Kylotonn and Bigben Interactive released a new trailer for WRC 7 today that showcases the the game’s new Epic Stages and the Citroën C3 World Rally Car.
For those that aren’t aware, WRC 7 was announced back in May, and is the newest entry in the WRC series. Some recent changes in the real World Rally Championship rules, couple with improved aerodynamics and handling, have made the game more aggressive than ever before. Players will also have the ability to play as some WRC drivers from the 2017 season in the game, such as Sébastien Ogier, Kris Meeke, and Jari-Matti Latvala.
The Citroën C3 is one of the many official WRC cars that the developers are focusing on in order to make WRC 7 more dynamic and aggressive than previous games in the series. In real life, drivers Kris Meeke, Andreas Mikkelsen, Stéphane Lefebvre, Craig Breen, and Khalid Al Qassimi all drive the Citroën C3 WRC, so it is an important vehicle to focus on.
The developers also revealed that WRC 7 will introduce a new kind of special stage called Epic Stages. All of the game’s thirteen rallies will have Epic Stages that are longer and more realistic in order to test the player’s endurance. The Epic Stage featured in the trailer is Rally Guanajuato Mexico’s El Chocolate; this stage has tons of varied conditions for players to race through, including straights cutting through Mexican villages, curvy roads up the side of a mountain, and rocky roads nestled on the edges of cliffs.
Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn, had the following to say about all of the game’s Epic Stages:
“The idea of WRC 7’s Epic Stages is really to response to fans of rallying and WRC who for several years have been asking us for tracks that are longer and closer to a real rally experience. These special stages, which are longer than 20 km and last for more than 15 minutes of gameplay, are certain to test the players’ endurance. It’s also interesting to find all these different conditions in one single, solitary special stage.”
You can check out the new gameplay trailer below. WRC 7 is releasing this fall on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.