WRC 9 Coming in September 2020, Will Hit PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X Later

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  1. Jtheripper

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    I see yeah, pretty lame for me if they did half a job on the sim side, but it is mainly focused on modern cars wrc8 so, maybe not too big a deal.

    Just wish it was a proper full sim, it's another sign that it isn't.
    For me, even dr2 feels too easy it seems, i don't mean that I'm so good, just that id expect cars a little harder and less efficient and fast if it's to be a full sim, so even dr2 to me seems a little bit arcadey still.

    But i like wrc7 so im sure ill like 8, especially it is supposed to be a little more sim? And well, better overall and for wheels, and yes i use a g29 cj.

    And i love the older cars in dr2 moreso than the even more too grippy modern ones, more character to them and thrill and challenge maybe.
    Thanks.

    Edit: and i use the H shifter that goes with it.
    What's pretty lame also in wrc7 for wheels is i have to keep the ds4 on or it will say disconnected even if i did switch to the wheel in the menu already.

    Edit: @cjr3559 if i can ask you.., how would you compare wrc7 to 8 in regards to feel?
    Do cars in 8 feel as if having more mass/heavier?
    And dig a little more into the dirt?
    In 7 they feel a little light and seem to keep sliding even at low speed.
    What's weird is even with no aids they never lock brakes or spin much on throttle it seems, except the fwd cars which spin the front when on slippery surface and uphill from lower speeds.

    Feels like there is still abs even with no aids?

    But wrc2 cars on dirt slide sideways easily.

    Is 8 any different from 7 on these things?
    I just tried 7 with the wheel in hood view on dirt in wales again and it feels sliddy, like harder than dr2 in that way, but no locking wheels on braking or slidding on power much.

    I was using the ds4 before in wrc7 because i felt alot of lag but i was using cockpit view.
    Now that i switched to hood, it seems ok for lag, weird. But i can compared a little better the 2 now i feel. And wrc 7 with the wheel on dirt is pretty hard sliddy. Makes it feel more sim like in a way except for what i mention above. But on tarmac weirdly enough, compared to many here, doesn't feel as good as dirt and as dr2 for me.

    Edit3: hehehe don't laugh @MrCrynox :D
    Well just want to add that since im just back to trying wrc7 with a wheel, i did some adjustment on ffb, was too light, and my sound was low too.
    It feels pretty damn good now, can notice and feel better the grip.

    I had set ffb light in the past because of the lag in cockpit with the wheel and it was annoying since i had to over correct late etc.

    For sure im getting 8 on this discount, and 9 when low priced, for the added rallies/ stages.
    One little thing that i miss on the wheel is you can't assign a button to the look back function like on the ds4. It's not much use but i just like to check things out sometimes.

    On dirt with a wheel 7 feels fantastic now but on tarmac not. I wonder how 8 is different, as it's supposed to be so good.
    Cheers guys.

    Edit: did they give the list of classic cars that will be added in 9? I only know of the Quattro and toyota, but it's not the sweet gts4 i think. Anyone know more?
     
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  2. Jtheripper

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    Glad they are working on these cause it seems to need it in 8, i dont know if its stutter or just how the game conveys car movement from hood or dash view but the whole screen abruptly moves on bumps like no suspension even with an old fulvia, i dont get it, it completely takes you out of it and breaks the flow of movement on the road.

    It seemed ok at 1st in the introduction test in a wrc car using a pad, then trying with a wheel other cars and stages it's like i wrote just up.
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  3. Aegis

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    YouTube is now full of WRC 9's gameplays on the new and some old (Finland) stages.
     
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    Its certainly looking good. The cars look a lot more planted and less floaty which is nice, co-driver sounds 100x better as do the car sounds. Enviroments looks excellent. Nice to see some more variety to the older cars. Seen the Xsara 2005 and Focus 2007 in a few videos.
     
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  6. MrCrynox

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    All looking great. Day one purchase for me.
     
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    Getting this on day 1 after playing WRC 8 through Gold, fantastic game and I'm really looking forward to try out those new routes in WRC 9. Good to see the Citreon Xsara again too.
     
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    Could Subaru make it in this time as a classic marque? That will be my deciding factor, I think. Otherwise I think I'll just wait to see how TDU3 turns out.

    It would be nice to have a new competent rally game to play, featuring Subaru, that isn't plagued by Codemasters handling.
     
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    Already pre-ordered as soon as it become available. It's a no brainer for me. Kylotonn has been doing an amazing job consistently moving the series forward. WRC 8 improved the physics/handling to a point where it could compete with Dirt 2 and WRC 9 from the videos/gameplay being posted on the net seems even better.
     
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    Ps5 improvements interesting, even physics enhanced. Screenshot_2020-08-01-07-24-13.png Screenshot_2020-08-01-07-25-10.png
     
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    "The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode."

    I was actually talking about the Dirt Rally series, so fair play to KT Racing!
     
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    Good to see a road map. Shame they can't just launch a finished game but thats just the modern day I guess. Especially with the updated rallies.

    Co-driver mode sounds interesting, I wonder if it will be delivering notes via mic or if you will be able to use a pad and assign buttons to different calls.
     
