Nacon announce WRC9 (and 10 & 11!)

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by Badger Nimahson

NACON and its development studio KT Racing have announced that WRC 9, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship will be available from September 3rd, 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from the Epic Games Store, and at a later date on Nintendo Switch.

NACON also confirmed that WRC 9 is also being developed for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, with more details about release timing and features to be unveiled in the coming months.

Not satisfied with two pieces of news Nacon went for the hat-trick by revealing that they are continuing their licensing agreement with WRC Promoter until 2022 for the development and publishing of WRC 10 and WRC 11.

As well of the release date for WRC9 we also have details on new features to look forward to.

An enhanced and more challenging Career mode

Career mode in any WRC 8 was a hit with rally fans. It returns in WRC 9 with enhanced gameplay mechanics, new opportunities to upgrade your team, a wider variety of events and a stronger link to what the real-world championship teams are doing throughout the year.

Even more content

WRC9 again includes extensive content with three new events added to the calendar – the return of Kenya’s iconic Safari Rally, Rally Japan and its challenging narrow asphalt roads, and the beautiful scenery of Rally New Zealand – as well as two other rallies with completely redesigned environments. Fans will also be able to take the wheel of new classic cars that have left their mark on the history of the WRC.

An even more realistic game experience

To improve and refine certain vehicle behaviours, the developers have again focused on the realism of car physics – including suspensions, braking and mass transfer – to take authenticity to the next level. This attention to detail faithfully reproduces the vehicles’ responsiveness on all surfaces and in all conditions found in the real championship. A special focus on sound also provides deeper immersion.

In WRC 9, players are thrust into the heart of the new FIA World Rally Championship season with all content in the yearly calendar and much more:

  • 3 new rallies: Japan, New Zealand, Kenya
  • Over 50 official teams and their livery from the WRC, WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC
  • Over 15 bonus cars that have left their mark on the history of the WRC

WRC9 will be available from September 3rd, 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from the Epic Games Store, and at a later date on Nintendo Switch.

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