08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

‘Drive’ a Polo R WRC with Volkswagen’s new ‘Race Anywhere’ rally game app

Volkswagen Race Anywhere app

Hot on the heels of its third consecutive World Rally Championship driver and team titles and just ahead of the 2016 Rally Monte Carlo, Volkswagen has made the rally-winning Polo R WRC available for everyone to drive – on a smartphone or mobile tablet device.

In-app track editor
An iOS version is available to download from the Apple App Store for free, and the company states that ‘the app is an entirely new interpretation of classical racing games’. How? Drivers can drive Polos on tracks that they have designed using the in-app track editor. While not exactly groundbreaking, it adds another element of interactivity.

The track editor uses photos taken on the player’s smartphone to plan individual tracks with a choice of asphalt, gravel, mud and snow surfaces. Four pre-loaded routes offer practice laps and ‘races’, with the choice of Polo, Polo GTI or Polo R WRC cars to ‘drive’. Speed boosts and drifts are part of the challenge of the game, as players must choose the right time to go sideways when they are going faster.

An Android version will be available from Google Play ‘in the near future’ according to the German company, while social media platform Facebook also allows players to challenge friends as well as share their best results. UK enthusiasts and Polo R WRC fans can download the ‘Race Anywhere’ app here: apple.co/1ZRMCvK

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