Xpand Rally details

Techland reveals details on its extreme rally driving game.

Poland-based Techland has today released new information on Xpand Rally, its upcoming racing game based on the semi-illegal Xpand Rally Championship. The XRC was created by a group of young car owners who were unable to acquire professional rally licenses--the first races took place in Germany and the US.

The game will feature 20 real factory cars, all of which will handle differently and can be tuned up to high-performance racing machines as players progress through the game. There will be more than 60 different circuits from all over the world in Xpand Rally, and players will apparently not be restricted to driving within the confines of a narrow track--although it'll most likely be quicker to do that than to go cross-country.

Perhaps the most interesting feature promised for the game is the way in which the cars' handling will be affected by the elements. Rain during a race could eventually turn a dry track into a more challenging muddy one, and players will also have to be aware of any wind blowing across the circuit as this will have the power to push cars off course slightly.

Xpand Rally is scheduled for release in Europe on December 5, but no North American release has been confirmed at the time of writing. For more information, check out our previous coverage of the game.

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