Dirt 4 announced for 2017 release

dirt 4Buckle up really tight and hang on for dear life, as Codemasters have announced Dirt 4 for a 2017 release. The game has been teased via the PlayStation Blog, but expect to see it hitting Steam and Xbox One at the same time, surely.

One of the brand new features fans can look forward to is the ability to generate, race and share their own tracks. With billions of potential routes and setups to explore, no two races will ever be the same, if that’s what gets you muddy under the fingers. Whatever that even means… It’s early.

Realism is at the heart of the Dirt series so Codemasters have drafted in top-flight rally driver Kris Meeke along with former Rally champ and two-time World Rallycross Champion, Petter Solberg, to help them nail down the feeling of driving these amazing cars around a blind bend at breakneck speed.

Another new feature making its way into Dirt 4 this year is Crosskarts, which you can see in the screenshot below. Just another way to play, which will surely be very hectic! Also, a new DirtFish Rally School in Washington will also host your first few steps as a racing driver, where Jen Horsey will teach you all of the tips and tricks you’ll need to confidently throw your car around a stage. The school also doubles as a free practice zone for all of your vehicle-tuning needs, where you’ll instantly be able to test new vehicles and new setups.

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It’s been some time since Dirt 3 released on last gen consoles, going back as far as 2011. Sure, we had Dirt Rally in between which blew racers’ minds with its difficulty and realism, but will Dirt 4 offer a more approachable experience?

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