iOpener Signs WRC Deal

iOpener has just confirmed to have signed a deal with the World Rally Championship, most likely concerning the upcoming official WRC title.

Published by Milan-based Black Bean Games and developed by Milestone, the new title has already been announced to have a heavy emphasis on letting the players race against the real WRC drivers, making iOpener and their impressive technology a likely choice for co-operation. Following involvement with several sports car racing teams and the FIA GT series, this partnership could be the breakthrough for iOpener’s technology to reach a world-wide gaming audience.

The upcoming World Rally Championship title is planned to be released this September for the PC and all major gaming consoles. More info on the iOpener partnership is expected to come up next week.

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  • reneon

    I cant wait for this game, imagine real wrc tracks in a rally sim i believe official wrc game will be a rally sim…

  • fpol

    Actually – this is what really interests me for iOpener. It might at least attempt to finally bring a current face to RBR (RBR2010 is doing a great job, so no slight to that). Still not sure how the circuit based stuff will really go over – but this seems perfect for the WRC if they can model the different surfaces well – find a way to include co-driver, and can handle weather, which are not exactly small challenges!

  • magicalgin

    But didn’t Polyphony have the WRC license for GT5?

  • orubasarot

    Hard to imagine how one would do a WRC stage, I guess a really advanced, dynamic platform for terrain with smooth, incremental changes in conditions. Certainly not something you can make in Bob’s Track Builder.

  • gpfan

    I have to wait and see with my eyes to believe….. Iopener could be perfect for rally platforms since you dont have traffic, now i hope the Black Bean Games dev. team do they work concerning accurate car/track physics and good FFB. The most important stuff here is accurate physics!!

    20+ Klms stages it will be so sweet :eek: !!!! i can imagine but i hope it comes true!!!

    Paris-Dakar it´s another good idea to, can someone do a good sim for this title??!! :happyevil: :happyevil:

  • fernur

    PHYSICS PHYSICS PHYSICS PHYSICS PHYSICS OH PHYSICS

    Black Bean have to get the physics as good as RBR or better for it to make any impact… Really looking forward to this game… I hope it do not disappoint,,,

  • Gaiajohan

    fernur: PHYSICS PHYSICS PHYSICS PHYSICS PHYSICSOH PHYSICS
    Black Bean have to get the physics as good as RBR or better for it to make any impact… Really looking forward to this game… I hope it do not disappoint,,,

    Erm 99% of the gamers don’t care about realism. These drivers just want to measure how fast they’re compared to real drivers whether the physics are correct or not. Imo RBR is getting old. Last month I jumped to Dirt2. Maybe not a full sim, but it’s rewarding and fun.

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