WRC 8: General Discussion (Release: september 2019)

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WRC 8 - Kylotonn Games / BigBen Interactive

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In september 2019 the new WRC title will come on to the market and it will be bigger and better than all the WRC titles we had so far this generation. This thread will be used to gather and discuss all the news and rumors surrounding the new title.

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Rallies:
  • 14 Rounds WRC 2019
  • 100+ special stages
RALLYE MONTE CARLO (41,65km)
  • SS Agnières-en-Dévoluy* (7,53km)
  • SS Agnières-en-Dévoluy Reverse* (7,48km)
  • SS Luceram* (5,99km)
  • SS Luceram Reverse* (6,07km)
  • SS Col de Braus* (7,28km)
  • SS Col de Braus Reverse* (7,30km)
  • ES La Bollène-Vesuby* (21,06km)
  • ES La Bollène-Vesuby Reverse* (21,02km)

RALLY SWEDEN (32.71km)
  • SS Torsby (5,67km)
  • SS Torsby Reverse**** (5,68km)
  • SS Vargäsen (8,77km)
  • SS Vargäsen Reverse**** (8,79km)
  • ES Knon (14,10km) (ES)
  • ES Knon Reverse (14,14km) (ES)
  • SSS Karlstad (3,80km) (SSS)

RALLY MÉXICO (39.03km)
  • SS Media Luna (4,01km)
  • SS Media Luna Reverse (3,98km)
  • SS Ibarilla (8,27km)
  • SS Ibarilla Reverse (8,31km)
  • ES El Chocolate*** (18,35km) [6,07 unique km]
  • ES El Chocolate Reverse*** (18,38km) [6,09 unique km]
  • SSS Autódromo de León (2,30km)

CORSICA LINEA TOUR DE CORSE (40,78km)
  • SS Pietrosella (7,77km)
  • SS Pietrosella Reverse (7,73km)
  • SS Novella (5,04km)
  • SS Novella Reverse (5,03km)
  • SS La Porta (7,60km)
  • SS La Porta Reverse (7,61km)
  • ES Antisanti (14,13km)
  • ES Antisanti Reverse (14,07km)

XION RALLY ARGENTINA (33,86km)
  • SS El Cóndor* (7,14km)
  • SS El Cóndor Reverse* (7,11km)
  • SS Cuchilla Nevada* (6,88km)
  • SS Cuchilla Nevada Reverse* (6,69km)
  • ES Cantera* (14,74km)
  • ES Cantera Reverse* (14,71km)
  • SSS Parque Temático (6,04km)

COPEC RALLY CHILE (41.47km)
  • SS Lircay* (6,38km)
  • SS Lircay Reverse* (6,40km)
  • SS San Nicolás* (6,28km)
  • SS San Nicolás Reverse* (6,29km)
  • SS Espigado* (8,10km)
  • SS Espigado Reverse* (8.02km)
  • ES El Puma* (21,01km)
  • ES El Puma Reverse* (21,01km)

VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL (24,96km)
  • SS Fafe** (5,39km)
  • SS Fafe Reverse**** (5,41km)
  • SS Viana do Castelo (5,40km)
  • SS Viana do Castelo Reverse (5,42km)
  • ES Amarante (10,93km)
  • ES Amarante Reverse (10,93km)
  • SSS Lousada (3,34km)

RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA (28.55km)
  • SS Baranta (5,18km)
  • SS Baranta Reverse (5,26km)
  • SS Lerno (4,13km)
  • SS Lerno Reverse**** (4,15km)
  • ES Monti di Ala*** (13,21km) [3,90 unique km]
  • ES Monti di Ala Reverse*** (13,22km) [3,81unique km]
  • SSS Ittiri Arena (2,12km)

NESTE RALLY FINLAND (37,75km)
  • SS Ouninpohja (10,30km)
  • SS Ouninpohja Reverse**** (10,35km)
  • SS Horkka (7,41 km)
  • SS Horkka Reverse**** (7,42km)
  • ES Päijälá (17,47km)
  • ES Päijälá Reverse (17,51km)
  • SSS Harju (2,27km)

ADAC RALLY DEUTSCHLAND (32,36km)
  • SS Moselland* (7,87km)
  • SS Moselland Reverse* (7,88km)
  • SS Freisen* (6,88km)
  • SS Freisen Reverse* (6,86km)
  • ES Mittelmosel* (15,61km)
  • ES Mittelmosel Reverse* (15,63km)
  • SSS Arena Panzerplatte (2,87km)

RALLY TURKEY (28,51km)
  • SS Datça* (6,68km)
  • SS Datça Reverse* (6,60km)
  • SS Çiçekli* (6,63km)
  • SS Çiçekli Reverse* (6,60km)
  • ES Yeşibelde* (14,65km)
  • ES Yeşibelde Reverse* (14,61km)
  • SSS Marmaris* (2,00km)

