As part of the upcoming WRC 10 rally game, there will be a special Anniversary mode celebrating 50 years of the FIA World Rally Championship.
For those who pre-order the game on console, they will receive a free car and additional event within this mode – the Subaru Impreza WRC from 1997 and a challenge set on the classic Sanremo Italian stages.
The car is none other than the late, great, Colin McRae’s, co-driven by Nick Grist at this time, and is the first time he will adorn a video game outside of the Codemasters developed Colin McRae Rally or DiRT Rally titles.
Colin and Nicky won the Rallye Sanremo – Rallye d’Italia in 1997, after a duel with the last Italian to win a round of the WRC, team-mate Piero Liatti. The Scot lead into the final stage, but Liatti powered through to take the win, only to be instructed by the team to take a time penalty and drop to second.
In WRC 10 then, it’s fair to assume that you will be trying to recreate this victory.
For those on PC, you will not be able to pre-order the DLC, so it will be free for everyone who purchased the Standard or Deluxe Edition of WRC 10 during the first two weeks of release (until 16th September).
This trailer marks the first time the Sanremo stages have been shown. They will be part of the 50th Anniversary mode for all players, not just pre-orders. At this early glance, they seem to be faithfully recreated – the northern Italian stages utilising narrow asphalt stages in the mountains near the French border.
WRC 10 will release 2nd September 2021 on PC (Epic and Steam), PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series and we’ll have more on the game, very soon. For now, you can check out our hands-on preview, below.