through a post-launch update. As mentioned, EA Sports WRC will have over 200 rally stages, covering more than 600 km of dirt, snow and asphalt. The game will also include 10 current WRC, WRC2, and Junior WRC vehicles and 68 historic rally cars from the sport’s 60-year history.
Made on the Unreal Engine, the title holds some of the biggest rally stages in Codemasters’ history, with the longest routes spanning over 30km – roughly twice as long as those seen in previous titles. One of the new features of EA Sports WRC is the Builder mode, which will allow players to design and build their dream rally car.
Players can customise their car’s appearance, performance, and handling and test it on different surfaces and conditions. Another new feature is the Moments mode, which will let players relive recent events, highlights from the real-world WRC, and nostalgic throwbacks from the past.
Over 70 cars will be available to the players at launch. Aside from this, the game incorporates a Dynamic Handling System that gives players an authentic driving experience across all forms of terrain. Using the handling system from DiRT Rally 2.0 as a base, improvements have been made to tarmac handling, force feedback, aerodynamic simulations, drivetrain inertia, progressive braking and much more.
EA says that players will be tasked with charging the battery by braking hard into a corner and choosing when to deploy that extra power for more speed by getting back on the throttle. Creating a balance between the metrics will be the key to winning the races.