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WRC officially announced

WRC officially announced

Black Bean has now made if official that Milestone is currently working on WRC. We are only shown one image for now but the press release is full of promises we certainly hope will be kept when the game is released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC next Fall.


Press release:


London, 3rd February 2010 – Leading videogames publisher, Black Bean Games, announced today the first features of the official WRC videogame at the official WRC Season Launch in Paris. WRC is scheduled for release around the world in Autumn 2010 on PlayStation®3, Xbox360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PC formats. It is currently under development at Milestone, Black Bean’s Milan-based in-house production studio, which has specialised in the motorsports simulation genre since 1996.

The main goal of the game is to bring the action of the World Rally Championship to the living rooms of both rallying and gaming fans. As a first step toward this goal, Black Bean is proud to deliver an overview of the main game features:

• The World of WRC. The official locations, the official cars, the official drivers and co-drivers. Everything is designed to give the player the sensation of taking part in the real championship as they race against their heroes.
• Huge career mode creates ultimate satisfaction when the player wins the championship after a long and challenging road to the top!
• Unique offline and online game modes
• 13 different locations around the world
• Realistic physics model
• Advanced car tuning that allows players to find the best settings for every single stage
• Breathtaking graphics for drivers, co-drivers, cars, tracks and environments
• Visually stunning car damage effects
• Full 3D cockpit and dashboards
• Much more to come…

This is just the beginning. Fans will soon be able to discover the full range of features. This new, exciting game promises to deliver all this and more, offering the most realistic virtual rallying experience ever.

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Commented on 2010-02-03 15:47:56
Considering how average both SBK and V8 Superstars were, my expectations are low. Shame the WRC didn't land in more competent hands. Still hoping another rally game from the developers behind Ruchard Burns will arrive someday.
Commented on 2010-02-03 16:03:06
I have not played their other games like SBK or V8 but I will probably get WRC 2010 :D Hope they make a decent game. Although GT5 will also have WRC championship. I guess this is 2010 official WRC game.
Commented on 2010-02-03 17:23:46
excellent. Couldnt take to Dirt 2 because it was too americanised... with drivers wanting to give one another high fives, and group hugs, as they raced along.

I'm hoping this will be more pure. Hopefully taking advantage of weather and track conditions.

But yeah, V8 Superstars isn't great...
Commented on 2010-02-03 17:44:46
Yeah, those damn Americans ;). Seriously though, I hate that whole "cool guy" x-games shit too. I think the games would have more credibility if they stayed true to form. That being said, I don't follow rally(even though I do enjoy watching from time to time), so I don't know if it's an accurate portrayal of how it is developing style-wise. I DO know that I want another RallySport Challange( favorite racer ever)...
Commented on 2010-02-03 18:01:01
the screen is a bullshot and it still doesnt look that good :| graphics wise it wont beat Dirt2 for sure but lets see about gameplay
Commented on 2010-02-03 18:37:50
well... Gran Turimo 5 has the WRC license, so.. well, if they manage to make it as awesome as Richard Burns Rally then I'll buy it, but actually I think there is little hope for that
Commented on 2010-02-03 18:39:54 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Yeah, those damn Americans ;). Seriously though, I hate that whole "cool guy" x-games shit too. I think the games would have more credibility if they stayed true to form. That being said, I don't follow rally(even though I do enjoy watching from time to time), so I don't know if it's an accurate portrayal of how it is developing style-wise. I DO know that I want another RallySport Challange( favorite racer ever)...
WRC is not turning into X-games. WRC drivers sometimes go over to participate in X-games events, but Codemaster's switched direction with Dirt because it sold too poorly in the US. I think it's a huge shame, because I can stand the physics engine in Dirt enough to play it. But there's very little rallying left in the series and I hate the style of Dirt 2. Codemaster's should break the series into X-Games and WRC imo, satisfy everyone.
Commented on 2010-02-03 19:12:42
The older Rally games were kinda stale, too. I'd be interested if they could capture the atmosphere of a real event. I don't want everything X-gamed( I don't think Americanized is really an accurate statement). I find it far more interesting to see accurate, cultural portrayal. I may be in the minority though, I'm not sure...
Commented on 2010-02-03 19:24:22
i'll no doubt check it out since i like my rally games. it's a shame evolution studio's arnt still at the helm, since i loved the past games, but i guess this will suffice.

at least it isnt all "extreme" and americanised like DiRT.
Commented on 2010-02-03 20:15:41 In reply to Lafiel
best thing about Dirt 2 was the splashing obscuring your view as you raced. I really want to see more stuff like that in a Rally game this gen
Commented on 2010-02-03 21:14:22 In reply to abcgamer
Posted by abcgamer
I have not played their other games like SBK or V8 but I will probably get WRC 2010 :D Hope they make a decent game. Although GT5 will also have WRC championship. I guess this is 2010 official WRC game.
Seriously, anyone expecting the WRC in GT5 to be something remarkable is being completely unrealistic, or does not have an idea of what a proper rally game should be like.

