Friday, May 12, 2017

Dirt 4 will depict the 'true meaning of being fearless' by holding a mirror to real life racing

Real life rally pros discuss the fear-success dichotomy in latest dev diary.

Dirt 4—Codemasters' follow-up to 2015's Dirt Rally—was announced in January, however hasn't shown us much since besides a brief look at its muddy cars and weather conditions. Its latest trailer, however, depicts how its fast cars and complex tracks reflect the so-called "fear factor" of the sport in reality.

Chatting to seasoned pros—including Kris Meeke, double world champion Petter Solberg and the Hansen brothers (I swear I didn't lift that directly from the press release)—the following short explores what's required to separate winning from losing.

Not an abundance of in-game footage there, however when it lands Dirt 4 will boast two different handling models, Gamer and Simulation, both of which welcome newcomers and provide something a little more thorough from veterans of the series.

Players will have 50 cars at their disposal and and five rally locations spanning Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden and Wales in a circuit said to house "millions" of different driving routes.

Game modes include Landrush, a short-course dirt track whereby racers take to Pro Buggies and Crosskart vehicles; Joyride, which offers a free-play area, and smash and laptime challenges; The FIA World Rallycross Championship, where players can race at Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes and Lydden Hill, among other locations; and a career mode.

More information can be found via the game's official site and Steam page, however here's another look at last month's trailer:


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