WRC To Crown Virtual Rally Champion In New Sim
Back in June, I published first news about a new World Rally Championship simulation that is planned to be released in 2011.
As reported back then, a key-feature of the new WRC sim will be iOpener’s Realtime-Racing technology, allowing virtual racers to go head to the head with WRC stars like Sebastien Loeb & Mikko Hirvonen.
Players will not just be able to start the same stages the same time the real drivers do, the virtual champion is also planned to be receiving the same honors as the real-life WRC according to ISC chairman Neil Duncanson as revealed in an interview for the WRC website.:
“When I explained this plan to [FIA president] Max Mosley, he was very taken with the idea. And he has offered me the opportunity, when we get this up and running, to award a trophy to the winner of the on-line World Rally Championship at the same time that we are handing out the actual silverware to the world champions at the FIA’s awards evening in Monte Carlo.”
The new WRC simulation is planned to be released in 2011 as a multi-platform title for both gaming consoles and PC. Other than iOpener’s involvement in this project, no development studio has been revealed for the new title yet.