The first gameplay footage for DiRT 3
has arrived, as well as details about some of the features within the game.
Check out this video, showcasing some sweet rally driving (of course):
Codemasters have also released a list containing info about some of the features from the upcoming game:
Be a pro
DiRT 3 puts players in the racing boots of a professional motorsports athlete. The beaten up RV of DiRT 2 is a thing of the past as gamers compete against stars including Ken Block and Kris Meeke across a range of racing and driving disciplines at spectacular locations across the world.
More, More, More!
DiRT 3 boasts more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the DiRT series.
There are now 100+ routes in the game compared to DiRT 2's 41. DiRT 3 offers the finest selection of licensed action-sports racing cars available and the largest line up to feature in any Codemasters racing game, including cars that represent 5 decades of rallying from classics like the Mini Cooper and Audi Quattro to Ken Block's rally spec Ford Fiesta.
Rally is back!
After consulting fan-feedback, reviews and performing exhaustive data mining, the standout event from DiRT 2, Rally, returns with more than double the amount of content.
Multi-stage rallies are set at classic locations from the traditional rally heartland of Scandinavia to the jungles of Kenya and the forests of Europe and the USA, taking players to the most dramatic, inhospitable and exciting terrain on the planet where only the most fearless drivers race.
Express yourself with Gymkhana!
The 15 million-plus YouTube phenomenon pioneered by Ken Block now powerslides into to DiRT 3. Gamers can test their car control to the very limit and drift, spin-dry and jump their way to stardom in all new Gymkhana events.
Set in specially created arenas packed with props, players can practice their skills, chain together moves, complete challenges or hang out online with friends in this spectacular videogame first.
Let it snow.
For the first time in the DiRT series, players will enjoy the unique and exhilarating spectacle of racing on snow. A highly advanced particle and physics model powers snow that builds up on the track, wheel tread and the car as it falls more heavily throughout the race.
As players drive they will feel the change in the handling as the snow compacts at different rates depending on your speed, angle and cornering. This best-in-class feature delivers truly jaw-dropping visual and performance effects.
Race through the rain, race through the night
Combining with the performance affects of snow to extend replayability, DiRT 3 challenges players to master changes in grip and visibility in the dry and in the rain on different stages and races.
Players will also experience the unique exhilaration of racing through the night on different routes.
Party Modes and Split-screen
As well as extensive Online multiplayer options for up to 8 players, DiRT 3 will introduce split-screen multiplayer gaming allowing players to race against each other on the same TV.
All disciplines are available, including gymkhana, and are complimented by all new Party Modes which will increase the pass the pad appeal of the game.
A full suite of race assists will make this the most accessible DiRT game to date. From the novice on their game pad to the rally purist using a wheel complete with clutch and gearbox, DiRT 3 has customisable levels for every racing fan to easily find a competitive race.
A Racing Studio game
The talent that brought the world Colin McRae DiRT, The BAFTA Award winning Race Driver GRID and Colin McRae: DiRT 2(Metacritic: 87) is developing DiRT 3.
Using the award winning EGO Technology Platform known for its killer visuals, weather, flashback and damage system, DiRT 3 sets the technical benchmark for others to follow.
Not enough information? Dont worry, there is also DiRT 3: Dev's Q&A Part 1
released yesterday for you to check out too, and if you are not familiar with what 'Gymkhana' is, then you will be now thanks to this very helpful video
featuring Ken Block.DiRT 3
is set to release in Q2 2011.