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News video games 01 September 2023, 14:44

Codemasters' WRC Game Release Date Leaked Along With Price

A new rally game from Codemasters is still reportedly scheduled for release this year. As reported by billbil-kun, the game has been renamed to EA Sports WRC. We also learned the game's release date and surprisingly low price.

Source: Codemasters (screen z DiRT Rally 2.0).

Electronic Arts likes to keep racing game enthusiasts in suspense. That year we have long awaited the official announcement (and release) of Need for Speed Unbound, and now the same is happening with the new rally simulator from Codemasters.

Fortunately, one of the industry's top insiders, billbil-kun, keeps his ear close and regularly shares with us behind-the-scenes news about the project. Now he informs, that the game was to be rebranded as EA Sports WRC, and its debut will supposedly be on November 3 on PC, PS5 and XSX/S.

Those who choose to preorder the more expensive Champions Edition will be offered early access from October 31. EA Play Pro subscribers will also play on the same day. A 10-hour trial version is to be available as part of "regular" EA Play service from November 3.

Reports on the price of the game are interesting. The PC release is expected to cost a mere $49.99. - surprisingly little for a AAA game from Electronic Arts. For comparison: F1 23 cost $20 more on launch day on Steam. The prices of console editions have not been reported, but it should be expected that they will be noticeably more expensive.

Finally, a little trivia - billbil-kun also revealed that he had a chance to see the game's cover and it showed Ford Puma Rally1 (representative of the top hybrid car class, which participates in the competition from the 2022 season) on the route of the snowy Rally of Sweden.

  1. EA Sports WRC on X/Twitter

Christopher Mysiak

Christopher Mysiak

Associated with since 2013, first as a co-worker, and since 2017 - a member of the Editorial team. Currently the head of the Game Encyclopedia. His older brother - a game collector and player - sparked his interest in electronic entertainment. He got an education as a librarian/infobroker - but he did not follow in the footsteps of Deckard Cain or the Shadow Broker. Before he moved from Krakow to Poznan in 2020, he was remembered for attending Tolkien conventions, owning a Subaru Impreza, and swinging a sword in the company's parking lot.