Bigben Interactive and Kylotonn Racing Games released two new videos for V-Rally 4 covering the game’s special track generation tool so gamers can experience never-before-played racing challenges across a number of different exotic environments.
The two videos are moderate in length, giving gamers a look at how the tracks play out after they’ve been generated in the Rally Mode. You can check out the first video below, as recorded by Team VVV.
The video starts in Kenya, featuring a race around some tight bends, some low jumps, and some rocky passes along the hillside.
The track takes about six minutes to complete, and sports a lot of different twists and turns that actually seems like it could very well be from a hand-crafted track and not one that’s just generated.
Now this isn’t a procedurally generated map on the fly, what it does is grab a number of pre-crafted rally stages through the race, and it opens and closes these stages, which are known as “specials”.
A second video was also released featuring a race through a rainy dirt track in Malaysia. You can check it out below.
You can see that there are multiple segments in a stage, and these segments are marked by the white marks on the side of the HUD.
As the player loads up the map, the segments are opened and closed off at random so that you get a different rally experience when you play. This adds a lot more variety and replayability to V-Rally 4 that you otherwise wouldn’t receive.
The response to the game so far has been fairly positive. It’s not doing anything overly special but seems to be aiming for a middle-of-the-dirt road experience. If it delivers solid physics and car handling then I think that will play a big role in how well it’s adopted among racing sim enthusiasts.