WRC Generations on PS5 – The DVDfever Review – Rally racing simulator

WRC Generations
WRC Generations is out now, and is the latest in the rally-racing series, which still has a ton of options like last year’s WRC 10, which I hugely enjoyed playing through.

There’s little that’s changed between the two, from playing around 20 races so far, but between the two, there does seem to be less. Sure, there’s Quick Play, Career (solo) and multiplayer options, but WRC 10 featured various special stages, as well as the 50th Anniversary Mode, for even more. Maybe those should’ve been re-included with this, so you could continue your progression if you hadn’t completed it last time – and for any newcomers.

That said, I see the locations in this entry include Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, Italy – Sardinia, Kenya, Estonia, Finland, Belgium, Greece, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Italy – Sanremo, France – Corsica, Turkey, Wales – featuring numerous courses, sometimes with ‘reverse track’ options, along with a final race that combines them all together, making for a LONG race!

So, there’s still a ton of content to get into, although I’m not sure whether there was more in WRC 10 than this.

My biggest beef for WRC Generations? While the visuals looks as stunning as before – from basic screenshots, WRC 10 gave us 4K 60fps graphics in 2021, and now we’re a year on, and I get options of… well, 4K 30fps or 2K 60fps! (2K, basically being 1080p). What in the hell went wrong?

And then, initially, the game seemed to recognise my display is capable of 120Hz, and to go to the display options section… but then I STILL only get these two lame options.

It’s the same with other games like A Plague Tale: Requiem. I wanted to check that out on PS5, after the remaster of 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence looked exceptional on next-gen hardware. But no, Focus Entertainment broke the new one. I even tried it on PC on Xbox Game Pass, with a GTX1660 Super, but Super, it was not.

The Most INSANE STUNT EVER on WRC Generations! – PS5 (2K 60fps) – DVDfeverGames

Also, for WRC Generations on the PS5, like before, it takes ages before co-driver decides whether or not to react to your crash, which is weird, so the AI still needs improving on that, although it does come out with some gems at times (race 12?)

There’s also a lot of obvious pop-up at times.

God knows what these companies have done to these games in 2022. You managed it last year, so get it right for this year! It’s not like you even had to change anything, since you have the game engine ready!

The audio is fine as before, and exactly what you’d expect for raspy car sounds. In addition, also like before, you’ll hear certain sounds through your controller, like the bits of a gate as you crash through it (when you really shouldn’t be, because you’re meant to be – y’know – on the race track!). I’d rather have these coming out of the usual speakers, though. I don’t get why they have to come through the controller, and I can’t seem to find an option to change this.

Overall, unless this game gets fixed back to 4K60fps, you may as well buy WRC 10 as it’s now cheaper, and works properly. This is meant to be next-gen gaming, but isn’t.

Note that I’ve also tried 2K60, but I do want 4K!

Overall: 7/10

Thanks to our friends at KT Racing for the review code for this game.

WRC Generations is out now on PS5, Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC/Steam, and PS4.

WRC Generations – 4K UHD 30fps Gameplay – DVDfeverGames

Important info:

  • Developer: KT Racing
  • Publisher: Nacon
  • Players: single-player, multiplayer