PC owners get the game now, console owners get it a bit later.

If you are a PC gamer and have been eagerly awaiting the release of the next sim-focused rally racing game, your time has come. Starting today, WRC 9 is now available for you to pick up and play whenever you are ready. If, however, you are on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you will have to wait just a few more days for the game to be released. Specifically, you will have to wait until September 8 in order to get your sim racing fix in.

Today, NACON and KT Racing are celebrating the PC release of WRC 9, the official game of the FIA World Rally Championship. If you would like to pick it up right now, you can do so only through the Epic Games Store on PC (affiliate link, use creator code "zips" at checkout!).

This year's release includes improvements to vehicle behavior, driving realism, and includes some new game modes. There are also now Clubs, a free roaming zone to test cars out with, and even an "enriched" Career Mode. The Clubs Mode allows players to create their own championships from top to bottom and allow them to compete against friends or the community as a whole.

The devs are also promising to release a number of free updates in the coming months. These updates include the addition of a Photo Mode, new special stages for Portugal and Finland, additional cars, additional teams, a Co-driver Mode, and more.

With WRC 9, the passionate developers of the French studio KT Racing have pulled out all the stops to once again meet the high expectations of rally fans looking for tougher challenges and heightened realism. With an enhanced career mode and many technical improvements, players are thrust into the heart of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship season with many great highlights.
  • 3 new rallies: Japan, New Zealand, Kenya
  • Over 50 official teams and their livery from the WRC, WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC
  • Over 15 bonus cars that have left their mark on the history of the WRC
  • The brand-new Clubs Mode, to create customized championships