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Featured DiRT Rally out on Steam Early Access

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally' started by Alex Franchini, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Codemasters has surprised everyone with today's launch of Dirt Rally on Steam, under the Early Access label.

    Judging from the official Steam Announcement, Dirt Rally features at launch (which is right now) 17 cars and 36 stages taken from 3 different locations (Monte Carlo, Acropolis and Wales).

    SEE ALSO: Brand New Community Made DiRT Rally Videos

    As you can see from the announcement, one of the biggest bullet points is "Simulation Handling". While we still haven't tried it yet, Codemasters definitely seems to be aiming for a more unforgiving driving model, with a "brand new model that simulates everything from the way the surface of the road behaves to limited slip differentials." Exactly how sim-like it will be remains to be seen, but it's indeed a good start.

    Dirt Rally will also feature asynchronous events, team management providing improved repair times, league support.

    Dirt Rally is currently in Early Access and available for the price of 26,99€, and it's going to receive new content in the form of cars, tracks and features for free.

    Are you surprised as well by the Codies' announcement? Let us know your opinion in the comments!
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  2. Lazarou


    I thought RD were never going to post the news.;) I am cautiously optimistic. Emphasis on optimistic. Do I dive in now or wait a bit???
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  3. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    RD's Two Wheeled Driving Specialist Staff


    Should I grab this or not? I was not expecting this.
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  4. TTupsi


    I'm going to say the same thing I said about that another rally title: Less cars and more stage kilometres please!
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  5. Really surprised but after watching the video it looks just another Dirt...
  6. A wild rally game appears.

    I have Dirt 3 and couldn't enjoy the game even after the steamworks patch. Forcefeed back was messed up with a lot of different wheels, not sure if they already fixed.

    Hope it's good and it's using F1 2015 engine, not 2014.

    Waiting for first impressions!
  7. Lazarou


    Hopefully not. We need a RBR veteran to try it first if it's really a sim.
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  8. Let's hope that all the energy drink gymkhana stuff will be gone the series should turn back to its roots and focus on rallying and perhaps rallycross and also include some decent stages.The ones in Dirt 3 were just too short and the variety was little.You basically had 5 big stages(monte carlo being the 5th one) and every other stage was a 1 or 1 and a half minute part of that stage.If they bring a good car variety,decently long stages from multiple locations the game will be a winner for me.However it's going to face some competition from milestone's wrc5 and sebastien loeb rally evo.:thumbsup:
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  9. Lazarou


    Unusually it is sounding quite positive on the steam forums. I'm getting closer to that add to cart button!
  10. Stelios


    What the f*** , when did this happen?

    Who wants to be the first to try and let us know? :p
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  11. Yuri

    Yuri 'I get custom nicknames' Kasdorp Premium

    @Ole Marius Myrvold if you say it's good I bet quite some people will buy this game, please post your verdict!
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  12. Actually saw one video from Youtube where it really looks good. Hit the store and bought it.

    We'll see... :)
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  13. Fabian Biehne

    Fabian Biehne

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  14. People, we'll let you know our impressions as soon as possible!
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  15. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    That came as a surprise, nice one!:thumbsup:
  16. Stelios


    In the eurogamer video you can see that the tracks are huge.... :D
    That was one of the biggest let downs of Dirt games.... now the physics dont look RBR-ish but not even close to Dirt3, waiting for people's opinions :)
  17. Paap Muru

    Paap Muru
    Sim racing is a way of life

    Bought it. Hope it's worth the penny. As soon as it's down will give it a spin and let you know what I think (I'm no rally game/sim expert. Used to play RBR with a keyboard).
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  18. up to 9 min stages long, saw on a dev stream
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  19. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    I'm sceptical, the video didn't give me amazing feelings... it will take a while to DL it (I share an apartment and slow connection with 2 buddies).
    Aaand, Im against the whole Early Access thingy.

    But as at least 2 people seem to give my opinion some value. I'll buy it when I come home :)
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  20. Im buying and trying, il let u guys know soonish :)
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