It’s on… Head-to-head world rallycross racing comes to Dirt Rally™

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Tuesday August 25 (2pm UK)
 

It’s on… Head-to-head world rallycross racing comes to Dirt Rally™

 

Codemasters today announced that DiRT Rally™ just got (more) serious with the introduction of the all-new multiplayer rallycross mode, free to download now for all Early Access players. From today, drivers will not just be racing against the clock, but against fellow DiRT Rally owners from around the world. A new video is available to view now at www.dirtgame.com

DiRT Rally’s multiplayer update is the second pack to feature content from the FIA World Rallycross Championship and will see gamers compete online in the highly demanding, super-charged and full-contact racing of one of the world’s fastest growing motorsports. Players will be vying for glory across three locations in six of the world’s fastest off-road cars.

The cars:

DS3 (Newly added today)
Subaru WRX STI (Newly added today)
MINI Countryman Rallycross (Newly added today)
Ford Fiesta WRX
Volkswagen Polo Rallycross
Peugeot 208 WRX

The tracks:

Hell, Norway (Newly added today)
Lydden Hill, United Kingdom
Höljes, Sweden

Since its launch this April, DiRT Rally’s player base has steadily grown month-on-month and to date:

  • Over 44 million kilometres have been driven
  • Players have driven 1.5 million clean stages
  • 2 million barrel rolls have been completed

Today’s update continues Codemasters’ commitment of delivering free, regular and substantial content updates during DiRT Rally’s Early Access phase on Steam. Further content is planned for the coming months.

DiRT Rally is available to purchase here.

To experience the sheer raw power of these three new cars in action check out the brand new trailer at www.dirtgame.com and for all DiRT Rally assets, be sure to sign up to the Codemasters press extranet.

ABOUT DiRT RALLY
With DiRT Rally, Codemasters has captured the essence of what makes rally unique – that sense of trying to remain in control of your emotions, as you hurtle along dangerous, undulating roads at breakneck speed, aiming to squeeze everything out of your car whilst knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time. It’s the ultimate test of a driver’s skill, and it’s the ultimate in high risk, high reward gameplay.

The community is DiRT Rally’s co-driver and their feedback is helping to shape the evolution of the experience. For players joining DiRT Rally in Early Access and the road ahead, the team want their feedback. They’ll be helping to test theories and providing vital data that will help to refine DiRT Rally.

Join the DiRT team for the road ahead and follow updates from the studio on Facebook and Twitter

Title DiRT Rally
Format PC
Publisher Codemasters
Developer Codemasters Racing Studio
Genre Racing
Releasing Steam Early Access – Available Now
Price £29.99/€41.99/$45.99

 

ABOUT CODEMASTERS
Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 29-year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 60 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters.

ABOUT FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
The FIA World Rallycross Championship is head-to-head, short, sharp racing on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt) contained within amphitheatre venues. High profile drivers are equipped with RX Supercars with over 600bhp and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds. World RX debuted in 2014 with a 12-round calendar including events in Argentina, Turkey, Canada and throughout Europe.  An expanded series has been confirmed for 2015, with new rounds at Formula One venues Hockenheim in Germany and the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Race meetings include a number of short, sharp action-packed heats with the most successful drivers progressing through to the finals. For more information visit www.fiaworldrallycross.com

 
 
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