Dirt Rally 2.0 wants to be the most authentic racing game ever made
PREPARE FOR THE MOST FRUSTRATING RIDE OF YOUR LIFE
FORMAT: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE | PUBLISHER: CODEMASTERS | DEVELOPER: IN-HOUSE | RELEASE: 26 FEBRUARY 2019 | PLAYERS: TBC IT’S ALL ABOUT AUTHENTICITY
1 Codemasters found success with Dirt Rally three years ago, and is now eagerly pursuing a sequel, inching ever closer to creating the most authentic off-road racing game ever. Dirt Rally 2.0 is essentially a huge expansion on everything the original did so well, with the team working to tweak the miniature of the core driving experience and introduce a wide array of new content.
2 Dirt Rally 2.0 is the official licensee of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and you should expect the content to reflect that. Codemasters has promised it will launch in 2019 with the first rounds of the World RX Championship, with the circuits found in the latter end of the competition included as updates as the season progresses. Codemasters is eagerly answering concerns that were raised over content after Dirt Rally launched in 2015 in impressive fashion.
THE ROSTER IS EXPANDING
3 Alongside a host of old favourites and all-new rides – such as the powerhouse Audi S1 RX and Volkswagen Polo R, cars with an acceleration of 0-100kphin less than two seconds – Dirt Rally 2.0 is actually introducing a completely new class of vehicle to proceedings in the form of the GT class.
This means the game will have a pretty sweet balance between speed and muscle across its roster for the first time ever.
IT’S DRAWING FROM REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE
4 In an effort to further improve authenticity, Codemasters is investing heavily in the experience of real rally champions and professional gamers. The studio has touted the collaborations with
Jon Armstrong and Ryan Champion, with the real world and virtual racers working to help better capture the feel of rally driving and tweak the new handling model being introduced in 2.0.