Codemasters brings Colin McRae Rally 2.0 to iOS

Update: Colin McRae Rally released on New Zealand app store.

Update: Colin McRae Rally has been released on Apple's New Zealand app store, which traditionally suggests a worldwide release tomorrow. The game is based on Colin McRae Rally 2.0 and includes 30 rally stages alongside the Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Lancia Stratos and Colin McRae’s Ford Focus. The app requires a minimum of an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to run.

Original story: UK developer Codemasters has said it will announce its latest project tomorrow.

The developer has released artwork of rally legend Colin McRae's iconic Ford Focus, suggesting the new title will be rally focused. The typography from the new artwork is reminiscent of the cover for classic PlayStation title Colin McRae Rally 2.0, suggesting a possible revival of the iconic rally racer for a modern platform.

"Working on a new thing to announce tomorrow, bringing back lots of memories. Will hint soon with usual subtlety," added Codemasters' communications director Rich Eddy on Twitter.

Codemasters' latest racer, GRID 2, was released in May. GameSpot awarded the game a score of 8.5 in its review.

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57 comments
Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

Back in 1998, Colin McRae Rally was the reason I bought a Playstation console.

PernicioEnigma
PernicioEnigma

If it's as good as the PS1 version it'll be better than any "Dirt" game.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Yawn boring. ios/android apps are not proper games - get off this GAMING website!

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

Dear gaming industry

Kindly stop making a big fucking deal of your mobile games, just reveal the games without teases of smackdown announcements that will knock our socks off. Since knocking our socks off includes -but doesn't conclude- Final Fantasy VII Remake, Half-Life 3 or a single year passing without another Call of Duty. Thank you dear gaming industry and have fun ripping our pants off with microtransactions-infested mobile games.

Sincerely

Your average whiny bored frustrated ranting bitching gamer

gaffyh
gaffyh

Colin McRae 2.0 was my favourite in the series, love those old PS1 days... if the price is right, I will pay for the nostalgia alone!

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

What a massive let down. I was expecting an all new Colin McRae on consoles. Very very disappointing...  

Codemasters have fallen from one of my favorite game developers since the C64 days to a shadow of what they once were and it all happened this generation.

quebec946
quebec946

scumbag developpers support ios instead of android the most gaming unfriendly and overpriced mobile devices.

gewlosh
gewlosh

F*** iphones and apple,  what do we have to do to get a new console game???  This, gran turismo, and burnout are the only racing series i like.  

kkee
kkee

What a waste. Colin McRae Rally HD on PSN/XBL would have been great!

snaketus
snaketus

Pointless! How about developing actually a new and good rally game for next-gen consoles instead of this. No one really cares this iOS crap.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

that, was it?! SERIOUSLY!?!?!? 


I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up! damn it! imagine how great it would be a new colin mcrae! the realism you knew and love returns! but no!

Shaz_gamer
Shaz_gamer

This culture is starting to piss me off, there I was looking forward to Dirt 4 or perhaps an upcoming colin mcrae PS4 title and they throw this iOS shit at me.

Lsnake
Lsnake

And suddenly I went from superexcited (Colin McRae on PS4?) to completely uninterested and disappointed. BLEH.

Strongbow88
Strongbow88

Well that's a shame, was hoping for a next-gen Colin McRae Rally game retuning to its roots, oh well.

Gen007
Gen007

For shame its an IOS game. I always loved the colin mcrae games. When Dirt came out i liked it but they had started to move always from pure rally racing and with dirt 2 and 3 they really go away from it. I would really like to see a pure rally racing game again.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Collin McRae 2.0 for the PS was a phenomenal game. This is great news.

paytonlow
paytonlow

Well, I don't quite understand why CM hasn't made a real serious rally racing game for current generation platforms. We have Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo on road/track racing/driving, and NFS Shift series for PC road/track racing. However, neither of them have done justice for rally racing. GT tried and failed miserably, you can see GT5 misused WRC lisense totally. The current WRC official game is just a joke, sorry if I've hurt someone's feeling, but hey...

There're tons of arcade racers already, and GRID does turn out good. But we need true professional rally racing game. Come on CM, you can get F1 lisense, why not grab the WRC as well? 

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Hopefully it'll be back to the good old Mcrea games instead of them being awful Americanised,"MTV" like presented games like the recent racers.

kaolcxlaf
kaolcxlaf

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Blade_Runner22
Blade_Runner22

Wonder if it will be an actual racing game or another sliding arcade...

ramthegamer
ramthegamer

back to the days of CMR 2.0 the greatest rally experience ever :P

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Turns out It's an HD remake for iOS, fuck you Codemasters.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

Absolutely cant wait. Fan of the old CM series and the current DiRT series (except Showdown >_>)

Showing this car and style gives me hope of a down-to-earth rally sim and hopefully nothing as arcadey as GRID 2.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I miss those games.. Hopefully this is just as good

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

Racing games must either sell well or they are easy/cheap to make, because there have be TONS of them recently.  Sorry but I don't need 25 racing games to choose from. Kinda sad that sports games produce 2 each (tops) but with racing games there are TONS.

petez34
petez34

It's been so long since they've made a good game. The Colin series died when he did. r.i.p.

CrashAce
CrashAce

I liked the Dirt series except Showdown, but a new McRae title would be nice for a change. Colin McRae games got me into racing games.

arqe
arqe

Oldschool CMR ? YEAH !

hoscba
hoscba

Awesome!!!
I remember playing Colin Mcrae Rally on PC back in '98 with the SideWinder steering wheel.

That shit was cray!

Atrax2k8
Atrax2k8

@PernicioEnigma  I agree.

Please Codemasters, PLEASE, return the Colin McRae series and give us back our beloved rally simulator.

And please, if you do that, do NOT include gymkhana and other Dirt nonsense in it. And make it more challenging and difficult, Dirt is an arcade joke.

Jim-Panze
Jim-Panze

@Shaz_gamer DeusEx The Fall all over again...and they tricked me into getting excited again.  

woodyfr
woodyfr

@Prats1993 Not surprising. They can't make enough money with their (bad) F1 game and the boring Grid 2. It's the easy way, a lot of iOS users buy everything even if it's crap.