Could be then. After watching the video a few times you can tell there are some definite differences to the ego engine unless of course they've created a completely new engineIt looks like the Driveclub/OnRush engine. That's why there is a Motorstorm feeling to it.
I actually missed buying this Dirt4 I might grab a copy to check it out, they took most of my money they might as well take some more,Do you even know what rally is? This is clearly NOT a rally game, and none of the previous Dirt games were strictly rally games (except obviously the Rally subtitled games and 4 which was really a DR1 sequel)
Yes, the marketing strategy is dumb and confusing. Perhaps, keep the word "Rally" for hard core sim and "Dirt' for arcade style... something to keep them focused on the correct audience...There is plenty of room for all kinds of tastes and games, no problem.
What does matter is the expectation of fans.
So Forza Horizon, clear right?
Now DiRT, DiRT 2, DiRT 3, DiRT Showdown, Dirt Rally, DiRT 4, DiRT Rally 2 and now DiRT 5
Not clear, as a customer you do not know what a DiRT title will bring, more arcade or less arcade, whatever.
The problem is not the game, it is using a franchise for different games styles, that way you are certain to disappoint or piss off a certain part of your player base. The simple solution is to NOT abuse the loyalty of a franchise title.
DiRT 5 will probably please people looking for a quick spin a la Forza Horizon, it will probably not appeal to all DiRT fans, it will almost certainly not appeal to most DiRT Rally fans. Nice marketing F-up.
There was a time when Codemasters just gave games different names.
I think it would've been beneficial to have separated them further, or given these kind of DiRT titles a second name as well. Like Forza Motorsport/Horizon.Well, that's what they are doing from now on?