Lesquin, 27 October 2020.
NACON and KT Racing are pleased to unveil the new content included in the first free update for “WRC 9“, the official game of the FIA World Rally Championship. One month after launching on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Epic Games Store for PC, anyone who owns the game can now enjoy more special stages, a new driver and the new Photo Mode.
Acclaimed by the gaming community and critics, WRC 9 had previously announced a series of free post-launch updates with a range of new features to excite fans. From today, 6 special stages have been added to the iconic Neste Rally Finland, the fastest rally of the season.
This is a considerable challenge for drivers. More than ever, they will need to rely on the pacenotes of their co-driver because the course is full of blind jumps!
Among the new contents, players will also be pleased to welcome New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard behind the wheel of the celebrated Hyundai i20 WRC. Finally, WRC 9 now has a Photo Mode, which players can use to share their favourite moments in some of the most beautiful landscapes around the world.
WRC 9 will soon receive a second free update, which will include the highly anticipated Co-driver Mode. More details will be shared very soon!
With WRC 9, the passionate developers of the French studio KT Racing have pulled out all the stops to once again meet the high expectations of rally fans looking for tougher challenges and heightened realism. With an enhanced career mode and many technical improvements, players are thrust into the heart of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship season with many great highlights.
3 new rallies: Japan, New Zealand, Kenya
Over 50 official teams and their livery from the WRC, WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC
Over 15 bonus cars that have left their mark on the history of the WRC
The brand-new Clubs Mode, to create customised championships
WRC has been available on Xbox One, PS4™ and PC from the Epic Games Store
since September 3rd.
Release timing for Xbox Series X, PS5™ and Nintendo Switch will be announced at a later date.
NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 8 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players.
This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market and enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages. https://corporate.nacongaming.com/
Created in 2006, Kylotonn is one the most important French video game development studios, also known under KT Racing label. Specialized in motorsports and official developer of the WRC FIA World Rally Championship series and Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the company is internationally recognized for its know-how and for the passion of its teams.
With more than 110 employees as of today in Paris and Lyon, Kylotonn has developed more than 25 titles distributed by major publishers. Kylotonn has forged itself a strong technological expertise thanks to the real-time 3D engine KT Engine that the company owns. At the forefront of the video game industry, this technology is also used within R&D partnerships on autonomous vehicle projects in the automotive industry.
Since 2018, NACON, one of Europe’s leading video game publishers, holds a 100% stake in the company. Kylotonn is member of the French National Developers Federation (Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo) and Capital Games. The company is supported by BPI, IFCIC and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. For more information, visit www.kylotonn.com.
About WRC Promoter GmbH
WRC Promoter GmbH is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, including TV production and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The Promoter also has responsibility to increase the field of participants and to propose the venues that form the FIA WRC calendar. The World Rally Championship is the FIA’s premium rally series.
WRC showcases authentic motorsport, high performance cars and the world’s best drivers competing in dramatic surroundings ranging from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the blistering heat of Mexico. Established in its current format in 1973, WRC participants battle for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world titles at 13 rallies spanning 15 countries and six continents. Additional championship information can be found at www.wrc.com and www.wrcplus.com.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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