WRC Announced

Black Bean Games announces WRC, a game based on the FIA World Rally Championship racing series, to be released for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 next year. The announcement doesn't add much detail about the game, as it focuses more on how the rights to the World Rally Championship were secured, though one quote says this "will be the most realistic and playable rally game of all time." Here are a pair of screenshots. Update: Looks like those "screenshots" are actually photos.
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Re: WRC Announced
Oct 2, 2009, 11:43
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Re: WRC Announced Oct 2, 2009, 11:43
Oct 2, 2009, 11:43
 
I don't think those are screenshots. Even if Black Bean had a graphics engine that good, I doubt they'd deliberately try to emulate the purple fringing of a cheap digital camera.

Also, aren't they the company that made that superstars V8 car game? I guess that means that when they say "most realistic" they mean it will look pretty. But I really doubt as good as those "screenshots"
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Oct 2, 2009, 13:25
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Re: WRC Announced Oct 2, 2009, 13:25
Oct 2, 2009, 13:25
 
Nice, now all the Dirt2 complainers will stop whining.
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Oct 2, 2009, 16:38
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Re: WRC Announced Oct 2, 2009, 16:38
Oct 2, 2009, 16:38
 
I hope to GOD that this is more along the lines of Richard Burns Rally than anything else.

Please, PLEASE do the right thing and make a proper, realistic as hell rally game to honour the WRC name.
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Oct 2, 2009, 18:46
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Re: WRC Announced Oct 2, 2009, 18:46
Oct 2, 2009, 18:46
 
Unfortunately, as awesome as that would be, I can't see this game being anywhere near RBR. More often than not, "realistic" means "slightly less arcade-y". They focus on making everything look and sound good and then skimp on the actual driving model. If a dev team would just make something like RBR but include a gamut of options to make it easier for the casual WRC fan then they'd likely please both sides of the market and maybe even convince some people to ramp up the difficulty and really learn about throwing a car around.

Some may roll their eyes at that last part, but there definitely is some skill crossover from the virtual race seat to real life if you have a proper wheel running at 900-degrees (pretty accurate for most sporty cars).

This is one example from a member on the Live For Speed forums:

I don't race about on roads, and specifically booked a track day to learn my car.

I've never pushed it at speed before, so ALL my instinct reactions come entirely from LFS. Particularly how at first I deemed the LX-6 undriveable under any kind of aggression, but then learned to catch it before it went bad.

Probably not a big deal for anyone seasoned, but this is my first track day, and my first time really pushing the car, or any RWD car at high speed.

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Oct 2, 2009, 20:26
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Re: WRC Announced Oct 2, 2009, 20:26
Oct 2, 2009, 20:26
 
I think one thing that a lot of rally games get wrong, except for Richard Burns, is the restrictiveness of the tracks, especially the Colin McRae series of games and their Codemasters descendants (DiRT). Xpand Rally is closer to "realism" in this aspect.
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Re: WRC Announced
Oct 3, 2009, 12:00
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Re: WRC Announced Oct 3, 2009, 12:00
Oct 3, 2009, 12:00
 
Yeah RBR had really tight tracks with foliage and perilous objects lining the road.
Hell, that game just did everything right, from the handling to the graphics to the replays. Just amazing.

If a dev team would just make something like RBR but include a gamut of options to make it easier for the casual WRC fan then they'd likely please both sides of the market and maybe even convince some people to ramp up the difficulty and really learn about throwing a car around.

Hopefully someone will clue in
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