V-Rally 4 [PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Switch/PC] September 2018 Release

Mr. Grumpy

Grumpy see, Grumpy do.
It's certainly been a while, V-Rally 3 was first released in 2002.

Big Ben Interactive - Press Release said:
Released in 1997 on PlayStation 1, V-Rally revolutionised the genre with 3 game modes and its selection of vehicles and famous tracks. Some years later, on PlayStation 2, V-Rally 3 was immensely successful, adding a career mode with decisive team choices and an even greater number of tracks.

Absent since 2003, the epic title is now making its big comeback with more than 50 models of emblematic rallying and extreme motorsports vehicles. Nostalgic players can collect, upgrade, customise, and above all, master them! In the trailer, we can already see 3 iconic cars: a Porsche 911 Safari, a Ford Mustang and a Ford Fiesta RS RX.

The goal of this new entry is to remain faithful to the identity of the franchise, which earned the support of millions of fans, and to strike a perfect balance between sensation, presentation, and simulation, while offering the best graphics and gameplay the latest technology can support.

Developed by Kylotonn Racing Games, a French studio specializing in racing simulations such as WRC 7 and TT Isle of Man. Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn, declared, "It's a real privilege for me to once again work on the V-Rally series. It's an extraordinary title that I have a very special connection to. I had a chance to join the team that created V-Rally to develop V-Rally 3 on the PlayStation 2 as a programmer. I'm very proud to be working on the franchise again 15 years later."

Behind the wheel of these epic vehicles, you'll experience the extreme sensations of the most insane races:
  • Rally: From Africa to Sequoia Park and Japan, travel the world along difficult tracks and in extremeconditions, such as snow, ice, and mud...
  • Extreme-Khana: You'll have to be a master of precision and drifting on these tracks full of pitfalls.
  • V-Rally Cross: Leave your opponents in the dust on these dirt/asphalt tracks and take on 7 expert
  • Buggy: Hop into your all-terrain vehicle to win the race on these particularly rugged tracks. Not for the faint of heart!
  • Hillclimb: Race to the top behind the wheel of powerful cars.You can also prove yourself in V-Rally 4's Online and Career modes.
    Let adrenaline boost your reflexes, learn to dominate the road and weather conditions, and take on the most dangerous tracks in spectacular settings.
V-Rally 4 will be available September 2018 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo SwitchTM and PC.
Press Release - PDF

This is being developed by Kyloton Racing who also developed the last three WRC games and TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge.

V-Rally 4 - Official Site - Bigben Interactive

Some thoughts on the surprise announcement and teaser trailer.
I'm going to try this, I like rally. I haven't finish WRC7 yet but I've finish Dirt Rally and Dirt 4 lately. I wonder how it stand with the other rally games that I have.

It's unfortunate that the trailer doesn't contain gameplay.
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Played V-Rally to death on PS1. You could do a full championship in 2 player splitscreen including CPU opponents. That made it incredibly fun.
Colin McRae (which released one year after V-Rally) was superior of course but you had to play alone. V-Rally was one of the best 2 player games ever.
V-Rally 2 was the best thing. Had a frickin' track editor and I spent a ton of time just making tracks. Me, my brother, my father, my cousins and my uncle used to gather in the living room and play V-Rally 2 (and Track'n'Field) all day. Those were the times.

But I don't see any track editor, which is disappointing. Hopefully it'll have split-screen at least.