The final game in the official FIA World Rally Championship series from KT Racing, WRC Generations, will launch on October 13.
Codemasters will take over the official WRC licence from 2023, so the 2022 title — which was widely expected to be called WRC 11 — will mark the end of a seven-year stretch back to 2015’s WRC 5, and KT Racing intends to go out with a bang.
As you would likely expect, the title will include all of the content of the real 2022 World Rally Championship, now in its 50th year of competition.
All 13 rallies for this year will appear in WRC Generations, including a brand-new Rally Sweden event after its absence in 2021. That will be the only location which features total snow cover, as the real event has moved 350 miles north-east, making for a rather different challenge.
Alongside the official 2022 rallies, there’s another nine locations which KT Racing has yet to reveal, making for a total of 22 possible rally venues. There’ll be 165 different special stages spread across the various countries.
Of course 2022 also marks the debut of the new Rally1 formula, which features mandatory hybrid systems for the first time in the top class of rally. Generations will include all three of these cars, with the Ford Puma making its first appearance alongside the Toyota GR Yaris and Hyundai i20.
It’s not yet clear if WRC-2 and WRC-3 cars, or previous seasons’ WRC-1 machines, will appear, but KT Racing also notes that “previous vehicles” will still be available in the game, including 37 legendary cars. As seen in the clip below, this includes the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Peugeot 205 T16, and Citroen DS3.
WRC Generations will also feature community-requested changes. That includes new game modes, such as a multiplayer league mode, a new way to share livery editor creations, as well as familiar features like career mode, teams, and the co-driver mode.
As yet, the title has no specific launch date for PC or Nintendo Switch, but it will launch first on PlayStation 4/5 and Xbox One/Series on October 13, 2022.