Remember when we detailed the first free update for WRC 9 back in October? Well, there’s a second update heading our way in December, bringing additional cars, stages and more to WRC 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Obviously, the Toyota GR Yaris Concept is the standout offering, but there’s plenty more to catch your attention.
NACON and Toyota Motor Europe have announced the impending arrival of the Toyota GR Yaris Concept in the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, WRC 9. Based on the GR Yaris, it’s a new ultra-high-performance model which integrates all the cutting-edge technologies developed by Toyota for the WRC, including four-wheel drive for superior handling on roads. Specially designed for competitions, it has been faithfully reproduced in WRC 9 for an authentic experience.
Development of the car benefited from incorporating the combined expertise of Toyota GAZOO Racing and feedback from some of the WRC’s top drivers. The team and its Yaris WRC, which won the Manufacturer’s title in the 2018 season, is already a fan favourite. Very soon, rally car enthusiasts can take the wheel of the GR Yaris Rally Concept for the first time in a video game. The brand-new vehicle will join WRC 9’s vehicle roster this December in collusion with the second free update – although the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 update isn’t expected until a later date.
That’s just for starters though, with the all-new Co-driver mode set to be a hotly anticipated addition via the update. It’ll enable two online players to race in the same car, ensuring an entirely new level of realism is brought to WRC9. The co-driver will provide the rally pacenotes, including every detail such as the route, bends and hazards, thus creating total immersion through the integrated voice chat. Synchronisation and communication are key to victory in this co-op mode, allowing the possibility to really step into the shoes of the sport’s top partnerships and experience the game from a fresh perspective.
But wait, there’s more, because Rally Portugal will have six new special stages available to compete in. Due to these tracks alternating between forests, villages and wide-open spaces with breath-taking landscapes to admire, there are many more hours of gameplay coming your way. And finally, you can expect the inclusion of a new livery for the new Citroën C3 WRC team, Pirelli Tyre Team – Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jaeger.
Just hold tight until the second free update for WRC 9 arrives in December on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC!