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Monday, 07 February 2011 09:49

Codemasters confirms Dirt 3 for May

Written by David Stellmack

More of everything that made the last one a hit
Codemasters has finally confirmed that the next chapter in the Dirt franchise (which is now known as Dirt 3) will arrive May 24th, 2011. The franchise, while popular in the past, seems to have hit its stride with its last release, known as Dirt 2, which received excellent reviews and a good boost in sales over previous versions.

As for what Dirt 3 will offer, perhaps the best way to describe it is “more of everything” including cars, events, locations, and routes. It will feature racing across three continents, including new locations such as Finland, Kenya, Norway, and Michigan. With new locations come new driving challenges with ever changing weather conditions that are actually imagined in the images within the game.

Perhaps the biggest news is that fans who complained that the last release had gone too Hollywood will be happy to know that the simulation options and controls that they enjoy are back as a part of Dirt 3. That’s not to say from what sources tell us, that things that made Dirt 2 fun to pick up and play, as well, will be back.

The game will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC when it hits retailer shelves.

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+7 #1 The_Wolf88 2011-02-07 10:56
Great Can't wait ! :lol:
+4 #2 Warhead 2011-02-07 11:19
Same here, but I've just got Dirt 2 (for £3.99 on steam in december) so I'll probably wait until next sales xmas! :D
+4 #3 p4l1ndr0m3 2011-02-07 17:47
What happened to GRID 2?
+7 #4 muppet show 2011-02-07 20:17
Hopefully less of everything that made the last one suck ....

Games for Windows Live on the PC meant multiplayer was completely and utterly unplayable.

Also, the Americanisation of the franchise is horrible and exceedingly long winded interludes between games made for a snorefest.

The underlying game and engine are superb. But everything that came with the last one made for a very frustrating / underwhelming experience.

They said they'll fix the clunky UI and Americanisation for Dirt 3, but it'll still be useless for multiplayer on the PC if it has GFWL and no dedicated servers.
+1 #5 Kakkoii 2011-02-08 06:20
Quoting muppet show:
Hopefully le...

Yeah for sure, they are missing out on creating a thriving community for their games with the lack of dedicated servers.

But it's good that they heard and listened to the complaints about the last game. It'll be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Also, I don't understand why they would make it a Steam game, yet use GFWL for in-game stuff, that was so stupid. Steam community is such a better system than GFWL.

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