WALES RALLY GB (33,99km)
  • SS Hafren (6,01km)
  • SS Hafren Reverse (6,07km)
  • SS Great Orme (4,58km)
  • SS Great Orme Reverse**** (4,52km)
  • SS Brenig* (6,40km)
  • SS Brenig Reverse* (6,41km)
  • ES Dyfi (17,50km)
  • ES Dyfi Reverse (17,43km)

RallyRACC CATALUÑA - COSTA DAURADA (33.99km)
  • SS Bot** (5,72km)
  • SS Bot Reverse** (5,62km)
  • SS La Figuera (9,73km)
  • SS La Figuera Reverse (9,72km)
  • ES El Montmell (14,20km)
  • ES El Montmell Reverse (14,35km)
  • SSS Barcelona (3,20 km)

KENNARDS HIRE RALLY AUSTRALIA (28.54km)
  • SS Baker's Creek (5,59km)
  • SS Baker's Creek Reverse**** (5,56km)
  • SS Nambucca** (7,66km)
  • SS Nambucca Reverse** (7,74km)
  • ES Valla 16 (13,62)
  • ES Valla 16 Reverse (13,59km)
  • SSS Raleigh* (1,99km)

OLD RALLY POLAND
  • Free roam testing and proving grounds

* = Brand new stage / Tramo nuevo
** = Old stage with changes / Tramo viejo con cambios
*** = Contains parts not seen in other stages / Contiene partes no vistas en otros tramos
**** = Old stage reversed for first time / Tramo viejo invertido por primera vez
[] = Unique km appearing only in this Epic Stage / km únicos que solo aparecen en este Tramo Épico
SS = Special Stage / Prueba Especial
ES = Epic Stage / Tramo Épico
SSS = Super Special Stage / Prueba Súper Especial

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CARS:
  • 50+ teams
  • confirmed: 14 / 50+
WRC
  • Citroën C3 WRC (confirmed)
  • Hyundai i20 COUPE WRC (confirmed)
  • Ford Fiesta WRC (confirmed)
  • Toyota Yaris WRC (confirmed)
WRC 2
  • Ford Fiesta R5(confirmed)
  • Citroën C3 R5 (confirmed)
  • Škoda Fabia (confirmed)
  • Hyundai i20 (confirmed)
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 (confirmed)
JWRC
  • Ford Fiesta R2T (confirmed)
Historics
  • Alpine A110 (Digital Deluxe & Collector)
  • Ford Escort MK II (Digital Deluxe & Collector)
  • Lancia Fulvia
  • Lancia Delta Integrale (Digital Deluxe & Collector)
  • Lancia 037 (Pre-order)
  • Lancia Stratos
  • Proton Iriz R5
  • Volkswagen Polo R
GT
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT (Pre-order)

Improvements & Features:
  • Improved graphics
  • Improved pace notes
  • Improved routes
  • Improved physics
  • Improved teammanagement
  • Over 50 teams
  • Over 100 special stages
  • Historic rally cars
  • Comprehensive careermode
  • Dynamic weather
  • Weekly challenges
  • eSport
FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM 14/3/2019
CHANGELOG:
  • 17/8/2019: Added all stages. Thanks to @Pfei for the complete list 👍
  • 17/8/2019: Added cars
 
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Still 30fps for console I assume?

I really enjoy theses games. I still occasionally load up WRC5 just to compare how far they've come.
 
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Still 30fps for console I assume?

I really enjoy theses games. I still occasionally load up WRC5 just to compare how far they've come.

I think indeed that the game will be 30FPS. As long as it runs steady that is fine with me. Kylotonn uses their own engine and with the improvements made, I think 60 FPS isn't possible.
 
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MrCrynox
WRC2 class, DS3 ? Do you mean C3 ? Sorry for nit picking :)

Edit: Also need to add the VW Polo to WRC2 class.
 
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WRC2 class, DS3 ? Do you mean C3 ? Sorry for nit picking :)

Edit: Also need to add the VW Polo to WRC2 class.

Will check! Info comes straight from WRC website!

Édit DS3 and C3 are both in. Will digg some more on my pc. Phone is sheer impossible....
 
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Will check! Info comes straight from WRC website!

It would be cool if there was a DS3, I questioned it because I watched the Monte Carlo round last week & only saw the C3 R5 car, (along with the new Polo), however I'm quite happy to be wrong :)
 
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It would be cool if there was a DS3, I questioned it because I watched the Monte Carlo round last week & only saw the C3 R5 car, (along with the new Polo), however I'm quite happy to be wrong :)

Updated!

I checked on the website and there are indeed multiple R5 (also C3 and DS3) entries but I think they are mixed with privateer teams (devided RC2 and RC3 / RC2 WRC2 and RC2). The official ones exists of 5. Those have been added and corrected.

More info on Monte Carlo 2019 entries: https://www.ewrc-results.com/entries/52398-rallye-automobile-de-monte-carlo-2019/ and https://www.rallye-sport.fr/liste-des-engages-rallye-monte-carlo-2019/

That RGT would fit in nicely as well :D
 
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Can’t wait for this one. :D

Will pick it up on PC and potentially Switch if the port is good.
I don't think I ever got around to asking you how V-Rally 4 fared as a Switch port...?

