Built in Unreal Engine, the game will be available on PC and current-gen platforms only. It’ll feature 18 official FIA World Rally Championship locations. There are also “10 current WRC, WRC2, and Junior WRC vehicles and 68 of the most iconic rally cars spanning 60 years of the sport.”
As far as in-game features, EA Sports WRC will support cross-platform multiplayer with up to 32 players. There will also be a new “Builder” feature that allows players to create the rally car of their dreams.
Behind the wheel, EA Sports WRC includes a new “advanced Dynamic Handling System” that allows players to personalize handling to make the game more accessible as they improve their skills.
“Taking feedback from drivers, including former FIA Junior WRC title contender and 2023 FIA European Rally Championship ERC3 champion, and game designer Jon Armstrong, players can choose a professional driver set-up mirroring the experience drivers encounter every race week,” EA Sports says.
“EA SPORTS WRC is the purest form of motorsport where every stage is a fight against the clock, the terrain, and yourself,” said Ross Gowing, Senior Creative Director at Codemasters, in a press release. “This is the rally game we’ve always wanted to make, combining our studio’s deep knowledge and expertise with the power of the official WRC license representing the pinnacle of rally motorsport. The game’s new engine has enabled us to push rally to the edge of what’s deemed possible, and the additional features, including Builder and Moments, give players even more ways to interact with the sport they love.”
EA Sports WRC will be available for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.