When DiRT 4 released in 2017, I thought it was a great racing game that offered both simulation and arcade playstyles for different kinds of players. Though, this lack of commitment to either was ultimately a problem. As a result, I felt that it was in a crisis of identity and personality, to which it had neither. Codemasters heard these complaints, because DIRT 5 doesn’t have that problem. DIRT 5 is beaming with personality, full of off-road arcade excitement, and every location is vividly detailed, while nearly spilling mud into your lap with every turn – a game that is next-generation, top to bottom.
Codemasters & Deep Silver today announced that DiRT 4 will fearlessly race to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on June 6, 2017. Hot on the heels of 2016’s critically and commercially successful DiRT Rally®, DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing to the next level and also reintroduces gamers to white knuckle truck and buggy racing in Landrush. You can watch the announcement trailer now at http://www.dirt4game.com.
DiRT 2, which was heavily criticized for having an extreme, Mountain Dew-fueled focused game that broke away from the rally feel was then toned back down for DiRT 3. In DiRT Showdown, we’re seeing a departure in the traditional Colin McRae/DiRT series, going for a festival theme focused on fun, mayhem, and destruction. This isn’t all bad. Codemasters isn’t making a rally game this time, with the lack of a number in the title, it implies this is an experiment for the franchise and potentially it’s own series.