Codemasters has confirmed – after a little tease earlier this week – that Dirt Rally 2.0 will be released on PC and console next year.
Dirt Rally 2.0 is a soft reboot for the long-running rally franchise, and sees the series once again focused on providing a hardcore simulation of the sport.
Gone is Dirt 4‘s Your Stage mode. Instead, Dirt Rally 2.0 will take place in six rally locations around the world, including Argentina, Poland, New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, and the USA.
Once again the series has the official FIA World Rallycross Championship licence. It will include eight WorldRX circuits, and official cars from the competition. Preorders for the game will also include the bonus Porsche 911 RGT Tally spec.
The Dirt Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition will give players access the first two seasons of post-launch content, which is comprised of three new locations, and five early vehicle unlocks.
Dirt Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition vehicle unlocks
- AUDI Sport quattro S1 E2
- Ford Escort MkII
- Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite
- Lancia Stratos
- Subaru Impreza 1995
Ross Gowing, chief games designer at Codemasters, said in a press statement:
“Our passionate, knowledgeable community helped to make DiRT Rally a special title. We have been working with a selection of that community alongside a roster of real world rally drivers to ensure that we meet their high standards. We are not afraid to make a challenging game. Driving a rally car down a stage is not easy and we want players to experience that same adrenaline rush from driving on the edge.”
You can get an early glimpse of the game in the Dirt Rally 2.0 announcement trailer.
Dirt Rally 2.0 will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Tuesday February 26, 2018. We’ll have some hands-on impressions – and more comments from Ross Gowing – later this week
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