A new trailer
DiRT Rally 2.0
takes us on a "Rally Through the Ages," with a look at some of
the vintage cars coming along in the off-road racing sequel. In addition to
these automobiles, the clip shows off the game's new stage degradation feature,
which simulates how surfaces evolve throughout the course of a rally event. Here
are the details:
The Alpine Renault A110 1600 S rallying through New
Zealand represents the best of the 1960s, while the Ford Escort Mk II takes
centre stage in Australia to showcase what the 1970s had to offer. The Audi
Sport quattro S1 E2 racing through the tarmac streets of Spain epitomises the
Group B power of the 1980s, and New England provides the perfect autumnal
backdrop for Colin McRae’s SUBARU Impreza 1995.
The trailer also shows a first look at DiRT Rally 2.0’s stage degradation
feature in action. Stage degradation replicates the way surfaces evolve
throughout the course of a rally event.
‘If you start first on the road you’re going to suffer from a lot of loose
gravel, which means you’ll struggle for traction – and that makes it hard to put
in a flowing stage with a good stage time,’ said Codemasters’ Rally Consultant
Jon Armstrong. ‘The optimal run time is probably around 5th – 10th place because
you get that loose surface swept off, but it’s not too rough that it ruins your
car or your rhythm’.
‘The further down the running order you are from there, the more the surface is
going to plough and rut, so you need to adjust your driving style and even your
vehicle setup to cope with the evolving track. Even though you can drive down
the same stage a thousand times, these stages are going to present a different
challenge every time.’
The official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster
Energy, DiRT Rally 2.0™ will launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC
(DVD and via Steam) on Tuesday 26 February 2019. Players who pre-order the
Deluxe Edition will have early access to the game on 22 February and will also
receive the first two seasons of post-release content once available.