Rally fans and gaming enthusiasts across the world can emulate the achievements of Junior World Rally Champion William Creighton on the newly launched EA SPORT WRC game.
The EA SPORT WRC for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via EA App, Epic Store, and Steam went on sale this week heralding a new era in gaming for the FIA World Rally Championship.
Boasting 50 crews from across WRC, WRC2 and FIA Junior WRC, and locations from the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship, EA SPORTWRC delivers unparalleled realism, longer stages and a new Dynamic Handling System that keeps players on the limit of control.
One of the 78 cars on offer is Crieghton’s JWRC-winning Ford Fiesta Rally3.
Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member Creighton won the J1RC title this year after the dramatic championship-deciding Rally Greece in September.
Also featured is the Ford Fiesta Rally3 of JWRC frontrunner Eamonn Kelly and the Hyundai i20 N Rally2 of Josh McErlean meaning there are three current Irish WRC drivers and their cars on offer in the game.
All three navigators, Creighton's co-driver Liam Regan, McErlean's man James Fulton and Kelly's navigator Conor Mohan are also featured on the new game.
EA SPORT WRC marks the first collaboration between the World Rally Championship and global gaming powerhouse Electronic Arts, the publisher behind video game juggernauts such as F1, and Madden NFL.
The game has been developed by Codemasters, which boasts more than 25 years of rally game heritage.
“Sim racing fans worldwide can experience all of the thrills, drama, and unpredictability of the most demanding motorsport on the planet,” said Ross Gowing, Senior Creative Director at Codemasters.
"EA SPORTS WRC harnesses our 25 years of rally development experience and authentically recreates the intensity and exhilaration of rallying, now with the added power of the official WRC license.
“By working closely with all of our partners in the sport, we’ve ensured that EA SPORTS™ WRC is the ultimate sim experience, and it will keep players coming back for more.”
Text by Sean Moriarty / Video edit by lefthand.ie