DiRT Rally Community Trailer Showcases Player Greatness

Some games sell themselves based on millions of advertising dollars and constant media attention. Codemasters don’t have that kind of exposure but this trailer proves they don’t need it – DiRT Rally can sell itself. Codies asked fans of the PC version of the game to show off their best moments so far and have compiled a master-cut of that footage to promote the upcoming console release on April 5th.

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Don’t you just love the Audi Quattro? G.T Ace certainly does!

The footage in the trailer is a good mix between the point-to-point rally fans love about the series and also rallycross, bringing some bumper-to-bumper action for those looking for some more thrills. Masterful execution of hairpin corners are shown off with cinematic flair whilst suspension-testing leaps through the air accompany the intense soundtrack. You’d be forgiven for thinking each clip was made for the sole-purpose of advertising the game and not actual player gameplay.

There’s no doubt this is a title the racing community on console are very excited for, a return to pure rally has been called for ever since the DiRT franchise took a more mainstream turn with DiRT 2. The latest installment will bring 46 cars that encompass Group B legends like the Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2, 1990s stalwarts like the Subaru Impreza WRX STi and modern day icons like the Citroen C4 WRC. Alongside traditional rally cars, Rallycross is represented with 6 officially FIA licensed vehicles too including the Mini Countryman Rallycross.

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Blue, Blue Skies and a Ford Focus beautifully captured by Suzumiya

70 stages spanned over 6 rallies mean that there will be plenty of challenges straight out of the box for those purchasing the game:

  • Finland
  • Monte Carlo
  • Pikes Peak
  • Wales
  • Greece
  • Sweden

For those interested in Rallycross there will be 3 stages at launch to go compete on:

  • Lyden Hill
  • Hell
  • Holjes

A good varied selection of locations to keep things fresh. Although a half-dozen does seem a bit small PC gamer feedback suggests that the handling model is so good you won’t mind replaying stages again and again to try and master each stage and vehicle.

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The legendary Impreza WRX STi

As release rapidly approaches, hype is certainly building for DiRT Rally’s console debut. Going up against the recently released Sebastian Loeb Rally EVO and 2015’s WRC 3, Codemasters will find no shortage of competition on console. Will you be purchasing the newest entry in the DiRT series? Let us know in the comments!

Thumbnail and Subaru image taken from the official DiRT Rally blog on Codemasters official website.

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Comments (8)

  1. gladbecker82

    So Germany is going to be DLC then? Well 70 Tracks is already good but cutting out content is not cool

  2. Huks

    Seems you totally forgot to mention the hillclimb section of the game, comprising of two versions of Pikes Peak (soon to be three) and three legendary hillclimb cars. Shame on you!

    1. Huks

      Oh, I see you did mention Pikes Peak in there. Still, it should be clarified that it’s its own thing, entirely separate from the rally section of the game.

  3. Andyc709292

    Awesome game, awesome clips but please video editors make the damn clips last more than a second or two between frame swaps so we can actually see the action.
    The car is the star mmmkay.

    1. MeanElf

      For once, I actually agree with JP. I’d love to see a far more free camera orientated photo mode than the rotating snippets that CM have used throughout the DiRT series – it really is time to let us appreciate the action in our own way rather than relying on what we are allowed to see.

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