Nacon and KT Racing have revealed WRC 10, their latest instalment in the long-running rally racing game series. Building on the success of WRC 9, the game will be aiming to improve on the successful formula, while also kicking off some early celebrations for the the 50th season of the FIA World Rally Championship.
WRC 10 will be out for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and PC on 2nd September 2021. A Nintendo Switch version will follow at a later date.
While WRC has typically focussed on delivering a modern day rallying experience, the last few years has seen KT Racing introduce more and more classic rally cars into the game. WRC 10 goes further than before and will let players relive moments from the 50 seasons of the Championship, from 1973 through to the modern day – 2021 will be the 49th season, so the release of WRC 10 in September will be heralding the 50th season that starts in January 2022.
In all, WRC 9 will include six historic rallies, including Acropolis, San Remo, Germany and Argentina and feature 20 legendary cars from Alpine, Audi, Lancia, Subaru, Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota and beyond.
That’s in addition to featuring the 52 official teams of the 2021 season, across WRC, WRC2, WRC3 and Junior WRC, and adding four brand-new rallies at Estonia, Croatia, Belgium and Spain.
WRC 9 was a great step forward for the series in terms of physics and simulation, and KT Racing are aiming to further that, focussing on aerodynamic forces, the turbo engine power delivery and braking on difference surfaces. WRC 10 will also have a reworked audio design, and we’re sure that KT Racing will be working to refine their use of the DualSense controller – arguably it’s one of the standout examples of how the PS5 controller can enhance a racing game experience, and you can read our thoughts on it here.
We rather enjoyed WRC 9 on the whole, with Tom having plenty of praise for the game on its PlayStation 4 release. He said:
With driving that is now on par with the competition, WRC 9 will keep sucking rally fans back in for more. Elements around the core rallying action could still do with some added finesse, but when the basic premise is so solid, those issues fade into the background. At last, Kylotonn has delivered on the promise of authentic driving experience, and for a rallying game, I think that is the single most important element.
Source: press release