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Featured WRC 5 Console Patch Coming December 4th

Discussion in 'WRC 5 The Game' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

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    Kylotonn Games have made available details of an upcoming patch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 regarding the latest game from the WRC franchise, WRC 5.

    With a planned release date of December 4th, the latest patch should bring the Xbox One and PS4 copy of the game up to version 1.00 and promises to feature a host of much anticipated improvements and fixes.

    "Feedback from the WRC and racing community is very important for us as it helps to understand what they are expecting and where we did not achieve the best results,” Alain Jarniou, Game Director of WRC 5 stated.

    "One of the major issues we encountered at the launch concerned steering wheel compatibility on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, which is going to be solved with this update.

    "The patch will also correct other minor bugs in order to improve the racing experience. The PC version has already received several updates, but consoles workflow and validation systems make things a little bit longer and we’re sure game players will notice the big improvement. Of course, we do not forget Playstation 3 users who will receive an update as well but later. The console's workflow and validation systems make things a little bit longer and we’re sure game players will notice the big improvement".​

    A further update for the PS3 version is due for release at a later date.

    WRC 5 – Xbox One and Playstation 4 Patch 1.0 – Release notes

    Common to all platforms:

    • D-Pad can be used for steering.
    • Add option to configure steering wheel rotation angle.
    • Wheel max angle set in real time when modifying value in menus.
    • Fix UI actions not being bound on steering wheels.

    Gameplay corrections:
    • Penalty system changed: Penalty is no more a 30s malus on the first mistake but is now a smaller cumulative time malus.
    • SS2 Monte Carlo time corrected: this stage is now easier to win.
    • Force feedback bug fix when going in reverse.
    • Disable codriver shock voice event.
    • Pad vibrations are stronger and redesigned
    • Respawn system correction: to avoid exploits, « back on track » system now teleports on the last road section left and not the closest.
    • Sound enhancements: more drifts / public / surfaces feedbacks.

    • Crash fix with non-ASCII characters in nickname / multiplayer name.
    • Fix Chardonnet helmet.
    • End replay bug fix: rankings do not change anymore when replay is finished.
    • Vehicle and Copilot sounds bug fix after a replay.

    PC Specific:
    • Crash fix (keyboard/game pad conflict).

    PS4 Specific:
    • Fix Thrustmaster steering wheel Force FeedBack (FFB) management.
    • Add Fanatec steering wheel support.
    • Add Logitech G29 support.

    Xbox One specific:
    • Microsoft FFB API integrated, should work on every wheels Xbox One compatible.

    With strong contender for rally king DiRT Rally, and upcoming release of Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo due early 2016 Kylotonn Games need to keep up an aggressive strategy of updates and improvements if they don't want their new title to fall too far behind its rivals before it gets the chance to really show rally fans what it can do.

    Have you tried WRC 5 yet? Let us know your opinions in the comments section below!
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  2. rocafella1978


  3. To be honest, I already think it has fallen quite far behind. And Seb Loeb Rally Evo looks like it will be a similar game but a bit better. I think Codies have won the rally game battle, not much can top DiRT Rally at the moment...
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  4. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

    I agree pretty much. WRC 5 has the official cars and locations which obviously has its advantages, but from what I see (I'm waiting for the promised WRC demo....) DiRT has all the trump cards at this stage.

    Seb Loeb rally looks a bit iffy from the videos, but again I haven't driven it yet so its unfair to comment.

    Now Codies just need next years WRC licence.... :D
  5. They've probably shown more support for their game post release than Milestone did with any of their WRC titles. To this day I believe the wrc3 menu system is still buggy as heck. ;)

    As far as SLRE goes. It's a little strange they're ~ 2 months from release, yet they're showing alpha/beta footage even in their latest trailers and screenshots.

    And for WRC license. I'd rather CM continue to improve upon what they already have going. Given the similarities between Milestone's WRC titles and this, I think it's easy to see what the FIA/WRC themselves want out of an official licensed game. So if CM got the WRC license, I would expect a game along the same lines of the previous WRC titles.
  6. Benutzername

    The Will to Death is what keeps me alive Premium

    Despite Dirt Rallye and the classic Rallye games no rallye game ever has looked good enough in terms of physics or anything. I doubt WRC 5 will change that.
    Seeing that not even the textures eem to have got the love a good game should get... Nope. Patches wont save that game.
  7. Of course there is room for improvement however for a game which physics lead Mark Reynolds stated was developed in 12 months, Kylotonn Games haven't done a bad job at all - they've created a better experience than any of the Milestone made WRC games.

    Dirt Rally has years of development behind it so I'd expect CM to make a decent rally sim plus they've listened to the feedback of the early access buyers (myself included).
  8. I have to agree the CM getting the WRC licence may not be that good an idea . all we would have then is yet another serialized game like the F1 series.
    Not sure how they would go about the classic content or the WRX & Hill Climb bits.
    The FIA would like something that focused on only the current era & not to much old stuff.
    That would only show up the short comings of the current style of Rallying.

    I have no idea how long the current Developers hold the rights for with Mile stone it was 4 or five years I seem to remember.
  9. Bought this to PS4 due discounted price what it had. One problem, where the heck are pad vibrations when you drive? Surely they have to know that driving game NEED vibrations(and need lot of it all the time) to give driving feedback to player.

    Of course later I can use my Fanatec CSW v2 when it has got support from oncoming patches. But c'mon, no pad vibrations, seriously?
  10. Hello Ben....are you driving WRC5 and F1 2015?
  11. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden

    Wrc5 yes f12015 no. Mainly project cars how are you
  12. I'm fine thank you.
    Really enjoying wrc5
    The new patch on f1 2015 made the multiplayer playable again.