Wheelie Shiny: WRC 3 Diary Shows Rally Art

A bit better than my mini.
A developer diary for forthcoming offroad racing game WRC 3 feature Italian devs Milestone explaining why they thing this is the best rally game ever made. A good part of the reason for that belief rests with their new engine, which allows them to play with fancy lighting and particle effects, as well as employing something called “satellite modelling”, which appears to be constructing their 3D tracks based on overhead satellite shots? Something like that.

Anyway, it appears faithful to current rallying realities, so go take a look.

The game is set for an October release.


  1. Sigvatr says:

    Can someone explain what these guys mean by a new high-profile particle effects system? That’s some technobabble if I ever.

    • max pain says:

      It’s just random buzzwords, but I guess what they want to say is they are proud of their particles looks.

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  2. EPICTHEFAIL says:

    Oh, so they`re doing the same thing as HAWX` terrain modelling, except a bit better? Also, Jim has a mini?

  3. CaspianRoach says:

    This game looks worse than Dirt.

  4. phylum sinter says:

    i’m totally in the dark about the this series – i wish there were more than Codemasters and EA investing in these types of games, and welcome anybody else doing so. I’m going to have to look into WRC2 before i have any excitement about this beyond curiosity though.

    Have any of you played the WRC series? any fans?

  5. dsi1 says:

    “Reproduce the effects required for rally racing”

    *proceeds to show off mud caking and visual damage effects*

    So uh, what about the tire, suspension, and engine simulation?

    • Jekhar says:

      Just forget it. This will be an arcade racer, and even for that the handling is “meh”. Check the previous article about this game on RPS. There was a video showing some (3rd person) gameplay.

      • Guvornator says:

        Well, these are the guys who made Screamer, so if it’s an arcade racer it should be one hell of one. I’m interested to see how this turns out, though not exactly excited.

  6. Stochastic says:

    Here’s a recent video preview done by TeamVVV (not spam despite the appearance of the URL): link to youtu.be

    • Jason Moyer says:

      That actually looks much better than I was expecting. By “looks” I mean the stage design and the handling model, not really too concerned about the graphics.

  7. Claidheamh says:

    Best rally game ever made? They mustn’t have ever heard of Richard Burns Rally, which doesn’t bode well for the developers’ competence in developing rally games. It does seem like it could be some arcadey fun, though.

  8. BurnSeasons says:

    Am I the only one who thought that looked like a car in skyrim in the screenshot?

  9. cHeal says:

    looks crap.

  10. Jason Moyer says:

    Dunno if anyone’s seen this, but inside simracing did a quick preview. This really looks surprisingly good so far. Not Richard Burns Rally or Rally Championship 2000 quality (I doubt we’ll ever see anything like either of those again) but still pretty good. link to youtube.com

    It certainly looks far better than the last 2 DiRT games.