Black Bean and Milestone will be bringing the World Rally Championship to the PC, the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 on October 8th.
Below is a detailed rundown of all content included in the title. Also included are the answers to your questions, featuring info on the upcoming demo and more.
Ford Focus 09 WRC
Ford Focus 08 WRC
Subaru WRC 07
Punto Abarth S2000
Ford Fiesta S2000
Skoda Fabia S2000
Peugeot 207 S2000
Subaru Impreza N4
Mitsubishi Lancer X
Mitsubishi Lancer IX
Suzuki Swift S1600
Citroen C2 S1600
Renault Clio R3
Honda Civic R3
Ford Fiesta R2
Citroen C2 R2
Suzuki Swift R2
Rally of Turkey
Rally New Zealand
Rally de Portugal
Rallye de France
Rally de Espana
Wales Rally GB
Over 550 kilometers of stages from these rallies are included, split up in 78 special stages on various surfaces such as gravel, snow and tarmac.
Furthermore, we have been trying hard, with kind support by the guys over at Speedmaniacs, to get answers for all your questions that were collected a few days ago. Due to the limited time a the presentation, only a handful of questions could be answered, you can find the answers below.
Included is info on the upcoming demo version, the weather system, modding and more. You might have to click “Read More” to see the answers.
Will there be a demo of the title?
Yes, Milestone plans to have a demo version for both the PC and consoles ready by mid-September, allowing sim racers to try the title before it’s released.
The official website is speaking about “entering a regional championship”. What does this mean?
Regional championships are part of the career mode as players start of with their own team in regional rallies before progressing to clinch a ride in a WRC team.
Will there be unlockable game content such as classic cars or rallies?
There will be unlockable liveries and sponsor decals.
What sort of weather effects are available – is there a proper multi-stage weather system, with puddles, surfaces turning into mud, tarmac becoming slippery, snow; or does each stage have a set weather or weathers that are switched between?
The title does not feature a dynamic wheather system, the weather at each rally is pre-set based on the actual event.
How accurate is each stage in comparison with the real stages it is based upon (Width, twistiness, obstacles, etc.)?
Milesonte did visit several rallies and took over ten thousands reference photographs, leading to stages that visually reflect the real WRC stages. No full-length WRC stages are included.
Will we be able to turn off the driver hands and wheel animations in cockpit view?
The preview version did not include such an option.
Will the track side objects like fences and barriers be movable or damageable?
Some of the lighter fencing is movable, concrete walls or massive iron-fencing wasn’t movable or damageable in the preview version.
Will the game be modding-friendly? Will there be a track editor?
Due to the licensed content, no track editor is included and modding isn’t supported.
Can you provide some details on the title’s multiplayer mode?
The title includes a Hot Seat mode for four players.