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EA will reveal its first WRC game next week

Electronic Arts will take the wraps off its first World Rally Championship (WRC) game next week.

“Join us on September 5 for the full reveal of EA Sports WRC,” the company tweeted on Friday.

The announcement follows a recent report from ever-reliable leaker billbil-kun, who claimed that the game will be released on November 3, 2023, with three days early access available to owners of its Champions Edition.

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Codemasters secured the rights to the WRC licence back in 2020, agreeing to release an annual WRC game for five years, starting in 2023.

A year later, Codemasters was acquired by Electronic Arts, and the WRC licensing agreement came across with it.

It’s claimed that EA Sports WRC was originally planned for release in July 2023, before it was delayed until later in the year.

The game will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, and will be released in a Standard Edition and a Champions Edition, with the latter including the base game and five seasons’ worth of game expansions.

EA Play subscribers will reportedly also have a typical 10-hour trial, as well as the same three-day early access period offered to Champions Edition players.

One potentially surprising aspect of the game, according to billbil-kun, is its price. The base edition will reportedly cost $49.99 / €49.99 / £44.99, which is notably less than the $69.99 / £69.99 EA charged for its latest Formula 1 game, F1 23.