To be honest, it was only a matter of time before DiRT RALLY 2.0
was announced, some of us even expected the announcement a little earlier. However, following a week of rumors, Codemasters has finally confirmed that the sequel to 2016's DiRT Rally
is already in development and will be heading to consoles early next year.
As part of the announcement, the team has released a carefully composed video, showing off some of the different cars, both classic and modern, and some of the disciplines that will make up the racing in the new title. Mud-splattered vehicles, weather effects, and stunning environments are also on display. Of course, it's the wonderful looking and sounding cars that are the real stars of the clip.
The new title will have players racing over six rally locations around the globe, featuring both rally and rallycross events. Being the official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, cars from the 2018 season will be included, along with eight of the official WorldRX circuits.
As part of the announcement, the team has also revealed details of pre-orders. Those ordering the game early will have access to the Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec car. The Deluxe Edition will also include the first two seasons of DLC, each bringing three locations and five early vehicles unlocks; Ford Escort MkII, Lancia Stratos, Subaru Impreza 1995, AUDI Sport quattro S1 E2 and Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite. Additionally, the Deluxe Edition will include upgraded starter cars, in-game bonuses and high reward events. Plus, players will be able to start playing the game four days early.
Although it's still early, Codemasters has also released a number of screenshots showing off a number of the vehicles from the upcoming title. Dirt Rally 2.0
will be hitting the Xbox One on February 26th, 2019.