It may not be a big enough title to warrant any sort of justified outrage, but some people did pay full price for it, and obviously there are decision-makers from above who felt the quality of the product did not live up to what’s expected from a PlayStation 4 game. While browsing the PlayStation Store for some Black Friday deals yesterday, I noticed something particularly odd; Kylotonn’s recently-released World Rally Championship title – WRC 6 – is nowhere to be found. This game simply does not exist on the PlayStation store, nor can it be found on the online hub traditionally accessed from a desktop computer. If you are planning to purchase WRC 6 for your wife’s son as punishment for failing his mid-terms, you won’t be able to do so.
There is still some sort of game overview page held on Sony’s official domain – indicating they’re aware the title exists – but actually busting out the credit card and trying to purchase the digital version of WRC 6 as a North American region consumer isn’t possible. This is not a game I was interested in buying for my PS4; I was merely confused as to why only WRC 5 appeared on the marketplace under the racing game category, when the title is over a year old, and was unanimously trashed by virtually everybody who touched it. I also have yet to see a physical copy of WRC 6 out in the wild; during my own black Friday adventures, boxes of WRC 5 still line the shelves at places like Best Buy and Wal-Mart, clearly left untouched for a period of several months.
I’m basically left under the impression that WRC 6 has been scrubbed from the PlayStation store, at least for North American users. Though some outlets, such as sim racing news hub TeamVVV and YouTube personality FailRace, have praised the title as a serious alternative to DiRT Rally, upon merely examining raw gameplay video of WRC 6 on YouTube, it’s hard to understand where this praise is coming from. WRC 6 is a PlayStation 4 game in name and compatibility, easily surpassed by the officially licensed WRC offerings released by Evolution Studios over a decade ago.
Oh, you thought I was kidding?
We have reached out to Kylotonn for further info, because $60 games traditionally don’t disappear into thin air in this manner.