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Codemasters launches Dirt Rally through Steam Early Access

By Scorpus
Apr 27, 2015
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    Fans of Codemasters' Dirt series will be pleasantly surprised with today's news: the British game developer has launched a new title in the series, Dirt Rally, through Steam Early Access, meaning you can purchase, download, and test the game right now.

    Codemasters decided to launch Dirt Rally through Early Access to ensure that the game is exactly what fans want. What the developer has already put together is based upon feedback they received for their previous titles, Dirt 3 and Dirt: Showdown, and they're eager to hear more through the Early Access process.

    The game itself is "pure rally with none of the fluff", and is actually pretty feature-packed for a game available through Early Access. Right now you get access to 17 cars, 36 stages of differing types, a full physics and simulation model, and a team management component. On top of this, Codemasters will be adding more cars, tracks and game modes over the coming months.

    The trailer for the game shows fairly nice visuals, and it's recommended you have either an AMD Radeon R9 290 or an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 to run it. Previous games in the series have looked excellent, so by the time Dirt Rally is released as a final version, let's hope it continues the trend.

    If you want to test out Dirt Rally, the game can be purchased through Steam Early Access right now for $35. Any features that get added to the game from now on will be free to those who purchase it, and you'll be automatically upgraded to the final version when the title leaves Early Access.

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    I was excited up until I saw the price
     
  3. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 159   +41

    Definitely interested. $35 now for a game that will be $60 for the final release sounds like a good deal to me. If nothing else, I'll buy now and just sit on it until the final version is completed. I have loved this series going back to the Colin McRae Rally days. Hopefully the newest entry will get rid of the douchy bro vibe though.
     
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  4. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 72   +13

    Agree! I enjoy their games, so $35 to get early access and not having to pay anymore when the complete is released is pretty good deal in my book!
     
  5. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 568   +25

    I still have my spread sheet from CM05 when I did every car on every track :) good times
     
  6. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 99

    I looked on Steam and it is only for Windoze.
     
  7. mef666

    mef666 TS Member

    Awesome news.
    Still playing and mastering tracks in colin 04 :(

    Codies, just please don't cut this game in to pieces called DLC's
     
  8. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 159   +41

    Bought, downloaded, and played Dirt Rally tonight (currently an additional 10% off). Wow this game is awesome. I didn't win a single race, but I had fun. The sound is amazing. The cockpit view is really the best way to experience the sound. You can hear the brakes screech, metal rattling, gravel kicking up. Just awesome. This game is a huge departure from Dirt 1, 2, & 3. No more X Games douchiness. This game is going back to the Colin McRae roots. Simulation damage brings some realism that has been sorely missed in the series. My car was beat to hell inbetween the 2nd and 3rd stages. I had limited time to make repairs, but I couldn't repair everything without incurring time penalties, so I just repair the wheels and suspension partially.

    The amount of setup tweaking is great. There is so much to change I don't know what to do. You also can work toward upgrades for your cars.

    Man, I recommend this to everyone. For being Early Access, this game is solid already.
     

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