DiRT 4 Catch-All

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DiRT 4 is coming out June 6 on PC/PS4/Xbone!

• OVER 50 OF THE MOST BREATH-TAKING OFF-ROAD CARS EVER BUILT – Including Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2

• 5 INCREDIBLE RALLY LOCATIONS WITH MILLIONS OF ROUTES – Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales

• THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – Race at Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill in a multitude of different series

• LANDRUSH – Short-course dirt track racing in Pro Buggies, Pro-2 Trucks, Pro-4 Trucks and Crosskart vehicles in California, Nevada and Mexico

• JOYRIDE – Laptime challenges, smash challenges, free-play area and send challenges to friends

• DiRT ACADEMY – Taking place at the DirtFish Rally School in Washington, USA, learn the skills, techniques and practice to become the best!

• CAREER MODE – create your driver, compete across the disciplines, gain sponsors and build your team with clear goals and rewards

• COMPETITIVE GAMING – Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world

• NEXT GENERATION OF RACENET – Live ladder, leagues and tournaments, cross-platform leaderboards, enhanced CREST telemetry system

• TUNING – Tweak your set-up based on vehicle, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style

• DAMAGE & REPAIRS – Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with an improved and realistic damage model. Damage can be repaired by hiring Engineers to work in the team’s Service Area between stages but with a finite amount of time available.

• Dirt 4 is aiming to be the best of both worlds for realism purists and arcade racers.

• Choice of sim handling (like Dirt Rally but better) or arcade handling (like Dirt 3 but better).

• Nicky Grist and Jen Horsey are available as co-drivers.

• Probably no WRC cars (thanks, licenses), but there will be a few R5 cars, Group B, and RX Lites, among others.

• Wales and Sweden stages are brand new, not from Dirt Rally.

• "Your Stage" generates random stages based on a chosen length and complexity, which can be saved and shared with friends. The stages are made from "tiles" with corner tightness and whatnot determined by the complexity, which also means the co-driver calls should sound as natural as in Dirt Rally's.

• Spectators and marshals will react to what's happening in the stage—other cars can crash on the stage and spectators will wave you down!

• You have to drive your car to the time control after the flying finish!

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Petter Solberg playing

Kris Meeke playing

MannishBoy wrote:

Also, Red Bull has a nice interview on what's in this game.

Lots of good info in that interview, it's a better press release than the press release.

I really need to play some more Dirt Rally before getting excited about a new game.

zeroKFE wrote:

I really need to play some more Dirt Rally before getting excited about a new game. :P

Just go straight to the excitement about Dirt 4 and its animated service area.

A game tester wrote:

So rather than dirt rally's simplistic percentage system, you now first 'inspect' to find out what is wrong with certain parts of the car like engine or suspension etc. Then you can do either quick repairs or substantial repairs or replace parts altogether, taking up different amounts of time each

Gameplay videos:

Gravey wrote:

So rather than dirt rally's simplistic percentage system, you now first 'inspect' to find out what is wrong with certain parts of the car like engine or suspension etc.

It's always the transmission. That might be just me though. I change gear like I found the transmission in bed with my wife.

That "early impressions" video from people who've never played Dirt before did say cross platform leaderboards, which is great for us.

MannishBoy wrote:

That "early impressions" video from people who've never played Dirt before did say cross platform leaderboards, which is great for us.

Yeah, if the ability to share generated stages cross-platform and see everyone on the same leaderboard, that would be awesome.

you can head over to Clubs and set some up on your own terms. We’re putting stage generation code up on DiRT4game.com so you can get the composition of a rally just right before your friends take to the track.

Cross-platform leagues too maybe? Hope springs eternal.

Multiplayer rally is in anyway, though it sounds like everyone will be racing at the same time and ghosted.

Edit: Oh and speaking of the Your Stage track generator, none of the stages are real-world roads anymore—legal thing, CM has "been advised not to" do that anymore (they also don't have the license for Pikes Peak anymore either). So all the career stages (~300) will be made by Your Stage but pregenerated, so you can run those same stages over and over to your heart's content, and they'll progress in difficulty as your career in the GRS progresses. Everything else like the daily/weekly/monthly events will be random. I noticed the longest Australia stage in the videos above was 12.9 km, so a little better than Dirt Rally (Finland notwithstanding).

