WRC 10 has been a brilliant experience for players everywhere, but Kylotonn is about to raise the bar with WRC Generations.
The announcement of the new game comes with a release date, feature teases, and the promise of bringing a new era of WRC to life.
Here's everything we know so far about WRC Generations!
Latest news - reveal trailer lands
Kylotonn has unveiled WRC Generations with a huge launch trailer.
They lead with the new environment for Rally Sweden, splicing in real-world footage with their digital recreation. Hopefully, it won't be long until Kylotonn treats us with some extended WRC Generations gameplay clips.
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WRC Generations release date
The new WRC game does have an official release date, at least for some platforms.
As usual, it will arrive on Nintendo Switch at a later date. WRC ports often take a while to land so don't expect the Switch release until at least March 2023.
However, the PC version also does not have a release date just yet.
This is odd given that PC versions are usually the first to be finished, with preview builds being created on this platform.
Maybe Kylotonn is cooking up something special?
Rally1 hybrid cars
WRC has seen a dramatic change in 2022, with hybrid powertrains entering the sport for the first time.
The new Rally1 regulations feature a 1.6-litre turbo engine combined with a 100kW electric motor creating over 500 BHP, with maximum power available in three-second bursts.
This makes the Rally1 cars more powerful than their predecessors, while also having simplified aerodynamic packages and transmissions.
Not only will these cars feel different when you put your foot down, but it has also meant a complete overhaul of the sound design for WRC Generations too!
Don't worry though, there are plenty of historic options for you to enjoy.
There are at least 37 legendary cars in WRC Generations. These are likely to include the previous generation of WRC machinery, as well as ones from way back when.
The reveal trailer includes shots of the awesome Peugeot 205 T16 and Tommi Makinen's Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.
WRC Generations will of course include the 13 rallies of the 2022 season, but there is plenty more too.
The new game will include nine other locations, creating a total of 22 different countries and 165 special stages. That is a record for the genre!
We don't expect too much to change from the established Career Mode of the WRC series. However, we do know that the new hybrid powertrains will create a new way of management within the skill tree.
There is also the Teams system, meaning players can join an existing team or create their own from scratch.
The Livery Editor returns. This was a great tool in WRC 10 and gives a huge amount of creative freedom to players. WRC Generations will add the ability to share designs with other players, which will likely see talented painters recreate some truly iconic designs!
A new League mode will allow players to take each other on in the same category in daily and weekly challenges.