After two days of speculation, we can finally confirm that DiRT Rally 2.0 is a thing. And that thing is ready to rev its engines this coming February.
The more simulation-centric title will again benefit from the World Rallycross Championship’s licence to bring eight official tracks to our living rooms. And it will attempt to recreate an array of locations from the main tournament sport, including far-flung places like Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.
The only fly on the windscreen, so to speak, is the fact that the original game’s director, Paul Coleman, left the studio earlier this year. He was credited with being responsible for the original’s authenticity, which raises a few questions over how the second will compare. But DiRT Rally’s USP versus Dirt 4 was on its steep learning curve and unforgiving controls, so the studio can do nothing but continue with that trend. We hope.
Further details are yet to be released, but we do at least have a launch date – DiRT Rally 2.0 will be drifting on to consoles February 26th 2019. Have your windscreen wipers at the ready!
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— Codemasters (@Codemasters) September 26, 2018
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