The new WRC 5 game has been released today, and features all rallies and teams from the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship season. 65 special stages from 13 rounds are available along with more than 50 drivers from WRC, WRC 2 and Junior WRC.
Stages in the game include El Condor from Rally Argentina; Finland’s Ouninpohja; and Wales Rally GB stage Hafren. In total more than 350km of routes are available.
Teams represented with their 2015 liveries include Volkswagen Motorsport, Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, Hyundai Motorsport and M-Sport World Rally Team, whilst drivers such as Sebastien Ogier, Kris Meeke and Elfyn Evans are just a handful of those available to players.
Adding to the standard career and quick stage modes is “Rally School”, in which players can learn the basic skills of competitive rally driving. More advanced features include car set-up and fine tuning.
WRC 5 is the first video game to feature a global eSports championship, where players can participate in tournaments simultaneously alongside every round of the 2016 WRC season. This begins in January’s Rallye Monte-Carlo.
“It’s an all-action game which takes in classic rallies and legendary special stages on all types of surface – the same features which attracted drivers such as Sebastien Ogier to WRC,” said Managing Director of WRC Promoter, Oliver Ciesla.
“Our strategy for WRC is to make it available to fans whenever, wherever and however they want. WRC 5 is another example of this, and one which will take a further step forward next year with the excitement and drama of the eSports WRC Championship.”
Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and PC, it was released today (October 9) in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux. The worldwide release date is a week later, on October 16.