Dirt Rally Arrives on Steam Early Access

Dirt Rally Arrives on Steam Early Access

Dirt Rally Arrives on Steam Early Access

Dirt Rally Arrives on Steam Early Access


Codemasters has just announced Dirt Rally, and it is now available on Steam Early Access for the price of £22.99, which is 10% off it's full retail price. 

Below is a small first look at the game, provided by AMD's YouTube channel.



  The game will be Codemaster's first game in their arcade racing series to focus on their new simulation physics model, which should give the game a much more realistic driving experience than ever before in a Dirt game. 


"Our team has been working tirelessly to get the simulation just right,"

"And that's not just from the mechanical simulation of the vehicle; that also speaks to the road surface that you're driving on. Many other racing games have the easy option of just representing tarmac. We've got tarmac, ice, different types of gravel, mud, snow... all of these surfaces to deal with, and they all have their very own unique characteristics. It was very important to us to get that aspect right because that's what makes DiRT special."


The initial launch of the game on Steam Early Access will include 36 stages in 3 real-world locations, from Wales, Monte Carlo and the the Acropolis rally in Greece. Career mode and an asychronous multiplayer mode are already in the game.

The next big game update will be in May and will include new cars, locations, modes and gameplay tweaks, including a Rallycross mode and PvP multiplayer.


Dirt Rally Arrives on Steam Early Access


Below is a quote from the game's Early Access page on Steam.


Why Early Access?

“It’s really important to us that we make DiRT Rally the best game it can be and we can only do that with your help. Steam Early Access is the perfect place for us to do that. We believe that DiRT Rally is the game many of our fans want and right now, our plan is to develop DiRT Rally with community feedback and get that experience absolutely right.”


Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We currently have plans to run our early access programme until the end of 2015, we have a whole host of new and exciting features already planned and we can’t wait to hear what the fans would like to see us add too.”


How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“As time goes on we’ll be adding more cars, more environments and more rally stages, we’ll be climbing Pikes Peak and going door-to-door around a selection of the best circuits from the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. We’re hoping to include competitive online play this summer and we’ll also be adding features based on feedback from our community.”


What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At release DiRT Rally will include a total of 36 rally stages spread across Monte Carlo, Greece and Wales. We will launch with a wide selection of cars, from 1960s classics right through to modern day machines. 

We have in game league support, daily, weekly and monthly challenges and a career mode which takes you from grass roots rally events in classic rally cars to professional championships in some of the latest and most high tech cars available.”


Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, the price will increase throughout the Early Access program, and again after Early Access to reflect the state of the game. All updates to the game will be free after a player’s initial purchase, ie pay once, and everything else gets added for free!”


How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“There are loads of ways you can help; buying the game reinforces our belief that we’re making the game you all want, playing the game enables us to collect loads of useful data about the kinds of ways you play it. If you find a bug or something that’s not quite right we need you to give us as much information about it as you can and if you have an idea about how we can make DiRT Rally even better, we want to hear it.

For those who aren’t ready to join us for early access we still want your feedback and we’ve tried to make DiRT Rally as easy to follow as possible. Our new shiny website dirtgame.com should be your first port of call; here we have blogs from the dev team, videos and our development timeline. You’ll also be able to check your stats and leaderboard standings, join or host a league, view your progress in our async events and even launch the game right from your browser!”


Dirt Rally Arrives on Steam Early Access  

Large update will be coming out for the game on a monthly basis, adding new gameplay modes, cars, tracks and more. Codemasters expect that they will have finished the game by December of this year, but they say they they will take more development time as is required in order to deliver users the best game experience when the game if released outside of Early Access.


You can join the discussion on Dirt Rally and Steam Early Access on the OC3D Forums. 



Dirt Rally Arrives on Steam Early Access for the price of £22.99. Are you ready for the races?http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/dirt_rally_arrives_on_steam_early_access/1

Posted by OC3D on Monday, 27 April 2015
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Most Recent Comments

27-04-2015, 16:07:36

The graphics on this look, just hnnnnnng Get some UWS monitors and a wheel *_*Quote

27-04-2015, 17:49:30

Already downloading it. Been wanting a proper rally game for ages.Quote

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