The first DiRT 4 Dev Diary is here! And we have news of Special Editions too…
Hello! Today’s an awesome day, and that’s because we have two brand new things to tell you about. Want to know more about Your Stage and all the different editions of DiRT 4 we’re planning? Then you’re in luck, because that’s on the agenda for the rest of this post.
First up, we’re so happy to tell you there will be a Day One Edition of DiRT® 4™ which will feature an exclusive Hyundai R5 rally car as well as a unique event*, livery, and Founder Icon. There will also be a Special Edition for retail that will feature the Day One content – PLUS a Team Booster Pack that give you a unique team offer, staff and facilities bonuses. There will also be an additional Steelbook option (retailers TBC), which will include the Day One Edition content with a limited edition steel box.
And now, onto Your Stage… As you know, Double FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and rally driver Kris Meeke have both been involved in the development of DiRT 4. We asked them for their thoughts on Your Stage, a game-changing stage creation system, in our very first DiRT 4 Dev Diary:
Your Stage allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button in DiRT 4. Just select one of the five rally locations from within the game (Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales) and set the time of day and weather conditions. Next at your fingers are the options to change the length and complexity of your generated stage using sliders, and you also have the option to reverse the stage should you want to. If you are not happy with what the game’s built for you, just press Generate again and create another. You can then race, share and challenge your friends to take on your bespoke stage.
Paul Coleman, DiRT 4’s Chief Game Designer, commented: “Your Stage is something that we have been working on since the launch of DiRT 3 in 2011. It allows players to generate an almost infinite variety of stages at all of the rally locations in DiRT 4. It’s a revelation as now our players will get the thrill of driving a new stage whenever they want.”
“It is extremely simple for you to create a stage but, behind the scenes, we have an extraordinarily complex series of rules and algorithms that put these routes together. Your Stage creates such a huge variety of routes, some that we would never have thought of crafting before, and they’re amazing to drive.”
DiRT 4 will be landing on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC in June 2017. DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing in both rally and rallycross to the next level, whilst also reintroducing gamers to Landrush, thrilling short-course racing in trucks and buggies.