Paul Coleman just finished an AMA on Reddit, confirming that clubs (né leagues) will be cross-platform.

We've re-named them to Clubs for a start! We've brought Championship / Event / Stage messaging more in-line with the main game so "Leagues" didn't really make sense any more.

Here are some new features:

*Improved event creation and curation on DiRT4game.com.

*Full Your Stage integration (generate stages on website, with on-the-fly spline graphics!)

*Hidden Points

*Custom penalties

*Brand new, scalable scoring system to support tiny Clubs, huge *Clubs, and everything in-between.

...oh, and they're Cross Platform. ;)

Is co-driver mode basically Guitar Hero?

Good preview article on IGN, covering Your Stage as well as some of the philosophy driving Dirt 4:

How Dirt 4 is Rewriting the Rally Rulebook

Yes! Short Course is back! I got so tired of rally. Rally rally rally

That game may get me to get the VR set. I wonder what other VR it will support, perhaps on PC. I'm not happy with my wheel setup on my PS4.

groan wrote:

Yes! Short Course is back! I got so tired of rally. Rally rally rally

That game may get me to get the VR set. I wonder what other VR it will support, perhaps on PC. I'm not happy with my wheel setup on my PS4.

Dirt Rally still had Rally Cross.

MannishBoy wrote:
groan wrote:

Yes! Short Course is back! I got so tired of rally. Rally rally rally

That game may get me to get the VR set. I wonder what other VR it will support, perhaps on PC. I'm not happy with my wheel setup on my PS4.

Dirt Rally still had Rally Cross.

yes, but it was still rally.
I want head to head, everyone line up and GO racing. I liked Dirt Rally but i got rallied out. Dirt 3 was perfect for me and Dirt 4 will be NOICE

groan wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
groan wrote:

Yes! Short Course is back! I got so tired of rally. Rally rally rally

That game may get me to get the VR set. I wonder what other VR it will support, perhaps on PC. I'm not happy with my wheel setup on my PS4.

Dirt Rally still had Rally Cross.

yes, but it was still rally.
I want head to head, everyone line up and GO racing. I liked Dirt Rally but i got rallied out. Dirt 3 was perfect for me and Dirt 4 will be NOICE

Rally Cross is head to head short course on a mix of pavement and dirt. I'm confused.

MannishBoy wrote:
groan wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
groan wrote:

Yes! Short Course is back! I got so tired of rally. Rally rally rally

That game may get me to get the VR set. I wonder what other VR it will support, perhaps on PC. I'm not happy with my wheel setup on my PS4.

Dirt Rally still had Rally Cross.

yes, but it was still rally.
I want head to head, everyone line up and GO racing. I liked Dirt Rally but i got rallied out. Dirt 3 was perfect for me and Dirt 4 will be NOICE

Rally Cross is head to head short course on a mix of pavement and dirt. I'm confused.

clearly so am I.

There was even a real-life rallycross video in the article!

Have another one of my favourite races from last season:

Pre-order incentives info is up, if that's your thing. Nota bene that pre-ordering is the only way to get to the Hyundai i20 R5 for the foreseeable future.

Day One Edition of DiRT® 4™ which will feature an exclusive Hyundai R5 rally car as well as a unique event*, livery, and Founder Icon. There will also be a Special Edition for retail that will feature the Day One content – PLUS a Team Booster Pack that give you a unique team offer, staff and facilities bonuses. There will also be an additional Steelbook option (retailers TBC), which will include the Special Edition content with a limited edition steel box.

Steam pre-orders should be available in April.

Some details of the team management aspect of the career mode, and it sounds nuts. Some highlights:

Once you pick your team colours, these won’t just be used on your vehicles – they’ll be everywhere associated to your team. That includes being on your Service Area canopy, ground sheet, staff overalls, and even your transport lorry. Oh and for those of you that have been asking, your name and flag will appear on the car too.
Of course, your sponsor quality also depends on the negotiation skills of your PR Agent – so making sure you have a happy, well-skilled PR Agent is all part of the secret to your team’s success.
For everyone you have employed, you also have a fact file of info on them – what their skill levels are like, what their mood is, what kind of cut they’re taking from your overall winnings, their contract duration. Once you’ve hired them you’ll find out if they have a particular trait you need to keep a look out for. These traits can be positive, but they can also be negative
Developing your facilities really opens up the potential for your team; for example, better accommodation means you can hire more engineers, expanding your garage means you can buy more cars, and even good catering makes for a happier workforce!
Now onto your garage. This is your corner of the game where you can view the cars you’ve bought over your career. It’s also where you can view the vital stats about your vehicles, their spec, their mileage, how many times the car’s suffered from terminal damage, and even how many podiums you’ve managed to bag at its wheel. All of this information all contributes to your car’s resale value too

Livery editor, sponsors, tuning menus, DirtFish free roam area, and spare tires!

