Redbull recently had an opportunity to sit down with WRC 9 game director, Alain Jarniou, as they discussed the new tracks, features and changes in the game. He also reveals a few small details on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game.
Below are a some bullets from the interview, but you can read the full article here.
- The team listens to the help of pro-gamers and actual rally drivers to tweak and validate the handling according to their feedback
- Sounds have been reworked from scratch
- 4 new historical cars have been added to the game, for a total of 15
- The new co-driver mode is coming after launch, allowing you to enact a real race with a friend sat next to you, whose job is to give you the racing info in order to create a truly authentic experience
- On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the team can manage physics at a greater frequency, increase frame rate, add higher resolutions (aiming for 60fps at 4K), better graphics and faster load times
- The new controllers offer new vibrations and haptic feedback to add to the driving experience, as it can transmit car behavior, surface, suspension and braking
WRC 9 is scheduled to release on September 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC from the Epic Games Store, then on PlayStation 5, Xbox One Series X and Nintendo Switch at a later date.
If you missed our recent hands-on preview of WRC 9, you can read it here.