Amongst all the hype surrounding the recently-revealed DiRT 4 and the upcoming DiRT Rally support for PlayStation VR, Codemasters continue to expand the DiRT brand with the announcement of DiRT Rally coming to Linux platforms very soon. The critically acclaimed rally simulator makes the jump from PC just over a year from launching on Steam’s early access platform.
The port of the game will be handled by experienced Linux publishers, Feral Interactive. The London based team announced that DiRT Rally would be launching on the platform as per a tweet from their Twitter account last week:
Challenge yourself to the most authentic rally game ever made with DiRT Rally, coming to Linux on March 2.
— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) February 2, 2017
Feral will be bringing the title sooner rather than later, with a release date of March 2 penciled in for the sim. For those curious if their computer will be able to run the game, Feral have highlighted a set of minimum and optimum requirements that should be aimed for:
“To be on the pace you’ll need an Intel Core i3-4130T or AMD FX6300 processor running Ubuntu 16.10 (64bit) or SteamOS (2.0 : 2.110), 8GB RAM and a 1GB NVIDIA 650ti/AMD R9 270 graphics card* or better.
For a serious competitive edge, you’ll want an Intel Core i7-4770 processor with 8GB RAM and a 4GB NVIDIA 970 graphics card* or better.”
Will you be picking up DiRT Rally on Linux when it launches next month? We loved the console version of the game when we reviewed it last year and with a dedicated Linux publisher helping the title make the transition, DiRT Rally should find a good home for those who prefer the open source OS.