PQube and Milestone Announce WRC 4

24th September 2013 PQube in collaboration with the development studio Milestone, renowned racing videogame developer and publisher Bigben Interactive, announces WRC FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4, the fourth chapter of one of the most loved racing franchises of all time, to be released in October 2013 on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® and Windows PC.

Emotion, Authenticity, Simulation.

Following the path taken with the previous chapter of the series, WRC 4 will feature a new amazing mix of elements with high graphical detail and real in-game sound. All these improvements are possible thanks to the community’s feedback. The main characteristics that will be included into this new game are: loyalty to the license, an exciting game experience, accessibility for first-time players and a dynamic and competitive online game mode.

The short trailer video below unveils the official 2013 FIA World Rally Championship videogame, revealing the quality of this brand new opus.

Among new features of this 2013 edition, players will have the chance to experience new lighting conditions, new weather effects depending on the stage, and a brand new Career Mode to put the player into real driver’s shoes . Realism and immersion are two of the most important pillars of the development, with impressive 3D environments and an HDR system that will grant the best in-game performance.

“We’re really happy to be part of this exciting WRC 4 announcement and to announce so many new features in the 2013 version of the game”, affirms Milestone’s Luisa Bixio.

“This brand new chapter, different from the previous reboot of the series, will include many of the improvements requested by the community. A lot of the features that we’ve seen on the official Facebook page or received by mail have been incorporated. We’re convinced that WRC 4 represents a step forward for the series and will be appreciated by players.”, concludes Bixio.

Dave Pain, Managing Director of PQube added:- “Milestone are creating fantastic games and we are delighted to continue our partnership with them to bring their games to the UK market.  WRC3 surpassed all expectations in the UK and WRC has once again become an established franchise here.  With a massive marketing campaign including TV support, and the significant new additions in WRC4 this will be a must stock item for UK retail.“ 

WRC 4 is the official game for the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship and features all the rallies from the 2013 WRC calendar, complete with all leading WRC teams and drivers in the revamped Career Mode to turn players into real WRC drivers. WRC 4 also features an improved version of the graphics engine, called Spikengine, launched last year.

WRC4 will be available in October 2013, for Xbox 360®, Windows PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita. For more information and to download the press kit visit: www.pqube.co.uk/wrc4 or www.wrcthegame.com.

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About PQube

PQube is a publisher, distributor and service provider for the interactive entertainment industry with a global reach from its UK offices in Letchworth and Doncaster and European network.

Publishing and distributing games, consoles and accessories and covering all major formats and digital channels, PQube has established a track record of success and together with its key partners handles several major franchises in the UK and European markets including WRC, BlazBlue, History Channel Great Battles, Arcana Heart, MX Mud, SBK, CrashTime, Persona 4 Arena, Harvest Moon as well as Sega, Sonic, Street Fighter 2 and Atari retro console ranges.

Through its services division PQube offers business development, marketing and PR services together with a range of support services including web design, e-commerce, production, and fulfilment solutions. For more information visit www.pqube.co.uk

About Milestone

Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian videogames developer and it is recognized worldwide as a leading Studio specialized in racing titles. The company is unique in the Italian scenario thanks to an obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail which have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK® Superbike World Championship series and the official game of the FIA World Rally Championship represent two clear examples.  For more information please visit www.milestone.it.

About Bigben Interactive

A tier one player for developing and distributing gaming accessories and mobile phone accessories, BIGBEN INTERACTIVE has subsidiaries in France, Benelux, Germany and Hong Kong. The Group is recognized for designing and creating innovative products and its ambition is to become a leader in multimedia accessories in the European market, driven by the rise of smartphones and the evolution of video gaming.

About WRC

Widely regarded as the most challenging motor sport competition in the world, the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) puts cars and drivers in a series of two, three or four-day events through some of the toughest, and most varied, conditions on the planet. The roads on this epic motor sport adventure range from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Greece – over surfaces including packed ice, smooth asphalt and boulder-strewn rocky tracks. Established in its current format in 1973, in 2013 drivers and manufacturers – including Citroën and Volkswagen - will battle for the annual driver and manufacturer championship trophies on rallies spread across 13 countries. For more information about the WRC visit www.wrc.com.

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