Kylotonn and Bigben Interactive announced WRC 7 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One; it is expected to release this autumn.
This newest entry in the WRC series, which has sold over 1 million copies in the past two years, adds new cars that are more powerful and aggressive than ever before due to some recent changes in the real World Rally Championship rules. The title will also feature improved aerodynamics and handling. Players will also have the ability to play as some WRC drivers from the 2017 season, like Sébastien Ogier, Kris Meeke, and Jari-Matti Latvala.
While a Nintendo Switch version of the game was not announced, Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn, told Red Bull in an interview that the developers could consider bringing the game to Nintendo’s successful new console, though they would have to get around some technical hurdles:
Just like Nintendo used to do, with the Switch they’ve provided us with a new way of playing, and it’s very interesting. We are looking into this new platform to see how it can fit for our games in general. Everything is possible and WRC 7 might come out on the Switch if we find good matches with the game experience.
Technically, the device is quite different to other platforms. It’s exciting to see what’s behind it and what kind of possibilities it provides. We are expecting good surprises! In terms of usage, it’s also something quite new; gameplay will surely need some adaptation, but that is a good opportunity to rethink the driving experience.
Driving a rally car while on the bus can be fun, for sure!
In that interview Alain also confirmed that the game will support PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio, but also said that there are currently no plans for VR support. You can watch the announcement trailer, titled “The Beauty and the Beast” below. WRC 7 will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One this fall.