Supporters of rallying will now have entertainment to look forward to, with the new Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo rallying simulator being available in stores. After postponing the initial release to provide more freedom for further development, the developer brought comprehensive amounts of content which could set the tone for rallying games in 2016.
Diversity is a crucial part of the game, as it offers 15 game modes. One of the modes of particular interest is the ‘Loeb Experience’ mode. As a result of a collaboration between Milestone and famous rally driver Sébastien Loeb, it will allow drivers to experience highlights in Loeb’s rally career, by going through 8 different challenges using authentic cars that mirror his real-life achievements throughout the years.
Speaking of the cars, with 58 cars coming from 16 manufacturers should satisfy most players. The scope of the lineup includes popular representatives coming from an array of classes that used to or still appear on the rally scene. We spotted the legendary Alpine A110, a Peugeot 106 appearing in forgotten ‘Kit’ form, several Group B machines and of course, the monster Pikes Peak machine, the Peugeot 208 T16. This car was used by Loeb himself when it set a new record of 8’13.878 during the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
All vehicles in the game are said to behave realistically depending on the surface and weather conditions. The developer also spent sufficient amounts of time tweaking new differential simulation and force feedback support.
The title features 8 rally tracks, 64 special stages and 5 rally circuits, generating a total of 300 kilometres of available roads. All playable sections are said to be precisely modelled using valuable inputs from GPS technology. This is going to be particularly important for the famous 20 kilometre-long Pikes Peak Hill Climb course, the inclusion of which will set completely new challenge for drivers to face.
The game is available worldwide on PC, with the console versions available in Europe. PS4 and XB1 players in the US will have to wait until March 15th to enjoy the game on their systems.
Milestone also released an extensive compatibility list for each hardware, available below:
Thrustmaster compatibility list features:
TH8RS (PC, H Gearshift)
T500 RS (PC and PS4, Clutch, Gearshift H, 900°)
TH8A Add-On Shifter (PC, Xbox One and PS4, H Gearshift)
T3PA Add-On (PC, Xbox One and PS4, Clutch)
T300RS (PC and PS4, Clutch, H Gearshift, 900°)
T150 Force Feedback (PC andPS4, Clutch, H Gearshift, 900°)
T300 Ferrari GTE Wheel (PC and PS4, Clutch, H Gearshift, 900°)
T100 Force Feedback Racing Wheel (PC)
TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition (PC and Xbox One, Clutch, H Gearshift, 900°)
Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel (Xbox One)
Logitech compatibility list features:
Logitech Driving Force GT (PC)
Logitech G29 (PC and PS4)
Logitech G920 (PC and Xbox One)
T3PA Add-On (PC, Xbox One and PS4)
Logitech Shifter (PC, Xbox One and PS4)
Fanatec compatibility list features:
Porsche 911 Turbo S (PC and PS4)
Porsche 911 GT2 Wheel EU (PC and PS4)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2 (PC and PS4)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (PC)
Forza Motorsport (Elite) CSR Wheel (PC and PS4)
Porsche Carrera 911 (PC)
ClubSport Wheel Base V1 + All different rims (no HUB XONE) (PC and PS4)
ClubSport Wheel Base V2 + All different rims (no HUB XONE) (PC and PS4)
ClubSport Wheel Base V1 + Universal HUB for XONE or CLS P1 PC, Xbox One and PS4)
ClubSport Wheel Base V2 + Universal HUB for XON or CLS P1 PC, Xbox One and PS4)
CSR (Elite) Pedals EU (PC and PS4)
ClubSport Pedals V1 EU (PC, Xbox One and PS4)
ClubSport Pedals V2 EU (PC, Xbox One and PS4)
ClubSport Pedals V3 EU (PC, Xbox One and PS4)
Fanatec CSR Shifter Set EU (PC, Xbox One® and PS4)
ClubSport Shifter (PC and PS4)
ClubSport Shifter SQ V1 EU (PC, Xbox One and PS4)
ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5 EU (PC, Xbox One and PS4)
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