This year's actual Ford's Rally Cross livery looks like they sneezed on the "random" button in the editor.

Mr Bismarck wrote:

This year's actual Ford's Rally Cross livery looks like they sneezed on the "random" button in the editor.

You mean the "anaglyph 3D" livery on the Focuses? I like it, all the better to disorient the opposition (and I liked last year's dazzle liveries with the desert chrome). We need more dazzle camo in racing I say.

And have some pure gameplay: rally, landrush, rallycross.

I Totally am in for this but I'd LOvE to see this event comin to my town

http://www.ottawa2017.ca/red-bull-gl...

but $100 and up for tickets...sigh. I'll catch it on TV.

groan wrote:

I Totally am in for this but I'd LOvE to see this event comin to my town

http://www.ottawa2017.ca/red-bull-gl...

but $100 and up for tickets...sigh. I'll catch it on TV.

World RX starts at $80. You just have to drive to Trois-Rivières.

Gravey wrote:

You mean the "anaglyph 3D" livery on the Focuses? I like it, all the better to disorient the opposition (and I liked last year's dazzle liveries with the desert chrome). We need more dazzle camo in racing I say.

I guess it looks like Ken Block's driving.

Car list. Lost some since Dirt Rally, and gained many. Lots more historic liveries this time too if you watch some videos.

RALLY

F2 Kit Car
Peugeot 306 Maxi
Seat Ibiza Kitcar

Group A
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
Subaru Impreza 1995

NR4/R4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Subaru WRX STI NR4

Up to 2000cc (4WD)
Ford Focus 2001
Ford Focus 2007
Subaru Impreza 2001

R2
Ford Fiesta R2
Opel Adam R2

R5
Ford Fiesta R5
Hyundai i20 R5 (pre-order)
Mitsubishi Space Star R5
Peugeot 208 R5

HISTORIC RALLY

H1 (FWD)
Lancia Fulvia HF
MINI Cooper S

H2 (FWD)
Peugeot 205 GTI

H2 (RWD)
Fiat 131 Abarth
Ford Escort Mk II
Opel Kadett C GT/E
Renault Alpine A110 1600 S

H3 (RWD)
BMW E30 M3 Evo
Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
Lancia Stratos
Opel Ascona 400
Renault 5 Turbo

Group B (RWD)
Lancia 037 Evo 2
Opel Manta 400

Group B (4WD)
Audi Sport quattro S1 E2
Ford RS200
Lancia Delta S4
MG Metro 6R4
Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2

RALLYCROSS

Crosskart
Speedcar Xtrem

Group B (Rallycross)
Ford RS200 Evolution
Lancia Delta S4 Rallycross
MG Metro 6R4 Rallycross
Peugeot 205 T16 Rallycross

RX Super 1600s
Opel Corsa Super 1600
Renault Clio R.S. S1600
Volkswagen Polo Super 1600

RX2
Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite

RX Supercars
DS 3
Ford Fiesta Rallycross
Ford Focus RS RX
MINI Countryman Rallycross
Peugeot 208 WRX
Seat Ibiza RX
Volkswagen Polo Rallycross

LANDRUSH

Stadium Buggy
Larock 2XR Buggy

Stadium Truck (4WD)
Jackson Pro Truck 2
Jackson Pro Truck 4

It's likely that clubs (leagues) won't be supported until after launch, so don't go shutting down your Dirt Rally leagues on June 9.

First hour of career mode, with simulation handling, and a very excitable PR guy (and a guy from Sim Racing Paddock, who's a bit more a knowledgeable fan).

Reviews are going up (it's doing well), Steam pre-load is up (it's 33.2 GB).