With Codemasters picking up the WRC license, we knew a new rally game was on the way from the developer at some point. Now it’s been revealed. EA Sports WRC is touted as the first truly next-generation rally game, and it’s making its way to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC in just a couple of months.
EA Sports WRC has been built with Unreal Engine, and because of that it promises to deliver longer, more detailed stages than ever before. Alongside that, physics from the brilliant DiRT Rally series have been implemented. You can be certain that EA Sports WRC will offer an authentic rally experience, then, and thanks to the Dynamic Handling System, which allows players to make adjustments to suit their preferences, it should hopefully be accessible to all skill levels.
18 official FIA World Rally Championship locations will be included, presenting players with over 600km of stages that encompass snow, gravel and asphalt. A wide variety of vehicles are set to feature, too. 68 iconic rally cars selected from the last 60 years of the sport have been recreated, as well as 10 current cars from WRC, WRC2 and Junior WRC.
What’s perhaps most exciting about EA Sports WRC is that it will let players put together their very own car. The new Builder feature will ask players to select a shell, chassis and more, before putting their creation through its paces. After making some tweaks, you might then be in a position to race for glory, with the fact that you’re doing it in your own car making it that bit sweeter.
Watch the official reveal trailer below:
With other improvements stated, such as intricately recreated audio for each car and better pace notes, we’re quite looking forward to getting our hands on EA’s first entry into the new WRC series. It’s even set to feature a new mode, Moments, that allows players to relive pivotal events as they occur during the 2023 season, as well as some classic events.
EA Sports WRC will launch on 3rd November. As is quickly becoming the norm, however, early access to the game is also available. You don’t need to buy a fancy deluxe edition this time around, though; anyone who preorders EA Sports WRC will get three-days early access as well as five VIP passes. These VIP passes will provide access to post launch content, including liveries and apparel.