DiRT 3 – Four New Previews & Details
Codemasters & IGN have released four new preview images of the upcoming DiRT 3 title, showing us four different rally cars in action.
Furthermore, a new preview article by IGN has revealed some cars that will be featured in the upcoming title. Mentioned is classic racing machinery such as the Mini Cooper, 70s rally machinery like the Lancia Stratos, the legendary Group B cars from the 80s including the Audi S1, the Ford Escort RS200 as well as the Peugeot 205. State of the art rally cars are also part of DiRT 3, including cars like Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta Rallycross car as well as Kris Meeke’s Peugeot 207 S2000 that is used in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
The preview also mentions two rally locations, listing Norway and Finland as being part of the game. Oddly, IGN also mentions that DiRT makes use of the WRC license, this is most likely false as Codemasters has not been announced to be a current holder of the license and no WRC-related content has been shown or announced. Most likely, this is a misunderstanding as the term WRC is often associated with professional rallying in general.
DiRT 3 will also be featuring a brand new menu system as Codemasters is moving away from the extreme sport festival-styled menu of DiRT 2 to something more simplistic and straight forward.
Using the trusted EGO-engine, Colin McRae DiRT 3 will be released in 2011 for the PC and consoles, following the successful second edition of the franchise that sold over 1.7 million copies. The title will feature over 50 cars that can be raced on over 100 stages that make use of a dynamic weather system including snow and ice.