Codemasters Press Colin McRae kicks up DIRT as genre-leading series goes next-gen.
is the press release officially announcing Colin McRae: DIRT, the just-unveiled
) next installment in the rally racing series, as well as
the launch of the
official product section
with info and screenshots. Here's the announcement:
Colin McRae: DIRT™ is today revealed as the
title* for the next generation of the genre leading, 8-million+ selling rally
racing series. Codemasters also confirms the game will launch for the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360™ video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and PC simultaneously in 2007. A special
edition for mobile phones will also be available from Codemasters Mobile.
Colin McRae: DIRT™ is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road
racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world
over. Events will include the series’ intense point-to-point races and then take
players further off-road than ever before.
Race in challenging heavyweight 850bhp cars, drifting on the loose gravel and
high-speed blind corners of Hill Climb events along perilous cliff edges. All
12.4 miles of the world famous Pikes Peak International is included, with over
150 precarious turns to negotiate through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
How about engaging in multiple car races with Dakar-style trucks and
super-powered 4x4s on the toughest desert terrain in Rally Raid competitions?
Then there are Rally Cross events, switching between dirt and road racing, where
the competition is always tight, fast and collisions with your opponents are
With more off-road racing styles to be revealed, Colin McRae: DIRT™ will also
offer a dedicated mode for European, International and Global rally
championships featuring official 2WD, 4WD, Classic and RWD rally cars.
Colin McRae: DIRT™ will deliver the wheel-screaming exhilaration of off-road
racing with the next generation of the series’ sublime car handling and physics
system and a devastating new damage engine that ensures players experience every
bump in the track, every loose rock, every inch of shifting dirt through the
With an incredible range of off-road vehicles, thrill-packed tracks, modes that
make the most of online multiplayer, and more varied events than any other
single-championship rally game, Colin McRae is being reborn as a bigger, faster,
wilder racing experience.
Get ready for total mud splattering, gravel churning, handbrake turning,
off-road racing in Colin McRae: DIRT™, coming 2007 for PlayStation®3, Xbox™360
and PC. Sign up for the drive of your life and receive advance race briefings
online at www.codemasters.com/dirt
offers the missing footnote to that orphaned asterisk: "Game titled “
Colin McRae: DIRT™” in PAL territories. In the U.S.A, the game is
titled “DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road™”."