There’s a new Dirt game in the works, and it’s an off-road title that’s only been announced for PC.
Dirt Rally is available now on Steam Early Access, and launches with 17 classic and current cars and 36 stages. Codemasters is promising regular free updates that will add more vehicles, locations, and game modes to the title.
“With Dirt Rally, the team wanted to take off-road racing to a new level of realism, so tore up its previous pace notes and completely rebuilt the physical simulation and driving models to truly capture the feeling of each individual car as it hurtles along a variety of surfaces in different conditions,” said Codemasters.
“The community will be Dirt Rally’s co-driver and their feedback will help shape the evolution of the experience.”
The game’s current features:
◆ 17 CARS OVER 6 NEW AND CLASSIC CLASSES - Including BMW M3 Evo; Audi Quattro S1; Lancia Delta HF Integrale and Subaru Impreza
◆ DIVERSE LOCALES - 36 challenging stages set across Hafren, Wales; Monte Carlo, Monaco and Argolis, Greece
◆ TEAM MANAGEMENT – Hire up to four engineering staff to work on your car between stages
◆ RALLY ASYNC – Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world without the need to be online at the same time
◆ RALLY SEASONS – Compete in a succession of events with the aim of gaining promotion to the next rung on the driving ladder
◆ CUSTOM RALLY EVENTS – Take any car on any track and configure and compete in single or multi-stage events against the AI’s times
◆ UPGRADES – Unlock the full potential of your car with meaningful improvements to its handling and performance
◆ TUNING – Tweak your car set-up based on car, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style
◆ PHYSICS-BASED ASSISTS – Dirt Rally allows players to experience cars in their purest form it also offers a selection of real world assists similar to those seen in race and road vehicles as traction control and ABS.
◆ DAMAGE & REPAIRS – Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with a comprehensive and realistic damage model. Damage can be repaired by hiring Engineers to work in the team’s Service Area between stages but with a finite amount of time available.
Dirt Rally is available now on Steam Early Access for NZ$38.