The latest official World Rally Championship game, WRC Generations, will now release on 3rd November 2022 instead of the previously slated 13th October.
The news follows an initial plan to separate the console and PC versions. Originally, the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions were to launch one month prior to PC.
“We know that the PC community is demanding, so this is a way to have, let’s say hopefully a smoother launch of the PC version,” explained Sébastien Waxin, Senior Marketing Project Manager for Nacon’s racing titles to Traxion.GG at Gamescom in reference to the original schedule.
However, upon visiting the developer Kylotonn in Paris earlier this week, the new approach is based upon feedback received at the German industry event and the recent WRC Esports final in Greece.
“We saw [the split date] created quite a lot of confusion,” confirmed Waxin to Traxion.GG.
“I went to WRC Ypres Rally Belgium, and the first question from fans was ‘why is it releasing later on PC?’
So, after many discussions, we decided to make it clear for everybody and release on console and PC on one date.”
The Nintendo Switch adaptation does not yet have a confirmed release date, but it will be before the end of this year.
WRC Generations pre-order bonus
Digital pre-orders for PlayStation and Xbox are now also live, with a bonus Peugeot 206 WRC for those who sign-up before launch on console. Marcus Grönholm took the diminutive silver supermini to world championship glory in 2002.
On PC, Steam or Epic Games Store, pre-orders are not possible, so instead the car will be free to anyone who purchases the game before 17th November 2022.
WRC Generations Deluxe Edition
A digital-only Deluxe Edition has also been announced for what will be KT Racing’s final WRC game. It includes:
- 48-hour early access – so from 1st November 2020
- Citroën C4 WRC driven by Sébastien Loeb in the ‘00s
- Two additional livery designs for Romain Dumas’ Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT
- 36 exclusive Livery Editor stickers
- A Career Mode starter pack – six crew members (Level 1: Meteorologist and Agent, Level 2: Mechanic, Engineer, Headhunter, Level 3: Physio)
- Three free months to WRC+ All Live, for real-world event coverage
It will be priced at £10/$10 more than the regular edition. Speaking of which, this will be priced at a very reasonable £34.99/$39.99 and on console, includes both past and present generational versions.
WRC Generations release date
WRC Generations will be released on 3rd November 2022 for PC, PlayStation and Xbox