Italian-made motorbike and rally racing games SBK and WRC will now be distributed in the UK by Ubisoft.
Critics of WRC ace Sebastien Loeb – who has just won his seventh consecutive world title – will point out that the Frenchman has dominated an era that has seen the sport regress, with a competitive field somewhat lacking in the greatness of the past: no Vatanens, Mikkolas, Kankkunens, Sainzs or Mäkinens, say.
Those silly enough to doubt Loeb's genius will presumably also assume that an official WRC game arriving half a decade after the last one will find itself similarly able to impress with less effort.
The reality is very different, of course. You don't become a seven-time world champion of anything without an abundance of talent, unless you're somehow involved in an international Big Brother competition. The same applies to any rally game these days, regardless of licence.
Black Bean Games has released a PC version of the demo for new rally racer WRC.
A demo of Milestone's new WRC rally game is available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers now.
"It's not only about racing. It's about rallying. That's something different."
No preciousness about damage modelling here.
Rally franchise set to return.