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    I wonder if buying the deluxe edition gets you all of the classic cars. It's unclear to me, I've asked them on Twitter but as ever no response. Considering the fact that there is about 15 extra classic cars this time round it's quite important to know.
     
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    Doesn't look like it from this
     
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    Pre order bonus is the Quattro for all versions and the deluxe edition gets the Corolla WRC. Which tells me the rest will be available in any version.
     
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    I'd be surprised if especially the base version gets all remaining content when for wrc8 they sold separately more than half of the bonus cars. I don't think the base would get all cars excepting only the Quattro and Corolla. Even the deluxe didn't include all cars from info on psn.
     
  17. MrCrynox

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    It's doing my head in. It's a simple question but communication it seems isn't their strong point. At the moment the deluxe version seems like a rip off to me & I prefer physical games. I don't care about 3 months of WRC+, I watch the entire season on BT Sport & it's good enough, Spanish SSS, this isn't a great benefit it's in both WRC 7 & 8 along with the rest of the stages, 48hrs early, yeah whatever, career leg up, I'd rather earn it the normal way. Undisclosed project, why is it undisclosed ? How can they sell something that's undisclosed ??
     
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    I think its quite clear from whats been shown. If there's 15 classic cars in the game, based on the deluxe content, and preorder bonus, that tells me 2 won't be included in the base game.

    I agree the deluxe doesn't seem good value without knowing what that final piece is. But as far as the classic cars go it seems pretty clear.

    WRC8 had very few classics. 6 I belive. Plus the Porsche and the Proton. So 8 bonus in total. 3 were included, 3 classics plus the Proton. The Porsche was the preorder car along with the 037 and then the remaining 3 were day one DLC.

    So unless the 10 euro add on is a car pack. We should be getting 13 cars in games, 1 pre order bonus and one DLC.

    Edit: after doing some digging. There's 4 new cars being added. 2 will be included with the ones from the first game, then the Audi lre order bonus and the Corolla from the deluxe.

     
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    I hope your right.
     
  20. Jtheripper

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    I hope the replays will have slowmo that is faster than 1/10th, and that you don't have to hold the button in for it.
    Small thing but still..

    Also wish you can save replays, at least on newgen versions, seems a common theme this gen that you can't unless using the ps4 recording, which takes alot more space since it's a recording and not just info saved for replay, and you lose the functions of the in game replay too this way.

    The wear seems a little extreme with 25% engine wear on a 5 mins stage lol, independently of damage. I guess it's balanced with how the championship and career are set up, i haven't tried it, just single stages for now.
     
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    I told you damage is a bit extreme in this game, consider this when setting your level when you play a championship :)

    Good point, saving replays would be great :tup:
     
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    Yes but the wear is independent it seems from the damage level you select. But i guess it adds up if you also get damage more easily on higher settings.
    It doesnt seem to affect me for now, just find it funny a little, sure doesn't look good for car manufacturers lol.
     
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    Sorry buddy I didn't read properly, I see your point.
     
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    I'm now one of those #NoVrNoBuy snobs and am very disappointed in the continuing lack of VR in these titles. But I like what I have seen so far. Cars seem to have more weight which was the last glaring annoyance of the KT Engine. I'm an RBR fan and the WRCs and DiRTs don't hold a candle to NGP physics, but despite all that snobbishness I will probably pick this up just for the new rallies and the new league system. It's looking good. I hope they have corrected the odd structure of the career mode. WRC 9 is definitely shaping up to look like a solid rally sim-lite. I know I am in the minority but WRC 8 was a very solid game physics and FFB-wise.

    EDIT: I am also seeing a radical departure from Nacom's (formerly Big Ben) previous marketing efforts. This time they have given early copies to a lot of established sim racing influencers. That's getting KT a lot more exposure and hype compared to previous titles.
     
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    They did give WRC8 out to numerous influencers. RBR was good for its day but I do feel both Dirt rally games pummel it nowadays and SLRE is pretty uo there as a benchmark for rally physics. WRC recently has been OK but a long way behind those games in a lot of areas, tarmac being one area where it is good compared to Dirt Rally. But that floatyness and slightly odd countersteering feel ruined WRC8 for me.
     
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    I’m just happy to get another semi serious rally title to be fair
     
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    I’m on the fence with this game, don’t think a preorder is warranted, but those new locations look good.

    Plus it being the final installment for the PS4, and I’m still undecided on whether my next hardware purchase will be a PS5 or PC. And who knows when that will be...maybe next year.

    I’ll probably wait until the price drops on the PS4 version, though I really want to experience this series with 60fps and improved textures. Maybe WRC10.
     
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    Day 1 for me, as all the WRC titles have been for the last few years.
     
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    Fail Race has done a video on the game, the pad control looks excellent, looks like the car slide in a much more natural and progressive way. Looks really good.

     
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    Honestly, I think WRC 9 looks to be a massive improvement. The physics and controls already look much more tidy and all these new historic car additions are great selections. New locales like Kenya look fun aswell.

    The graphics aren't the fanciest sure, but to be quite honest I'm not too fussed because it means I can actually see where I'm going (looking at you, DR2!)