I have high hopes for this game, but I'd be very dumb to expect the game to meet the expectations. I just wish we had a decent--true--rally game this generation. DICE would be THE developer to go to for a game like this, but oh well.
Commented on 2010-02-03 21:15:07 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
best thing about Dirt 2 was the splashing obscuring your view as you raced. I really want to see more stuff like that in a Rally game this gen
lol, true.
Commented on 2010-02-03 21:29:01 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Best thing about Dirt2 was when I didn't buy the game. Great memories!
Commented on 2010-02-03 21:51:40 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
best thing about Dirt 2 was the splashing obscuring your view as you raced. I really want to see more stuff like that in a Rally game this gen
you mean like colin mcrae did throughout the whole of the previous generation?

Dirt one took a step back as far as all that was concerned, hence why some people thought it was a new visual feature in DiRT2. seriousloy tho, the old mcrae games had rain, and a variety of track types. DiRT doesnt have either. it has splashed windscreens and dust/gravel. you dont realise how much i hate what codemasters did to the series tbh.

this is the best we've got atm tho, no-one else seems to be interested in creating a pure rally title. so whether this new WRC is any good or not, it isnt like we have any other choice, other then what is in GT5. at least WRC will have the propper tracks and licences tho. something even mcrae didnt have.
Commented on 2010-02-03 23:07:42
Evolution studios shuda carried on with WRC and Motorstorm series! As ES did great justice to WRC back in the ps2 days! :)
Commented on 2010-02-03 23:29:05
I'd kill for another Rally game on the level of either the old McRae games or even something like Rallisport challenge 2 (one of the best arcade racers I've ever played).

It's a shame rally genre doesn't get more attention.
Commented on 2010-02-03 23:34:54 In reply to Nietzsche
Posted by Nietzsche
I'd kill for another Rally game on the level of either the old McRae games or even something like Rallisport challenge 2 (one of the best arcade racers I've ever played).

It's a shame rally genre doesn't get more attention.
sadly it's becasue it doesnt sell well in the US. and seeing as the US is a huge market, developers opt against it. it's a shame, but it's the way it is. codemasters found a workaround, but sadly it was a shit one (DiRT)
Commented on 2010-02-03 23:42:14
Seriously, PD have shown nothing of the rally part of GT5, and they've only shown a few tracks from the full game.

If the latest build is anything to go by, the rally part will be special.

You won't need another racer.
Commented on 2010-02-04 00:16:24 In reply to Frozpot
Indeed, Rallisport Challenge 2 is pretty much the best rally game I've played. The old Colin Mcrae series was just too clinical for my liking; RS2 was just so much more fun! Let's wait and see how they do on this. You never know...
Commented on 2010-02-04 08:45:34
Is there a reason to buy this if GT includes the WRC?
Commented on 2010-02-04 09:02:57 In reply to plmko
Is there a reason to buy Uncharted2 if Mass Effect2 inludes 3rd person cover and shoot combat?
Posted by plmko
But Uncharted 2's mechanics are much smoother and more polished, it's far more geared towards the combat mechanics than Mass Effect 2 ,thus it allows for a higher overal quality. So yes, there is a reason to buy Uncharted2.
Oh, ok thanks for cleering that up for me.
Commented on 2010-02-04 11:07:32 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
Is there a reason to buy Uncharted2 if Mass Effect2 inludes 3rd person cover and shoot combat?


Oh, ok thanks for cleering that up for me.
What.The.Hell?

Please say this is a mistake (I never thought I'd see the day when Un-fucking-Charted 2 get's brought up in a RALLY thread???!!!!)

I'm sorry, I've actually been put off even thinking about entertaining this game, purely by how many times it gets shoved into an argument).
Commented on 2010-02-04 11:10:33
^lol
Commented on 2010-02-04 14:53:36
Sebastien Loeb's WRC Challenge ? Dude is godly.
Commented on 2010-02-04 15:25:59
Yes if you like to drive with Kimi Raikkonen, Hirvonen or Loeb this is the game to get. GT5 I think will do great job but it may not have 2010 championship mode ? This is the official game.

PS: SBK and V8 superstars haven't got great ratings but I hope this will be their best game.
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