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Since WRC 5, we have been big supporters of Kylotonn's work on the franchise, but after seeing the rather poor port of V-Rally 4 on Switch, we were concerned with how WRC 8 would look on Nintendo's console. No miracle to be found, the game may be perfectly smooth (at least from what we've seen), but it looks absolutely ugly. When seeing how great and crisp GRID Autosport is on Switch, we can only regret not being able to enjoy such visual quality here. Moreover, with no analog triggers available, driving becomes a lot more tedious than on PC, PS4 or Xbox One. It's still possible to have a good time, but for that you'll need to accept quite a number of problems. If you can play this 8th episode on another platform, you should do it, but if you only own a Nintendo Switch, then just be aware that your eyes will most likely suffer a bit...

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Most people are now looking forward to playing Gears 5, but we're back with WRC 8 on PC, an excellent episode by Kylotonn which confirms the potential of the series of a credible contender for DiRT Rally/ The game's handling may seem easier to tackle at first, but WRC requires a lot of concentration and patience to master. We have a few more videos to share but we'll start with a Mexican Stage behind the virtual wheel of the iconic Lancia Stratos. Believe us when we say we fought hard to keep it on the track. More to come later with Finland and Monte Carlo.
Update: The 2 videos we promised you are now up.
Update 2: Added a side by side video comparing the 2 chase cams.

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After our coverage of the Xbox One X version of WRC 8, we can finally show you what the final game looks like on PC in shiny 4K and 60 fps. To start, we only have the replay of a Turkish stage but we'll be back with more in the days to come. Enjoy!

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After a short break last year, the WRC series is back with WRC 8, which features dynamic weather and a revamped career mode. We were sent the game on Xbox One X a few days ago and had time to prepare a few videos. Most of what you'll see was played with a gamepad but we also have one video showing us battling with our CSL Elite wheel by Fanatec and believe us when we say it's particularly tiring.

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One of the biggest visual defects of the WRC series since the developers of Kylotonn took over was that the replays were not credible compared to real life. The developers clearly took this at heart as WRC 8 finally has some very natural looking cameras placed along the tracks, as seen in this video showing part of the replays of three of them.

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Just like every year in Cologne, we stopped by at BigBen's business booth to try WRC 8 on PC and didn't come back empty handed. We have a few videos to share but only one PC to encode them, so you'll have to be patient. Since it was our very first try at this stage and we hadn't truly found the best way to set up the wheel, don't expect to see perfect driving here. We'll do better with the review copy!

Update: Added a second gameplay video.

Trailer PC PS4 Xbox One Switch

Two years after its predecessor, the official game of the World Rally Championship is coming back. Kylotonn's WRC 8 will launch in September 2019 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch. Get a first glimpse with the trailer inside.

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