Fans of the racing genre who only own consoles walked away with mud on their face in 2015 as PC gamers ended up with the best rally game money can buy. It should come as no surprise that it comes from the studio that’s known for knowing the racing business – Codemasters. DiRT Rally lived up to expectations and come 5 April console gamers will finally get to see what all the noise was about.
As might be expected it’ll come with some extra bells and whistles as it’ll include a tutorial, track variant, a career option (being able to purchase Rallycross cars from the get-go) and 7 new cars. Here are the new cars that will be added:
- Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
- Renault 5 Turbo
- Renault Alpine A110
- Opel Corsa Super 1600
- Peugeot 207 S1600
- Renault Clio S1600
- Mini Classic Rallycross
The good news is that if you own this on PC the new additions be made available in April at no extra cost. You’ll simply have to update your game and the content will be added. It’s a win for everyone! So why all this love? The chief game designer, Paul Coleman, explains:
[quote]The key thing is that everything we’re doing for this console version, any fixes that we’re finding because we’ve suddenly got a larger QA team working on multiple platforms, any improvements that we’re working to do with performance that can be brought back into the PC experience to make the PC game perform better, any content, like tutorials, new cars and tracks, they’re all going to be brought in with an update when the console version releases.
So PC players will get complete parity with what the console players are getting. We’re not leaving them in the dark. It was really important for us to do that.[/quote]
Here is a trailer showcasing what’s new:
DiRT Rally will launch on PS4 and Xbox One on 5 April.