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Discussion in 'DiRT 4' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    With today marking the announcement by Codemasters of DiRT 4, yet more preview images from the new game have surfaced on the internet showing off the impressive visuals of a title that has aroused more than a little conversation amongst our sim racing community.

    DiRT 4 has been pitched to the gaming public as a cross between the hugely successful simulation focussed DiRT Rally and more arcade orientated DiRT 3 release, with several forms of offroad racing due to be represented in the new game. Judging from the comments over on our announcement article, it appears the traditional rally portion of the game is attracting the most interest from RD readers, and luckily that is the area of the game the newly released images seem to mostly cover.

    Across these five new screenshots we can see the new for DiRT 4 Kartcross machine in action on one of the Rallycross circuits in game, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, a Ford Fiesta Rallycross vehicle in unlicensed fictional liveries and probably of most interest a Subaru Impreza R4 from 2016 - a new addition to the DiRT franchise. Also expected to be making an appearance in the game will be the Peugeot 208 R5. Other cars, locations and formats of racing are yet to be revealed outside of the traditional rally mode, Rallycross, Kartcross, Trucks and Buggy disciplines.

    Other confirmed goodies due to be added to the upcoming title include cross-platform multiplayer by default, with both Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC joining together on the game leadboards for the very first time, coupled with a new PvP multiplayer rally feature that allows groups of up to eight players starting on stage at the same time, effectively allowing you to run a "live" rally and revolutionising the way multiplayer works within the new release.

    Something that was missing from DiRT Rally and left the game all the worse for it is now due to make an appearance in DiRT 4 - in offline mode you will see broken down cars by the side of the road, with your crew giving you an audio warning before you encounter the obstruction on stage. This is only a relatively minor addition to the title, but something that makes a welcome addition and adds to the immersion of competing in a full blown rally event.

    Also confirmed to be making a change in the new title will be the removal of the "instant-finish" way stages end in the current release. Now when you cross the line, you retain control the car until the Time Control area. This will require the player to not simply accelerate across the line but to moderate your speed in anticipation of stopping the car in the correct area at stage end, somewhat similar to RBR.

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    DiRT 4 will be available for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 June 2017.

    Check out our DiRT 4 sub forum here at RaceDepartment for all the latest news and discussions regarding the latest edition to the DiRT Rally franchise of games. Get yourself over to the new sub forum today and join in the discussion!

    Looking forward to DiRT 4? Do you think the game will be closer in feeling to the previous DiRT Rally release or closer to the more quick fire fun oriented DiRT 2 and 3 games? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Benutzername

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    Impossible to say how this game will work out at this point. I hope for a DiRT Rally like game
     
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  3. Ilya_K

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    RX Fiesta looks like an N/A mid-motor Lites class car from FIA WRX championship :cautious:
     
  4. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Indeed. Seems like they are adding RX2 as well. Hope they go "all out" and include Touring Cars as well :D
     
  5. Ilya_K

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    Touring car in FIA WRX was a dumb idea)

    I googled a little bit and this what I found! 060508.jpg 060509.jpg
     
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  6. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Super National would've been better. They are more awesome to watch. Need some RWD action as well!
     
  7. Juliusz Baczynski

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    they have two handling modes, hardcore and gamer so you are safe
     
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  8. HabUK

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    Fingers crossed this will be as good, if not better than DiRT Rally
     
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  9. aka2k

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    Hmmm Lancer VI goodness. Hope it drives at least close to Dirt Rally.
     
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  10. theravenousbeast

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    I for one am happy to see those buggies. The original DiRT had those and the massive CORR trucks that were a blast!

    Should be more multiplayer fun as well, which is always nice.
     
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    Anyone know if VR?
     
  12. Patrik Marek

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    I hope they will stick to the more serious game that Dirt Rally was, rather then going to dirt , although I didn't really mind that series
    can't wait for new TOCA/GRID though , and hopefully along same lines as Dirt Rally
     
  13. Chris

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    Really looking forward to the rally aspect of it. The other stuff looks like a bit of fun for a laugh, but the proper rallying is where it's at :)
     
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  14. tpw

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    I'd be happy if they just fixed the dodgy asphalt handling. For me everything else is gravy. 2017 is shaping up to be an interesting year sim wise.
     
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  15. Kevin Knorpp

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    My path to sim racing was something like Grid ==> Dirt ==> Dirt 2 ==> RBR ==> rF1 ==> GT5 ==> Simbin ==> rF2 etc. and how I ended up first playing Grid was so coincidental but I digress...

    I haven't read the other thread or any other info yet but all other things being equal roadside breakdowns and driver-controlled finishes are promising indicators for sure!

    While DiRT Rally is my favorite by far, I must confess that DiRT 2 really rocked my world. I was just so blown away by every aspect of that game especially considering I wasn't a sim snob...yet :p

    If I could scope out the non traditional rally features, this is how I'd do it...

    Trailblazer or whatever that was where one of the tracks was in China and you drove modified versions of the rallycross cars but just way more powerful. Not the high downforce ones.

    The cross country race type which the SUV type vehicles was awesome.

    No CORR trucks on circuits although if Reiza did that I'd be all over it based on their Supertruck physics.

    No buggies.

    LOTS of rallycross especially tracks like Dirt 1 including the ones where two cars start from different part of the track or whatever. You know what I mean.

    And lots of different RWD cars. And for some reason I think I liked RX in Dirt 2 better than Dirt Rally especially the tarmac physics but that was a long time ago but still.
     
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  16. ernietheracefan

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    How about the Group B rallycross cars..?
     
  17. tonio duran

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    I hope they do not go back to drt1.2.3 arcade mode. I think they have learned a lot to get the best out of the mondo de los rallis ,,,
     
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    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit hyped.
     
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  19. Tommi Saari

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    Buggies.Sold.
     
  20. Benutzername

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    dtm race driver had that aswell