WRC 6, the official video game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship, is released today (7 October).
The latest version of the highly successful game is the only one which faithfully reproduces every aspect of the WRC as well as presenting current World Rally Car liveries. Volkswagen Motorsport, Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team, Hyundai Motorsport and M-Sport World Rally Team are represented in 2016 colours.
Gamers can select from more than 400km of new and reworked roads covering almost 70 of the WRC’s legendary special stages.
They include classic locations such as the fan favourite Colin’s Crest from the Vargåsen stage at Rally Sweden, the stunning lunar landscapes of El Condor from YPF Rally Argentina, and the mighty roller-coaster jumps of Ouninpohja from Neste Rally Finland.
Players can choose to don the race boots of more than 50 drivers, headlined by the leading World Rally Car pilots, such as triple world champion Sébastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville and Kris Meeke.
A wide selection of competitors from the championship’s WRC 2 support category, including series leader Elfyn Evans and Esapekka Lappi, are available, along with FIA Junior WRC drivers, headed by newly-crowned champion Simone Tempestini.
New for 2016 is 11 of the WRC’s Super Special Stages, held in city streets or stadiums, which are reproduced on a 1:1 scale. As in real-life, they include sequences of spectacular corners and frequently feature two cars competing side-by-side.
Publisher Bigben Interactive and development studio Kylotonn Racing Games has made significant improvements to increase the realism for players, including longer stages on narrower and bumpier roads.
WRC 6 was conceived specifically for the latest generation game consoles and PCs, which has allowed the makers to enhance the graphics, audio and car behaviour. Another upgrade sure to be popular is the introduction of a split-screen mode, allowing two players to share the same screen while playing simultaneously.
WRC 6 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam (Amazon)