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Codemasters Secure Official WRC Licence


Mar 26, 2018
If WRC 2023 will be on the pCARS3 engine - it's good, if on the DirtRally2.0 engine - then it was not worth it. I played ==300 hours of WRC8 against 94 hours of DirtRally2.0 and 195 hours of pCARS2.


Sep 21, 2017
Ah yes, because nobody can enjoy or value something else than you do...

Looking at the effort Codies puts into the lifeless F1 franchise, I don't expect an official WRC license is going to help much with Dirt.
The F1 games are lavish productions with amazing production values and in-depth career modes so I have no idea what on Earth the hell this means.

Great... another series that will now have terrible FFB :(
Are you people on drugs, holy ****. I remember buying WRC7 and refunding it in literally hald an hour because the FFB was absolute trash, worse than goddamn Forza. Meanwhile DR has perfectly fine FFB.

Wow... an all of a sudden everyone forgot DR 2.0 ever existed. The rally simulator that everyone had only good things to say about.....and KTs junk that never lived up to any standards...has somehow become KING of rally SIMULATION.
I shouldn't be surprised though...PC2 went from "bad simcade" to "better than AC and ACC" within a couple of days after Reiza announced PC2.5 Brazil Edition..oops sorry i mean "AMS2".
I don't understand this forum anymore. If the latest WRC game was any better than the previous ones i'd say this swift is justified, but that's not the case. It's the same "game", if not worse (loving those RPG elements don't ya?). What's the matter? Are you simply mad at Big Bad Codemasters?
I guess it's time to GTFO of here...
Some people are just speaking nonsense. The insane hateboner some supposed "sim racers" have against Codies is almost hilarious in how stupidly over-the-top it is.

Just look at how many people have deluded themselves into thinking that Kylotonn's WRC games were anything but rushed godawful trash. They were bad and still are bad. Everyone know that till WRC7 where the entire rally sim community had a collective stroke and seriously actually tried to pretend that it was as good as RBR, it was absolutely embarrassing how much people went to bat for KT's awful games.


Aug 18, 2015
WRC7 and WRC8 by Kylotonn were pretty okay.

I remember people whining about Kylotonn holding the license, but the last 2 weren't that bad. They however weren't great either. FFB was worse than that of Codemasters, but tarmac physics were better than those of Dirt Rally 2.0.

Kind of mixed feelings about Codies getting this license. If it will continue to develop on base of Dirt Rally 2.0 then might be ok. However, it's down to luck really. There's always something with their physics (Dirt Rally tarmac, Dirt 4 everything, Dirt Rally 2 tarmac)


May 10, 2013
Great news, by 2023 we will be close to 3 years in the new generation and therefore my hope is that their game engine will be top tier.


Nov 5, 2015
Oh no. Another yearly release-franchise with minimal changes. It will be catered to the mainstream. Hit a tree = just drive again with no problems. Simcade physics. Bad FFB just like DR 2.0. 200gb disk usage. Seasons, achievements locked behind DLC, deluxe, superdeluxe, ultra-ultradeluxe. WIll be supported for a half or a year, just like DR 2.0. Then bin it and create another.

Our only hope is Reiza making a real rally sim in 2025 or so. :whistling:
Way to stay positive, I get that EA has always been a money grabbing fruitcake, but do you really think Codemasters with their current team and leaders is capable of screwing everyone up the bum? It would be a shame if Codemasters would follow EA's footsteps, I don't think they will, they always made good quality games and they've been just as old as EA, don't think Codemasters is going to do that.

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