NACON and KT Racing have announced that WRC 9, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, will be available on the PS5 when the console launches on 12 or 19 November 2020 (depending on where you live).
WRC 9 was originally released for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on 3 September 2020, but the game will be playable at 60FPS and 4K on the PS5.
NACON Head Of Publishing Benoit Clerc said:
“Like all gamers around the world, we couldn’t wait to try out the next generation of consoles.
After many months of work, it’s an honour to be there on day one with one of our flagship titles.
The possibilities offered by the new consoles have allowed us to take WRC 9 to a new and incredible level of performance and smooth gameplay, further demonstrating KT Racing’s expertise in racing simulations.”
When WRC 9 releases on the PS5, it will also include the October update that was released for current-generation consoles. The update includes six new stages for Rally Finland, an additional WRC driver and a brand-new Photo Mode.
On the PS5, KT Racing is using the new haptic features of the DualSense controller to develop and improve the feedback provided by the different road surfaces encountered in the World Rally Championship. Thanks to the subtle vibrations possible with the DualSense controller, players can experience the most realistic driving sensations yet and feel the difference between asphalt, gravel and snow, as well as the direction of impacts.
In terms of gameplay, the controller’s innovative triggers have also been used to provide more feedback. They react to the vehicle’s condition, such as making acceleration harder when the car is damaged.
Finally, a free upgrade to the PS5 version of the game will be accessible to players already in possession of WRC 9 for PS4.
In the meantime, check out some WRC 9 PS5 gameplay below: