NACON and KT Racing announced today that WRC will return in 2020 once again, as WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship is slated for a September release.
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championsip
Both NACON and KT Racing promise players that WRC 9 will feature new improvements, as well as meet the high expectations of fans of the franchise. “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 by providing even more realism and challenges.
WRC 9 will look to improve on WRC 8‘s career mode, one that NACON and KT Racing claim was “hailed as one of the best Career modes in any racing games.” WRC 9‘s career mode will feature enhanced gameplay mechanics, new opportunities to upgrade your squad, a wider variety of events, as well as a stronger link to what real-world teams are doing throughout the year.
Content and Experience
Three new events (Safari Rally in Kenya, Rally Japan and Rally New Zealand) have been added to WRC 9. Gamers will also be able to use classic cars that have “left their mark on the history of the WRC.”
As far as the experience goes, the developers have promised that they have focused on the realism of car physics (including suspensions, breaking and mass transfer) to “take authenticity to the next level.”
Here’s the trailer to WRC 9:
In addition to the news on WRC 9, NACON and KT Racing also announced that their license with WRC Promoter has been renewed until 2022. In light of that news, the two companies will work together on WRC 10 and WRC 11 in the near future.
WRC 9 will be released on September 3, 2020 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. In addition, NACON and KT Racing also announced that WRC 9 will be available for the Xbox Series X and the Playstation 5. News on when WRC 9 will be available for those two consoles will be made public at a later date.