Today publisher Deep Silver has confirmed that the next rally game in the Dirt series, Dirt 4 will be launching this summer and will be available to play on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One from June 6th 2017 onwards.
Developed by Codemasters the latest off-road racing game will feature cars such as the Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2.
Check out the announcement trailer below to whet your appetite for what you can expect from the Dirt 4 game which has the official license of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
– Your Stage
As the saying goes, “a circuit driver sees the same corner a thousand times, but a rally driver sees a thousand different corners” — and that’s the experience Dirt 4 aims to recreate. While our Career Mode rally routes are replayable and carefully curated to challenge a driver’s ever-growing skill-set, players will also have access to a new feature called Your Stage. A game changer for racing, Your Stage is an incredibly cool tool that means that the robotic nature of learning a stage will be a thing of the past.
Your Stage is our very own route generator that allows players to create stages to their own specification, giving you all sorts of options with regards to length, complexity, and time of day. At the push of the button, you can generate a stage that no-one will have ever seen before — and with more than a billion possible stages across five different locations, the possibilities are astounding.
These tracks can then be shared with friends online too, so you can create a track, throw down a time, and challenge your buddies to beat it. We might also have a few special guests setting some extra-special challenges further down the line…
– Dirt 4 Was Developed with Real-life Drivers
At Codemasters, we pride ourselves on providing the most authentic representation of motorsport possible — which is why, when developing the game, we called in top-flight rally driver Kris Meeke along with former Rally champ and two-time World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg to help us nail down the feeling of driving these amazing cars around a blind bend at breakneck speed.
Petter and Kris came to the development studio to consult and assist with the handling aspects of Dirt 4 — and thanks to their years of world-class Rally and Rallycross experience, Dirt 4’s feel and handling has been taken to the next level. Petter’s son (and motorsport champion of the future) Oliver Solberg also helped us with the handling and behavior of the crosskarts, which will be new to the Dirt franchise this year!
– More US Locations Than Ever Before
The new game brings a whole host of American locations to Dirt, so there’s plenty of homegrown road to get your teeth into. Michigan is one of the five Rally stage locations, while Nevada, California, and Baja in Mexico also make their Dirt game debuts as truck and buggy racing makes a return in Landrush.
The new DirtFish Rally School in Washington will also host your first few steps as a racing driver, where Jen Horsey will teach you all of the tips and tricks you’ll need to confidently throw your car around a stage. The school also doubles as a free practice zone for all of your vehicle-tuning needs, where you’ll instantly be able to test new vehicles and new setups.
– Be Fearless
Dirt 4’s all about the adrenaline rush, the thrill, and the danger of off-road racing — and more than that, it’s about loving that exhilaration. Whether you’re pushing flat out on the side of a cliff, or seeing how much air you can get in a truck, Dirt 4 is about driving forward in the face of adversity, as fast as you can. With our new technology, added realism, expanded content, and multiplayer modes, Dirt 4’s set to be our biggest and boldest Dirt game yet.
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