EA SPORTS WRC will support VR, on PC

Thomas Harrison-Lord
A post-release update will add virtual reality support for the all-new official World Rally Championship game by EA and Codemasters.
EA SPORTS WRC will support VR, on PC

Following the announcement of EA SPORTS WRC, the first official World Rally Championship game created by Codemasters, it has been confirmed that virtual reality will be supported.

Billed as an ‘exclusive for PC’, VR support will arrive at some point post-release according to the Epic Games Store description. A time frame for exactly when is not yet public.

The game’s forebearer, DiRT Rally 2.0, is seen by many as the apogee of VR rallying, however, this time around while the physics are related to that 2019 title, the visuals use Unreal Engine.

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Unreal has a patchy history with sim racing and VR, with Assetto Corsa Competizione witnessing rough performance with even the most powerful of PCs when adorning a headset. Of note, while F1 22 and F1 23 also support simulated 3D environments, they use the Ego engine.

With the update coming post-launch, there will hopefully be enough time between now and its launch to refine the experience.

Sadly, it also means that PSVR2 owners will miss out, this time. The original DiRT Rally title did actually support the first PlayStation VR unit in 2016, the second omitted the feature for console players.

EA SPORTS WRC launches on 3rd November for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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