Sebastien Loeb has been called one of the greatest rally drivers of all time. He has won the WRC title nine times in a row. He has made a ton of money from sponsorships, endorsements, and even had time to grab himself a pikes peak record while he was at it. BUT! The dude didn’t have his own video game so none of that counted. …Until now! It was just announced that Loeb will finally get his own video game that will be published by Bandai-Namco. The rally racing game dubbed “Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO” and will afford players to be coached and guided by Loeb himself through their own virtual rally racing career.
The cars that players will drive range all the way from the legendary Group B up to today’s WRC cars. The game will also feature dynamic weather affects, damage modeling (including tire punctures), and an “advanced physics” engine. Of course a multi-player mode will be available as well because what good is a rally racing game if you cant destroy your friends in it? The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC via Steam. Although there is no solid release date just the vague window of “autumn 2015”. This means we will likely get more info about the game and maybe even a chance to play it at E3 2015. We will keep you posted! For now you can check out a few in-game screen shots and developer diary videos below.
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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and developer Milestone s.r.l., have announced Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo, an uncompromising off-road simulator created in collaboration with one of the most iconic figures in the history of rally sports, coming out this Autumn on the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo places racers deep into the competitive world of rally with advanced physics and environmental effects, a huge variety of popular rally cars, realistic artificial intelligence, comprehensive career mode and multiplayer online gameplay to create a completely compelling and immersive racing experience.
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo offers a wealth of rally vehicles from past and present rally history along every major category of vehicle, from the powerful group B to the modern WRC. True to the down and dirty world of rally racing, each vehicle exhibits an accurate damage model with scratches, tire punctures and car deformation. The track features special weather effects for rain and wind, along with dawn, noon, sunset and night settings to present a variety of racing conditions. Nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb serves as the player’s guide through the in-depth career mode, which challenges gamers to race a variety of rally events to earn money and unlock more powerful vehicles to climb the world rankings and become champion.
“Sébastien Loeb is a sportsman of the highest level, and Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo captures the excitement of his world with intense rally racing, a deep catalog of tracks and vehicles, and an immersive racing experience,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With the power of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the team at Milestone has created the ultimate rally racer, and every powerslide, bump and collision is crafted by people with a clear love of the sport.”
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