Three years after receiving the license and after several months of rumors, publisher Electronic Arts and developers from Codemasters presented EA Sports WRC – a rally simulator based on the official FIA championship.
EA Sports WRC (or simply WRC) is billed as Electronic Arts’ “biggest rally simulator” in history and the next generation of rally games. The development is led by the creators of the DiRT Rally series.
The new game features 18 locations from the FIA World Rally Championship, over 600 km of asphalt, gravel and snow, 10 current WRC, WRC2 and Junior WRC cars, as well as 68 famous rally cars.
The authors are preparing advanced dynamic controls (the team consulted with real racers) that will provide “the most realistic off-road driving experience,” authentic sound and simplified commands for beginners.
As predicted a year ago by insider Tom Henderson, EA Sports WRC will have a rally car designer mode: you will be able to choose the chassis, body, mechanical parts, interior, exterior and customize the livery.
Among other things, they promise DiRT Rally physics and graphics on the Unreal Engine (the version is not specified), multiplayer for 32 people, cross-play, full support for the Russian language (text, voice acting) and a number of PC-exclusive features:
support for controllers, steering wheels and pedals; detailed graphics settings; NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR support; support for VR helmets (will appear after release); support for ultra-wide monitors.
EA Sports WRC is being created for PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, EA App), PS5, Xbox Series X and S. The release is scheduled for November 3, but those who pre-order ($50, option not available in Russia) will be able to start playing on October 31.
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