PQube and Milestone have announced that they’ll release WRC3 on October 12 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation Vita and PC.
This latest release in the series features more than 50 official teams from WRC, Class 2 and 3, more than 35 unique car models (including the brand new Volkswagen Polo R WRC test car, Renault Twingo R2 and the Proton Satria Neo S2000) plus all of the tracks from the 2012 championships as well as a completely new career mode.
The graphics and physics engine in WRC3 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. Milestone has spent over 2 years creating the brand new “Spike” engine that is utilised within the game.
“Working with Milestone has been a fantastic experience as they have an unsurpassed passion for the racing genre and a talent for bringing this through in the design of their games,” Said CEO of PQube, Dave Pain. “WRC3 takes this ethos to the next level and we were blown away from the first glimpse of the game we had earlier this year. The game has continued to be polished to perfection since then to become the must have racing title for 2012″
“The game includes a totally renewed lighting effects system that guarantees higher in-game standards,” commented Sébastien Pellicano, Milestone’s Game Director.
“The new engine, in fact, allows to model lighting, particle effects and other real-world characteristics to create an in-game virtual reality, offering complete immersion in the WRC universe. Furthermore, the cars themselves showcase new modelling techniques – they had never looked so realistic. We’ve streamlined every aspect of the game to give new players an instant gameplay satisfaction, while still allowing experienced rally gamers to explore the game’s full range of features and drive a WRC car from the comfort of their own home.”
As well as new graphics there is also 3 distinct game modes, the ability to customise your cars, liveries and team and the ability to un-lock new items.