Dirt Rally races into Steam Early Access

by: Travis -
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Seemingly out of nowhere a new game in the Dirt series was recently revealed with Dirt Rally, which also is already available through Steam Early Access. Developer Codemasters described the development team's focus as bringing off-road racing to a new level of realism that captures the feeling of being inside a rally car. With the game's launch as an Early Access title, the developers will listen to community feedback in shaping the game's development.

The current game features include:

  • 17 Cars Over 6 New and Classic Classes - Including BMW M3 Evo; Audi Quattro S1; Lancia Delta HF Integrale and Subaru Impreza
  • Diverse Locales - 36 challenging stages set across Hafren, Wales; Monte Carlo, Monaco and Argolis, Greece
  • Team Management - Hire up to four engineering staff to work on your car between stages
  • Rally Async - Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world without the need to be online at the same time
  • Rally Seasons - Compete in a succession of events with the aim of gaining promotion to the next rung on the driving ladder
  • Custom Rally Events - Take any car on any track and configure and compete in single or multi-stage events against the AI's times
  • Upgrades - Unlock the full potential of your car with meaningful improvements to its handling and performance
  • Tuning - Tweak your car set-up based on car, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style
  • Physics-Based Assists - Dirt Rally allows players to experience cars in their purest form. It also offers a selection of real world assists similar to those seen in race and road vehicles as traction control and ABS
  • Damage and Repairs - Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with a comprehensive and realistic damage model. Damage can be repaired by hiring Engineers to work in the team's Service Area between stages but with a finite amount of time available

Dirt Rally is available now for PC through Steam Early Access.