Well hello there! It’s been a couple of weeks since our last Road Book, so welcome back to our DiRTy little corner of the internet. We’ve (just about) calmed down following the awesome high of announcing DiRT 4, and we’re back in the office and ready to crack on with making the game.
However, we’re not done with DiRT Rally just yet – and today we’re utterly delighted to be launching DiRT Rally PS VR. In case you haven’t seen our brand new launch trailer for PS VR, here it is for your viewing pleasure. If you look closely, you might spot a few familiar faces in there… After all, we needed a hand testing the brand new co-driver mode. ;)
Shout out to our awesome community guys who tested the upgrade and provided their feedback on the PlayStation VR experience. We’ve poured a lot of love into Dirt Rally PS VR and we’re super proud of the final product, so we can’t wait for all of you PlayStation VR people to get stuck into it. It brings a whole new dimension of fun to the game – especially when you’ve got a Player 2 responsible for the co-driver calls. If you’ve ever given Paul Coleman’s co-driver some backchat when you’ve been playing DiRT Rally, then you’re going to love the opportunity to actually heckle the person with the second DualShock cocking up the calls.
If you want to know more about DiRT Rally PS VR, then head over to the PlayStation Blog to read a little more about what it offers. And if you’d just prefer to dive in and experience it for yourself, then get yourself over to the PlayStation Store and pick it up now. If you’re in Europe, you can pick it up here, and if you’re in the US you can buy it here. Enjoy!
Oh, one last thing – while you wait for the reviews to come in, we’ve compiled some of the best tweets from those of you who downloaded it on the store as soon as you could. The verdict looks pretty good so far…
@dirtgame By far the best VR experience I ever had. The track is super sharp and easy to read. No words to the speed sensitive. Awesome!
— Max (@SmiithMaxx) February 17, 2017
@dirtgame DIRT Rally in (PS)VR is fun, no REAL fun!! Thx for this new experience. And the race suit is one size fits all ;)
— BrainsBush (@BrainsBush) February 17, 2017
@dirtgame thanks guys and girls! It’s amazing! Col de Turini in a Lancia Fulvia in VR – great times!👍
— Andrea Thode (@thode_andrea) February 17, 2017
@dirtgame Just bought the DLC and played; holy jesus best VR game yet! This is nuts! Dirt Rally just went from fav race game to fav vr game!
— Connor Butler (@ConnorTheButler) February 17, 2017
@dirtgame wow that was incredible, drove in Monte Carlo in snow & the 3D immersion was incredible, looking into corners & at ice patches 😳
— Ste. (@Ste_F1) February 17, 2017
Just wanted to say thank you,thank you,thank you a billion times over.The Dirt Rally VR update is wonderful.. I love you guys
— Alan Rushton (@MrMontyBurnsDog) February 17, 2017
The DiRT Show returns
If you managed to miss the long-awaited return of the DiRT Show, do not fear! Here is the DiRT Show ready for your viewing pleasure. It’s a long one, featuring awesome interviews with Kris Meeke and Petter Solberg, and a cheeky Q&A with Chief Games Designer Paul and Senior Games Designer Darren – plus it’s also got some sneaky exclusive footage of the Your Stage track generator tool in action. Get yourself a cup of tea/a beer/whatever makes you happy, and stick it on:
It might not surprise you that we’ve also got a few more videos in the works for you guys at the moment. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the good stuff – there’s plenty of fun stuff for you to set your eyes on over the next few months.
All of the videos
Even though we’ve got all of the exciting PS VR stuff going on, there are a lot of people talking about DiRT 4 at the moment. If you want to see more of the announcement event and some in-game footage, then we’ve compiled a round-up of the best DiRTy videos going:
Over to you
Finally, we want to know what you want to know about DiRT 4. Are you curious about how we’ve tweaked the handling, or how gamer handling works, or how we’ve worked to add more elements of realism to DiRT 4? Or is there something else you have a burning question about? Drop us a line in the various Road Book threads of the internet and we’ll add as much of them as we can the list of Road Book topics, as we want to make sure we’re giving you the info you want! There’s a lot we want to tell you more about, and there’s probably a lot of cross-over – but we can only be sure if you ask us. :)
Anyway, that’s all from us this week – but we will definitely be back and looking at DiRT 4 in far more depth.
Enjoy your weekends everyone!