WRC 9 for PS5 launches November 12 in America, Australia, and New Zealand; November 19 in the rest of the world

Get a free upgrade from the PlayStation 4 version.


The PlayStation 5 version of WRC 9 will be available at the system’s launch, publisher Nacon and developer KT Racing announced.

Here are the details:

Release Date

  • America
    • Digital – November 12
    • Retail – December 8
  • Australia and New Zealand
    • Digital – November 12
    • Retail – December 3
  • Rest of the World
    • Digital – November 19
    • Retail – November 9

PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 Upgrade

  • Digital – The digital PlayStation 4 version of WRC 9 allows you to download the PlayStation 5 version at no extra cost from November 19 (worldwide) and December 8 (Americas).
  • Retail – The physical PlayStation 4 version of WRC 9 allows you to download the digital PlayStation 5 version of the game at no additional cost when it releases. (PlayStation 5 with disc drive required and PlayStation 4 disc must remain inserted to play the game.

Does the PlayStation 5 Version Grant Access to the PlayStation 4 Version?

The PlayStation 5 versions (digital or physical) of WRC 9 only gives you access to the PlayStation 5 version of the game.

The PlayStation 5 version of WRC 9 will be playable in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It will also utilize the DualSense wireless controller to improve the feedback provided by different road surfaces, allowing players to “experience the most realistic driving systems yet and feel the difference between asphalt, gravel. and snow, as well as the direction of impacts.” The triggers have also been utilized to provide more feedback, reacting to the vehicle’s condition such as making acceleration harder when the car is damaged.

WRC 9 first launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store on September 3. It will also be available for Xbox Series and Switch “at a later date.” (This is mentioned in today’s press release despite the Xbox Series version previously appearing on Microsoft’s Xbox Series launch titles list.)

Watch a new gameplay video of WRC 9 on PlayStation 5 below.

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