It’s the end of an era for the WRC game series. Announced in May, WRC Generations will be Kylotonn’s last WRC game after seven years. From next year, WRC games will be developed by Codemasters and published by EA. From what we’ve seen so far, the series is going out with a bang.
WRC Generations gameplay
While no raw gameplay footage has been shown yet, the WRC Generations announcement trailer showed what we can expect.
In the first footage of Kylotonn’s final WRC game, we get a glimpse of the new snow-filled special stage based in Umea, the new location of Rally Sweden in the 2022 WRC Calendar.
With 22 different countries and 165 Special Stages, WRC Generations is billed as “the most complete rally game" yet.
Also debuting in WRC Generations are the new hybrid Rally1 cars, which debuted in the real-life 2022 WRC. New regulations combine a 1.6-litre turbo engine combined with a 100kW electric motor.
Combined, this setup produces over 500 hp, making the hybrid Rally1 cars much more powerful than their predecessors, combined with simplified aerodynamics. Sadly, the new hybrid Rally1 cars were not shown in the trailer.
We did, however, get a first look at WRC Generations’ expanded historic car roster. The next WRC game will feature 37 classic cars, including the Peugeot 205 T16 and Tommi Makinen's Mitsubishi Lancer Evo shown in the announcement trailer.
We expect to see more WRC Generations gameplay footage at the 2022 Nacon Connect show, which will likely start in early July.
We expect the PC version will launch by the end of this year, but the Switch game will likely arrive a few months later in early 2023.