Codemasters has been grinding out quality titles in the Dirt franchise for years now. Their last outing was Dirt Rally a couple years ago, but that’s all about to change. The studio has revealed that Dirt 4 is on the way.
There hasn’t been a proper outing in the numerical Dirt franchise for a while now. Dirt 3 was released on last generation consoles back in 2011. Dirt: Showdown followed that and Dirt: Rally made the leap to current gen in 2015.
While Dirt: Rally was geared more towards a hardcore simulation, Dirt 4 is likely to be a little less demanding like it’s numbered predecessors. This iteration will introduce buggies and trucks into the mix, as well as some other new additions Codemasters is touting:
“DiRT 4 features a game-changing system called Your Stage; an innovative rally route creation tool that allows you to produce an almost-infinite number of unique stages at the press of a button. You choose your location and set the route parameters, then Your Stage does the hard work to create a unique rally stage that you can race, share with your friends, and then challenge them to beat your time. Your Stage allows experienced rally players to create longer, more technical routes, whilst newcomers can create simpler shorter routes as they hone their skills.
Featuring classic rally racing that continues to build on the foundations set by the Colin McRae Rally games, the brutal, fast-paced racing from the official FIA World Rallycross Championship, the crazy battles of racing trucks and buggies, and the outrageous fun of open events in Joyride, players will face challenges from locations that span three continents. We can’t wait to tell you more of DiRT 4, so stay tuned for the road to launch – we’ve got so much to show you.”
Perhaps most surprising about this morning’s reveal is the fact that the game is just mere months away. While they haven’t specified a date, the studio confirmed the Dirt 4 is hitting Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this June. Here’s the announcement trailer: