WRC 8 coming to Switch later this year
The list of quality racing games coming to the Switch this year is hitting overdrive. Bigben and Kloytonn have announced that the Nintendo Switch is amongst the systems that will be getting WRC 8—the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) 2019 official video game—in September 2019.
Based on customer feedback, Kylotonn has taken a two-year period to improve all aspects of the game: better graphics, more technical routes, smoother pace notes, and a more comprehensive career mode. Players can expect modified steering requirements and more realistic vehicle physics, as well as a new dynamic weather system that increases realism by adding random elements to the driving experience. “More than mere visual effects, climatic conditions become crucial, especially in the management of your career.”
In addition to these updates, those familiar with the FIA-organized rallying series will be pleased to know that…
In WRC 8, players will be able to choose their driver from the official teams of the 2019 season marked by the return of Sébastien Ogier (6 times World Champion) from Citroën Racing, accompanied by Esapekka Lappi, while Toyota will try to defend its 2018 manufacturers’ title with Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke and Ott Tänak. 2019 is also marked by the return of the nine-time World Champion and WRC legend, Sébastien Loeb, driving this year for Hyundai Motorsport in support of Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo. M-Sport Ford, will rely on Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninento draw attention again.
Those not familiar with the WRC (although we can’t imagine there are racing fans who aren’t) will just need to know that the racing game will offer a selection of WRC 2 and Junior WRC drivers as well as a few historic models yet to be announced. WRC 8 will feature more than 100 special stages taking place in 14 countries. Racers will be able to upgrade their car to new levels of detail and develop your team in an in-depth and intense career mode.
WRC 8 will be available for Nintendo Switch in September 2019.