Friday | 09 Oct 2015

WRC 5 video game launched

WRC 5, the official video game of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship, goes on sale today (9 October).

The game allows players to drive 65 different special stages, five each from all 13 WRC rounds. They include classics such as El Condor from Rally Argentina, Ouninpohja from Neste Oil Rally Finland and Hafren from Wales Rally GB, with more than 350km of stages available.

Gamers can select from 20 World Rally Car drivers, including star names such as Sébastien Ogier, Kris Meeke, Thierry Neuville, Elfyn Evans and Robert Kubica.

Volkswagen Motorsport, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, Hyundai Motorsport and M-Sport World Rally Team are all represented with their World Rally Cars in 2015 livery.

There are also 21 WRC 2 drivers available to choose from, including championship frontrunners Nasser Al-Attiyah and Esapekka Lappi, and 10 from the FIA Junior WRC, headed by newly-crowned champion Quentin Gilbert.

WRC 5 contains 65 different special stages

Players can select from seven primary game modes including:

• Rally school – learn the basics of competitive driving;
• Career – climb the sport’s ladder from Junior WRC to the headline World Rally Car category
• Quick stage – choose a car, stage, weather and time of day and floor the accelerator!

WRC 5 will be the first video game to feature its own global eSports championship, allowing players to compete in multi-player tournaments simultaneously with every round of the 2016 WRC season.

The eSports WRC Championship will begin at January’s opening round of the year, Rallye Monte-Carlo, and more details will be announced soon.

The game hits the shelves in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Benelux countries today (9 October), with worldwide availability elsewhere on 16 October. It is available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PC.

It is published by Bigben Interactive and developed by French company Kylotonn Games.

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