Just a week after Codemasters published (and then pulled) a mysterious pizza website full of references to Colin McRae and Petter Solberg, we’ve got a more overt teaser in the form of suggestive posts from a variety of official Twitter accounts.
The official DiRT account, Codemasters corporate account, and the FIA World Rallycross account all got in on the action:
— DiRT (@dirtgame) September 24, 2018
— Codemasters (@Codemasters) September 24, 2018
— FIA World Rallycross (@FIAWorldRX) September 24, 2018
Oliver Solberg, Petter Solberg’s son, has also been involved in the game’s development and posted his own teaser as well:
— Oliver Solberg (@OliverSolberg01) September 24, 2018
The most obvious implication is DiRT Rally 2.0. The decimal place could be a nod to the classic Colin McRae Rally 2.0, though it’s unlikely we would see that name get a reboot with the recent popularity of DiRT.
There is still no word on a release date — or when we’ll even get a release date — but the steady stream of teasers would indicate an official announcement is coming soon.
We were big fans of the first DiRT Rally title, as you can tell from our 2016 review, though the franchise has changed quite a bit since then. DiRT 4 was released last summer, and, while good, it didn’t scratch the same itch that the more hardcore Rally spin-off did back in its day.
We’ll keep an eye out for more news and rumors, which are likely to start ramping up over the next few weeks.