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  WRC 8 is refining its gameplay in cooperation with the community and the best WRC eSports players.
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05/16/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Lesquin, May 16, 2019 Bigben and Kylotonn have, for the first time, presented WRC 8 (in Alpha) to the best WRC eSports players during “Community Days”.

Backed by the official 2019 license of the FIA World Rally Championship and its eSports experience, the WRC series is back with a resolutely simulation-centered gameplay, a dynamic weather system, and an entirely redesigned Career mode. WRC 8 also offers more content than ever with 102 special stages spread across the championship’s 14 countries, and a selection of historic cars that left their mark in WRC history.

 

In order to refine the gameplay and the sensation of driving, Bigben and Kylotonn exclusively invited some of the best players in the WRC eSports community to try out, for the very first time, an alpha version of WRC 8. Physics, graphics, weather, level design, and game modes… all the new features were presented in order to get the players’ feedback. Two days of work went into perfecting the physics expected by the community, and supplemented the feedback already collected from professional drivers.

“First impressions are actually really good. I can see there’s definitely been a step up from WRC 7 and Kylotonn have made a step forward in what they’ve produced” said Jonathan “Jonno” Holmes, 2017 and 2018 eSports WRC finalist.

 

Find out what these virtual drivers from all over Europe had to say:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ett6tXRwvYw

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Watch a full stage in Germany played by eSports WRC Leader WED Subee203:

 

                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4X7H4Xd9dI

Play as the best drivers in the world championship and experience the competition as if you were actually there!

WRC 8 will be available September 2019 on Playstation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

 

About Bigben

Bigben is a major player in video game publishing, in the design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as furnishing customized audio products. Known for its innovation and creativity, the company group aims to become a leader in each of its industries. For more information about Bigben: www.bigben.fr

About Kylotonn

Created in 2006, Kylotonn is one the most important French video game development studios, also known under KT Racing label. Specialized in motorsports and official developer of the WRC FIA World Rally Championship series and Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the company is internationally recognized for its know-how and for the passion of its teams. With more than 100 employees as of today in Paris and Lyon, Kylotonn has developed more than 25 titles distributed by major publishers. Kylotonn has forged itself a strong technological expertise thanks to the real-time 3D engine KT Engine that the company owns. At the forefront of the video game industry, this technology is also used within R&D partnerships on autonomous vehicle projects in the automotive industry. Since 2018, Bigben Interactive, one of Europe's leading video game publishers, holds a 100% stake in the company. Kylotonn is member of the French National Developers Federation (Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo) and Capital Games. The company is supported by BPI, IFCIC and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

For more information, visit Kylotonn’s website: www.kylotonn.com and follow the news on social networks Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Youtube.

About WRC Promoter GmbH

WRC Promoter GmbH is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, including TV production and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The Promoter also has responsibility to increase the field of participants and to propose the venues that form the FIA WRC calendar.

The World Rally Championship is the FIA’s premium rally series. WRC showcases authentic motorsport, high performance cars and the world’s best drivers competing in dramatic surroundings ranging from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the blistering heat of Mexico. Established in its current format in 1973, WRC participants battle for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world titles at 14 rallies spanning 16 countries and five continents. Additional championship information can be found at www.wrc.com and www.wrcplus.com.

About Maximum Games

Maximum Games is the fastest growing top 20 full-service publisher in the industry today. We curate and deliver quality titles across all major platforms and global markets. With a team of passionate gamers and industry veterans, we have the skills, knowledge, experience and the resources to ensure all titles regardless of size reach their audience. Our never-ending pursuit to seek out passionate partners and great titles has enabled us to deliver truly unique gaming experiences to the masses. For more information about Maximum Games, visit www.maximumgames.com