With just a few days before release, Bigben and KT Racing are pleased to share the latest glimpse behind the scenes of WRC 8, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship. Through two Dev Diaries, KT Racing’s Art Director, Amaury Beyris, and Physics Designer, Jérémy Lolieux, shed some light on the game’s level design and physics.
WRC 8 | Replicating Reality – Level Design Dev Diary:
WRC 8 | Replicating Reality – Physics Dev Diary:
In the second video, Jérémy Lolieux talks us through some of the major physics improvements in WRC 8 compared with the previous edition. After collaborating with Citroën Racing engineers and rally drivers, the developers were able to redesign and refine the physics engine for most aspects of the car: transmission, differentials, turbo, grip, suspensions and tire behavior, etc. By working all these elements into the game and creating more predictable driving behavior, players can enjoy an ultra-realistic experience and more intuitive control of the car.
This is the most complete and authentic official WRC simulation ever made. New off-road physics for all surfaces, a completely redesigned Career Mode, extreme and dynamic weather conditions, 52 teams, 14 countries, over 100 special stages, weekly challenges and an eSports mode… Experience the most intense WRC yet!
WRC 8 will release the 5th of September 2019 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC and in November on Nintendo Switch™.