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NACON and KT Racing are pleased to announce a free update to WRC 10, the official FIA World Rally Championship video game, for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam PC. Available today on all platforms, this update brings new content and a new game mode.
After a very successful launch that confirmed its status as the benchmark for rally games, WRC 10 continues to improve.
A new asphalt challenge with the Ypres Rally.
This free update adds the highly anticipated Renties Ypres Rally Belgium, won this year by local driver Thierry Neuville. Added to the calendar in early 2021, players will have the opportunity to experience these new asphalt country roads. Narrow and winding, they are lined with ditches and posts and punctuated by numerous junctions. The roadsides often bring dust and mud to the tarmac and make conditions slippery with drivers not hesitating to cut corners. In WRC 10, the Ypres rally consists of 7 stages plus a shakedown.
More and more historical events.
Three new historic events make their appearance, featuring famous driver and co-driver duos in their original cars: the 1980 Rally Portugal with Walter Röhrl and Christian Geistdörfer in their Fiat 131 Abarth, the 1981 Rally Finland with Ari Vatanen and David Richards in their Ford Escort MkII 1800 and finally, the 2017 Rally Portugal with Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia in their Ford Fiesta WRC.
In addition, 6 historical rallies are already present in the base game, including Acropolis, San Remo, Germany, and Argentina. All this is in addition to the already rich content available since the launch of WRC 10: more than 20 mythical cars, legendary drivers such as Carlos Sainz, Sébastien Loeb, Colin McRae, and Tommi Mäkinen.
And last, the Co-driver mode is improved with the arrival of a complete lexicon that makes the experience more accessible to players and promotes even more immersion. Noted using a QTE system, the co-driver fully participates in the victory by announcing the pace notes correctly but also by staying in the rhythm! An online experience as fun as exciting!
Discover the gameplay video of the WRC 10 anniversary mode :
Another free update will be available in November, which will also bring a lot of content for rally fans!
NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 14 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise on the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market and enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages.
Created in 2006, Kylotonn is one of the most important French video game development studios, also known under the KT Racing label. Specialized in motorsports and official developer of the WRC FIA World Rally Championship series and Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the company is internationally recognized for its know-how and for the passion of its teams. With more than 110 employees as of today in Paris and Lyon, Kylotonn has developed more than 25 titles distributed by major publishers. Kylotonn has forged itself a strong technological expertise thanks to the real-time 3D engine KT Engine that the company owns. At the forefront of the video game industry, this technology is also used within R&D partnerships on autonomous vehicle projects in the automotive industry. Since 2018, NACON, one of Europe’s leading video game publishers, holds a 100% stake in the company. Kylotonn is a member of the French National Developers Federation (Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo) and Capital Games. The company is supported by BPI, IFCIC, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.
About WRC Promoter GmbH
WRC Promoter GmbH is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, including TV production and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The Promoter also has the responsibility to increase the field of participants and to propose the venues that form the FIA WRC calendar. The World Rally Championship is the FIA’s premium rally series. WRC showcases authentic motorsport, high-performance cars, and the world’s best drivers competing in dramatic surroundings ranging from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the blistering heat of Italy in mid-summer. Established in its current format in 1973, WRC participants battle for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world titles at 12 rallies spanning four continents.Sponsor this Article!