DiRT Rally Road Book – 18/03/16



March 18, 2016

Happy Friday! Did you know that after today, there are only two more Fridays to go until DiRT Rally hits consoles? That means that if you’re a PS4 or an Xbox One player, you only have to sit through two more teasing editions of Road Book before you can get your hands on the game! We’ve got to applaud you for being patient, and also thank our PC players for staying with us while we’ve worked on the console ports. You guys are all awesome.

It’s been a busy week for us this week, especially with our rally fun in Wales with Liam Doran and the press! But more on that later. Without further ado, we’re going to get straight down into things – it’s this week’s Road Book!

The Multiplayer Trailer

It’s that time of the week where we bring you some shockingly good-looking new video content. Our PC fans have been battling away using DiRT Rally’s multiplayer functions since last year, but we’re excited for our console fans to join us too – so we’ve made a video to show you exactly what’s on offer for those who want to race against friends, enemies, and our wider community…

The Steelbook update

Did somebody say DIRT Rally Steelbook? So wow. Such shiny. ❤

A photo posted by DiRT (@dirtgame) on


Sorry about how slowly we’ve gotten this information out to you, but we’ve been beavering away on confirming which retailers and territories will be stocking the Steelbook. And, after a couple of tense weeks’ waiting, we can finally tell you where we’re selling the Steelbook Edition…

In the UK, Sainsburys will be stocking the DiRT Rally Steelbook – you won’t be able to order it online, but you can do this in store. Limited units will be available, so if you’re wanting to guarantee getting your hands on these then we’d recommend you pop in. From April 5th, Micromania will also be selling the Steelbook in France, GameStop will be doing the honours in Germany, and Gameware will be stocking the Steelbook in Austria. 

The Gadget Show Live

Ahead of our appearance at the Gadget Show Live, we’ll also be launching a special competition next week amongst our UK users. If you’re free on Sunday 3rd April and are able to get yourself to the NEC, then pay attention next Monday! To win our competition, you’ll need prove yourself as one of the fastest DiRT Rally players in the country. Do this, and you might end up on stage going head-to-head for a pretty special rally experience prize…

As promised, there will be more come Monday – but, to give you a heads up, there will be a moderated league hitting dirtgame.com very soon!


Supported wheel list for consoles

The next bit is exactly what it says on the tin! Both lists are subject to slight tweaking, but we’re delighted to announce that this is the peripheral hardware we’ll be supporting on each platform for DiRT Rally: 

Xbox One 

– Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing
– Thrustmaster TX – 599XX EVO 30
– Thrustmaster TX – F1 rim
– Thrustmaster TX – Ferrari GTE rim
– Thrustmaster TX – PS rim
– Thrustmaster TX – TM Leather 28 GT
– Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter
– Thrustmaster T3PA Pedals
– Thrustmaster T3PA Pro pedals
– Fanatec ClubSportWheel v2 with compatible Wheel Rim (Universal Hub for Xbox One / CSL P1 for Xbox One)
– Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V1
– Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V2
– Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V3
– Fanatec CSR Pedals
– Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals
– Fanatec Clubsport Handbrake (V2/V3 pedals required)
– Fanatec ClubSport Shifter (SQ)
– Hori Racing Wheel
– MadCatz Pro Racing
– Logitech G920 Racing Wheel


– Thrustmaster T80
– Thrustmaster T100
– Thrustmaster T150
– Thrustmaster T300 – 599XX EVO 30
– Thrustmaster T300 – F1 rim
– Thrustmaster T300 – Ferrari GTE rim
– Thrustmaster T300 – PS rim
– Thrustmaster T300 – TM Leather 28 GT
– Thrustmaster T500 – 599XX EVO 30
– Thrustmaster T500 – F1 rim
– Thrustmaster T500 – Ferrari GTE rim
– Thrustmaster T500 – PS rim
– Thrustmaster T500 – TM Leather 28 GT
– Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter
– Thrustmaster T3PA Pedals
– Thrustmaster T3PA Pro Pedals
– Fanatec ClubSportWheel V1
– Fanatec ClubSportWheel V2
– Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V1
– Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V2
– Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V3
– Fanatec CSR Pedals
– Fanatec CSR Elite Pedals
– Fanatec CSR Elite Wheel
– Fanatec Clubsport Handbrake (V2/V3 pedals required)
– Fanatec ClubSport Shifter (SQ)
– Fanatec GT2 Wheel
– Fanatec GT3 V2 Wheel
– Fanatec Porsche Wheel Turbo S
– Hori Racing Wheel
– Logitech G29 Racing Wheel


Leading perfectly on from the above – if you’re new to racing games and using wheels, our brilliant PC community have got some photos to show you what their set-ups looks like. It doesn’t matter if you have £200 or £2,000 to spend, or loads of space or barely any – if you’re planning on enjoying DiRT Rally with a wheel, take a look at how it’s done! The game’s still perfect if you’re playing on pad – but if you’re looking to set up a wheel and pedals, these should serve as some interesting inspiration.

Also, top tip: if you want to talk to some more experienced DiRT Rally players, then follow these guys. They can definitely give you some pointers. ;)

Hangin’ with Hatward

You guys! It’s been a very exciting week. One of my favourite things about making an awesome video game is seeing people play that awesome video game. That’s exactly what happened this week, when Paul and I visited the Forest Experience Rally School in Carno, Wales. I’ll spare you the tales of late nights / early starts, late equipment, and malfunctioning dev kits, but rest assured it was a pretty mammoth task getting to the event and getting everything set up, but it was well worth it in the end. Especially after Paul heroically saved the life of a T300 wheel. When you see the video footage of the event and he’s wearing a baseball cap, now you know why!

Once the event itself was underway, it was perfect for a Rally game. We had journalists and YouTubers try out the game on PS4, talk to our man Liam Doran, and get some hands on time with a real Rally car to find out how the game stacks up. The set up on the day was to split into two groups – one at the stage in the forest, and one in the garage playing the game, capturing footage, and interviewing Paul and Liam. The group at the rally school would get a ride along in an Impreza 2004, then get to drive an MKII themselves. I may also have tagged on at the end to take my favourite car for a spin for myself. It may have been amazing.

You’ll be seeing full coverage going live at various outlets sometime next week, we’ll let you know in all the usual places. In the meantime, you can let Paul know what you think of his handbrake turns. Don’t give up a the day job dude. ;)

Gotta make it a quick one this week – there are some gremlins that need addressing and I think someone may have fed them after midnight.

See you all next week!

Screenshot of the week

Zamoy72’s Steam screenshot is this week’s winner! Just look at that dirt. <3


Video of the week

This awesome mixed reality video using the Oculus is this our video of the week. Just look how good it looks! MAGIC.

P. S. Bonus picture for those who made it to the bottom! We’ve just got delivery of some DiRT Rally Crazy Karts…


Who fancies one of these? Because there will be a chance to win one soon. ;) Just take a look at what’s under the bonnet and how much fun they are…

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Senior Social @ Codemasters. Big fan of anything with four wheels (especially ice cream vans).

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