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VR BETA Heads to EA SPORTS WRC

If you are a fan of rally driving and VR gaming? Then today is a good day, as a free update for all PC players on Steam, Epic and the EA app has been revealed for EA Sports WRC and you can Watch the VR Gameplay Reveal Trailer here, or check out the video at the bottom of this post.

Electronic Arts Announced this exciting addition to EA SPORTS WRC’s this morning and it will be available tomorrow, April 30th 2024, and ready to give you all the motion sickness you can handle from the bumpy high-speed racing sim.

If you’re into your sim racing, this one is certainly too good to ignore, and it’ll support a good range of VR headsets too, such as the Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, Valve Index, Oculus Rift S, Oculus CV1, and HTC Vive.

What EA Had to Say

“We are really excited to be bringing VR to EA Sports WRC”, says Creative Director, Matthew Battison, “With VR, players will be able to experience rallying directly through the driver’s eyes and immerse themselves fully in the challenging experience that the WRC offers. They will be able to feel the adrenaline as they reach incredible speeds and tackle gravity-defying jumps in the unforgiving asphalt, gravel, and snow stages, while soaking in the highly detailed environments of the 18 game locations.”

Gameplay Reveal Trailer

System Requirements

The “minimum specs” for playing in VR are equivalent to the “recommended specs” for non-VR.

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel i5 10600K
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RC 5700XR or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • DirectX: Version 12 (“DX12”)
  • Storage: 95GB, SSD preferred
  • Network: Broadband internet connection (to download updates, game is playable offline)
  • Other hardware: Monitor and keyboard

Additionally, below are some configurations to achieve optimal performance during gameplay.

Configuration 1: 90+ fps achieved

  • Headset: Meta Quest 2
  • CPU: Intel i9 13900K
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (4090 also tested)
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • In-Game Upscaler Setting: DLSS Quality
  • In-Game Graphics Preset: Ultra

Configuration 2: 90+ fps achieved

  • Headset: Meta Quest 2
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen R9 7900x
  • GPU: AMD RX 7900XT
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • In-Game Upscaler Setting: FidelityFX Quality<
  • In-Game Graphics Preset: High

Configuration 3: 80+ fps achieved

  • Headset: Meta Quest 2
  • CPU: Intel i9 10900K
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • In-Game Upscaler Setting: DLSS Quality
  • In-Game Graphics Preset: High

Any higher-spec hardware than this will result in a more performant experience, and give greater freedom to use more demanding graphics settings.

Tell me More

More details regarding hardware support, suggested settings and configurations, view modes and features, can be found on the EA blog. For more information about the game, please visit the official website.

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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