I'm not quite sure I have enough confidence in this game to give it a try without the novelty and convenience of having it on the Switch in its favor.
 

kikie

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Will it have rallycross?

Let us hope the physics will be at least as good and realistic as DR 2.0
 

MXH

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I think indeed that the game will be 30FPS. As long as it runs steady that is fine with me. Kylotonn uses their own engine and with the improvements made, I think 60 FPS isn't possible.
How does WRC7 perform on the OG PS4?
Does it go below 30fps alot?
 
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How does WRC7 perform on the OG PS4?
Does it go below 30fps alot?

It performs absolutely fine. There is one just one small stutter at the end of one stage in Monaco, that's about it. If your thinking about getting it, my opinion is go for it, its a great game with all the rounds and lots of stages, and, all 3 catagories of the WRC.
 

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It performs absolutely fine. There is one just one small stutter at the end of one stage in Monaco, that's about it. If your thinking about getting it, my opinion is go for it, its a great game with all the rounds and lots of stages, and, all 3 catagories of the WRC.
I’ve been meaning to get it for ages but I’m still unconvinced by the physics. Looks far too rigid (if that makes sense).

I’m hoping WRC8 will get it somewhat right.
 
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I’ve been meaning to get it for ages but I’m still unconvinced by the physics. Looks far too rigid (if that makes sense).

I’m hoping WRC8 will get it somewhat right.

The physics are fine. The feeling is certainly not 'rigid', the cars move about all over the place, especially the WRC class. Then there's the bumps to contend with, it's very engaging & quite challenging tbh.
 
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Recap from the FACEBOOK livestream

  • Improved physics on all surfaces
  • Level design improved
  • Sounds improved
  • Huge careermode
  • Team Management, Car Management, Driver Management
  • Evolving skilltree for Team, Car and Driver
  • WRC2 private and pro teams
  • Junior WRC
  • Career Junior, WRC2, WRC and Historic mixed
  • New pacenotesystem (more natural)
  • Argentina and Germany completely remade
  • Special place to test car, garage and team set in Poland (dev talks about 15th country)
  • Variable weather during all day settings (dawn, noon, evening, night)
  • Weather overcast, cloudy, rain and storm
  • Historic cars: Lancia Fulvia, Lancia Delta Integrale, Ford Escort MK II, Alpine A110, Group B
  • New replay system for all stages
  • Cockpit and dashcam
  • Development of WRC8 is in first place developed for a wheel and after adapted for controller
  • Advanced setup system which can be saved and shared with people
  • Improved hud showing different damage parts
 

MXH

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Special place to test car, garage and team set in Poland (dev talks about 15th country)
Historic cars: Lancia Fulvia, Lancia Delta Integrale, Ford Escort MK II, Alpine A110, Group B
Sounds like they’ve taken some clues from WRC Rally Evolved.

The gameplay looked great. Looks like I’ll be getting my rally fix this year afterall.

Looking forward seeing more of the game.
 

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I watched through the Germany run. This game looks like the best yet. Really looking forward to it. Unbelievable the sheer number of locations and total amount of kilometers.

And dynamic weather will be awesome, and the careee mode sounds really deep. And the classic cars. Why not?
 
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I watched through the Germany run. This game looks like the best yet. Really looking forward to it. Unbelievable the sheer number of locations and total amount of kilometers.

And dynamic weather will be awesome, and the careee mode sounds really deep. And the classic cars. Why not?

Did they mention a km figure?

I am thinking that by bringing back the lost stages from 6, re-using the ones from 7, plus a few new ones there could be 750+ km in the game.

And evidently Argentina and Germany are all new stages, as mentioned previously.

Best thing: stages from previous games won't be sold as DLC ;)
 
Would like to know more about damage and collisions with the environment. They didn't feel always quite right in WRC 7. Can't break headlights and I think the reset lines are little too close.
 
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Looks awesome so far. I've never gotten a WRC game but will get this one. I'd like to know more about damage and the career mode so I'll stay tuned
 
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Would like to know more about damage and collisions with the environment. They didn't feel always quite right in WRC 7. Can't break headlights and I think the reset lines are little too close.

I broke my headlights here at 5:58. Had to switch to hood cam to see. You are right regarding the low beams, those can't be broken.

 
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Did they mention a km figure?

I am thinking that by bringing back the lost stages from 6, re-using the ones from 7, plus a few new ones there could be 750+ km in the game.

And evidently Argentina and Germany are all new stages, as mentioned previously.

Best thing: stages from previous games won't be sold as DLC ;)

I had to giggle as well when the presenter asked a couple of times how the tarmacphysics felt. That was definitely something they wanted to point out. No mention of total milage but it seems their 2 year break does the game well. I think I'll skip DR2 alltogether and go straight to WRC8. That's my current sentiment anyways.