DiRT 4 Announced!
Hot off the heels following the success of fantastic Dirt Rally, DiRT 4 has just been announced by Codemasters and Koch Media. DiRT Rally was a huge success with is unforgiving realism, but many fans were hoping that we’d one day see a return to the more friendly and arcade style gameplay that the DiRT series became known for following the end of the legendary Colin McRae series. Well now those calls have been answered!
Offing a variety of racing disciplines such as Rally (obviously), Rallycross, Buggies, Trucks and what is being described as a “game changer for racing” for a new system called “Your Stage”. This feature will provide an innovative rally route creation tool; essentially you’ll be able to create your very own race-tracks. Which then you’ll be able to share and challenge your friends and fellow online gamers to see if they can beat your course and time. DiRT 4 will also feature the official FIA World Rallycross Championship and locations such as Australia, Spain, California and more.
DiRT 4 will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 9th. Below you can check out a list of key features courtesy of the official press release, as well as the announcement trailer and a batch of new screenshots.
*OVER 50 OF THE MOST BREATH-TAKING OFF-ROAD CARS EVER BUILT– Including Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2.
*5 INCREDIBLE RALLY LOCATIONS WITH MILLIONS OF ROUTES – Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales
*THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – Race at Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill in a multitude of different series
*LANDRUSH – Short-course dirt track racing in Pro Buggies, Pro-2 Trucks, Pro-4 Trucks and Crosskart vehicles in California, Nevada and Mexico
*JOYRIDE – Laptime challenges, smash challenges, free-play area and send challenges to friends
*DiRT ACADEMY – Taking place at the DirtFish Rally School in Washington, USA, learn the skills, techniques and practice to become the best!
*CAREER MODE – create your driver, compete across the disciplines, gain sponsors and build your team with clear goals and rewards
*COMPETITIVE GAMING – Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world
*NEXT GENERATION OF RACENET – Live ladder, leagues and tournaments, cross-platform leaderboards, enhanced CREST telemetry system
*TUNING – Tweak your set-up based on vehicle, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style
*DAMAGE & REPAIRS – Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with an improved 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.