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Black Bean confirms WRC2 release window with game details

Friday, 17th June 2011 14:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Black Bean Games has confirmed WRC 2, the official videogame of the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, is set for release in October 2011.

The sequel is in development with Milestone and will be published on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and will include all rallies of the 2011 World Rally Championship calendar with all the leading WRC team and drivers.

It will also feature “significantly more content than its predecessor,” with 90 stages, 15 locations, 25 terrain and weather conditions and nine car categories. Cars in the game will be from the 1960s all the way up to current WRC models. Modes in the game include Championship, a 16-player online mode, a revamped Career Mode and various other improvements over the last outing.

“The 2010 WRC game put our sport back on the gaming map – and with WRC 2 we look to take this further,” said North One Sport CEO Simon Long. “More realism, more detail and more variety is what we have seen in the studio so far this year. The new game is rich in WRC history, but also gives a glimpse of the future.

“With MINI taking on the established Citroën and Ford teams and the impending return of Volkswagen, the WRC is heading for a golden era and we want to take our WRC gamers on that journey too.”

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3 Comments

  1. DSB

    I’m dying for a proper rallygame.

    Dirt 3 so nearly had it with all the classic rally cars, but ultimately the game was so schizophrenic in appealing to the 15 year old American skater kid, while trying to throw the old school rally fan a bone that it ended up in the middle of no man’s land. The two groups simply do not mix.

    It’s such a shame. They obviously know how to make great racing games, they just have no idea how to complete them.

    Judging from what Black Bean have shown up until now, this is just going to be utter crap.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Old MacDonald

    The first WRC game by Black Bean had potential. I think the studio’s main problem is that they always seem to be developing several racing games at the same time, and never really get to give any of them the attention they need to become great.

    More content and higher production values is basically what the new WRC-series needs.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dimaco

    @1 yeah, the rally part in DIRT3 is the best of the game, but oh god, how I hate that Gymkhana sh*t!
    That’s clearly made to appeal to teenagers or such, and adds nothing to the game.. Hell, first DIRT even had damage you had a certain time limit to repair between stages, do you remember??
    Now there’s no real rally game, and that’s a pity, indeed!
    WRC is just plain UGLY.
    Plus, just tried the demo, it made me wanna go back to DIRT 1.

    #3 4 years ago

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