WRC 9 – Gamescom Developer Interview Vid

Posted on 01 Sep 2020

KT Racing and Nacon have released a new developer interview of KT Racing’s Creative Director Alain Jarniou talking about many of WRC9‘s improvements over previous incarnations of the rally sim. WRC9 is releasing on 3 September 2020 for PC via Epic. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow on 8 September 2020.

Official Press Release

The new features of WRC 9 unveiled at Gamescom!

WRC 9 | Creative Director Interview (Gamescom 2020)

Lesquin, France, August 31, 2020 – For Gamescom, NACON and KT Racing are pleased to provide a complete overview of the new features included in WRC 9, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship. A few days before release, Alain Jarniou, Creative Director at KT Racing, discusses the game’s improvements in a new video.

Watch the interview of Alain Jarniou:

The 2020 WRC season has had a number of changes due to the pandemic. Several rallies were cancelled, including three iconic countries that are featured in the game for the first time. This is a chance for fans to console themselves and try out three new circuits.

The legendary Rally Kenya with its exotic landscapes alternating between wide-open savannah and small villages with very narrow roads

New Zealand, a very technical gravel rally with multiple bends in quick succession

Japan, a rally on asphalt based in Nagoya with narrow mountain roads

The simulation aspect has been updated again this year with multiple redesigned elements, including the dynamics, AI, vehicle behavior and driving sensations. All players can also fine-tune their cars before taking them for a test drive in different conditions on the free-roam zone’s roads.

A major new feature this year is the Clubs mode, which allows players to create their own championship and make it available for their friends or the whole community. They can select the vehicle category, championship conditions and up to eight special stages in their choice of country – a mode eagerly awaited by the community!

WRC 9 will have a longer lifespan thanks to several free updates after the game’s release. The new content to be added includes the Co-driver mode, where two players can play together as a team online and enjoy the real rally experience. For an even more complete game, a photo mode will also be added, as well as new cars, teams and special stages in the Portugal and Finland rallies.

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WRC 9 will be available in North America for PC from the Epic Games Store on September 3 and on September 8, 2020 for the Xbox One and PS4™ . Release timing for Xbox Series X, PS5™ and Nintendo Switch™ will be announced at a later date.

With WRC 9, the passionate developers of the French studio KT Racing have pulled out all the stops to once again meet the high expectations of rally fans looking for tougher challenges and heightened realism. With an enhanced career mode and many technical improvements, players are thrust into the heart of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship season with many great highlights.

3 new rallies: Japan, New Zealand, Kenya

Over 50 official teams and their livery from the WRC, WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC

Over 15 bonus cars that have left their mark on the history of the WRC

Exclusive new game modes soon to be discovered

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