Codemasters teases multiple new DiRT games for 2014

Let's just hope at least one of them isn't a MOBA or free-to-play CCG.

UK racing developer Codemasters has teased that it's working on multiple new entries in the DiRT series for release in 2014.

The developer asked on Twitter (spotted by VideoGamer) what games people would like to see from the developer in 2014.

"Definitely a new DiRT/rally game," said one user, before following up with an assertive "but you're working on one already aren't you?"

"Well we're not," began the publisher's tease. "Not working on one," Codemasters added. The publisher then did a winky emoticon, which is a sign that you definitely know they're up to something.

The game will likely arrive alongside F1 2014, as a new entry in Codemasters' annual F1 series is all but officially announced. The last entry in the series was the party-themed DiRT Showdown in 2012, but the last real entry--DiRT 3--was released in 2011.

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28 comments
Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Hilarious passing remark that you have written there, Martin Gaston. :D

deadpen
deadpen

Who are they teasing?

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I seem to remember hearing a while back that DiRT would be splitting into two series'; one for the serious, simulator style fans and one for the more arcade-like casual racers. Can't imagine how we'd need any more than that.

PetJel
PetJel

get rid of the fireworks hot air balloons and the whole stupid yolo lifestyle bs and go back to actual rally and maybe just maybe I'll look at the series again.

shreddyz
shreddyz

dirt games died with colin mcrae. THOSE were rally games. 

saltbalsak
saltbalsak

Never buying another Codemasters game again. Bought Grid 2 about 2 months after it came out. There was NO WAY to win online at that point unless you PAID to unlock the best cars. Otherwise you would need to sit around grinding it out coming in last, earning the absolute miniumum credits for a minimum of 80 hours until you earned enough credits to purchase cars that could compete with those that started on day 1. You would literally be getting lapped by noobs and I am fn great at racing games. F U Codemasters.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

"Definitely a new DiRT/rally game," said one user"

well thats just great! I would wish for a new realistic rallying sim one which codemasters forgot how to make

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Grid2 was terrible. Please dont make shit like that again.

coaltango
coaltango

dirt always have great graphics

StokeMeAClipper
StokeMeAClipper

Had no interest in Showdown whatsoever. I'm hoping that if they make multiple DIRT titles they split the series. One for those who like the stuff that's been in in the series since DIRT 2 (gymkhana etc) and one that focuses on rally.

Some may argue there were too many rally games between 98-05, but personally I love rally games. I'd like some decent length courses as well. I doubt Codemasters will be the people to do it, but I'd also like to see someone make a worthy RBR successor for sim fans.

themc_7
themc_7

I still have to finish GRID 2 and Forza 5, after that I'll be off racing games for a while

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

As if there wasn't enough games coming out next year... Eurgh.... Feel sorry for my bank account right about now

Sharkspawn80
Sharkspawn80

Here's hoping for a new Blade of Darkness!

darkrunedk
darkrunedk

I still hopes, that they will make a new Overlord game :-/

negduke1981
negduke1981

A knew Toca/BTCC game with Official Licence would be awesome.

Jim-Panze
Jim-Panze

I don't like racing games that much, but I absolutely love the Colin McRae and Dirt series. Less Gymkhana (a little is fun) and more rallying...that would be sweet. Paris-Dakar mode would be great.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

TOCA 4 Race Driver , thats the only one id give a sht about.  i think WRC 3 and WRC 4 knocked DIRT out of the park, with the rallying side of it. It was definately more realistic than DIRT. had more tracks, more cars, more events , more countries. These major AAA companies are so bent on good graphics that i think mid range companies are making better games.


Like GRID vs race 07 or GRID vs TOCA 3 for example. I think Race 07 plus expansions or TOCA 3 and mods are such better games than GRID


DIRT is fun ill grant it that, but thats kind of where it ends. 1:45 stages are over before you blink 

pohman
pohman

open world dirt 4 plz

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

"Let's just hope at least one of them isn't a MOBA or free-to-play CCG"

Ha! That's a good one.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@PetJel Yeah, this series is missing the constant whining about being the same old classic bullcrap every year. Look how great the WRC series is doing.

Aaron3691
Aaron3691

I found it incredibly easy to win online, having a decent car does help but a lot of the grid community are trashy and drive too aggressively.

I managed to achieve all online trophies around rank 10 took me no more than a couple of hours.

Nyrex
Nyrex

You'll find it on eBay for 50p, it was released in 2006.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@xsonicchaos @PetJel   WRC reuses content,  Dirt just doesn't let you access it's usually great (new) content without being talked to like some real cool dude who's all hip and into the lyfestyle of being hardcore!  I've actually tried playing a bit of Dirt 2 lately and I wan't to rip my god damn ears off whenever I'm not actively racing.


Also please no forced Gymkhana, and carry over vehicle damage when doing back to back rallys!

saltbalsak
saltbalsak

@Aaron3691 I am guessing you bought the game close to launch and were competing against other players with essentially the same cars as you. When I bought the game 2 months after launch everyone already had all the best cars and I don't care how good you are, if a car in the same class as you is twice as fast, you're not going to beat it. Because the amount of credits you earned was tied to your finishing position, grinding up to get a competitive car while constantly coming in the bottom couple positions was incredibly monotonous. If Codemasters did not intentionally build this system in to punish players, why would they offer you the ability to BUY the best cars after you've already paid for the game? Why not have the cars you earn in single players cross over to multi? They wanted more of your money, period. I mean, if you were playing online and the random race generator chose a Class A race, the game had to LOAN you a car to even compete. Then, because it loaned you a car, it took half of your credits at the end of a race...insane. Again, I am #1 on the LBs for both PGR3 and PGR4 arcade mode, so I know how to drive. I've never whined about losing in my life but this was just an obvious Pay to Win situation for anyone who didn't start playing in the 1st couple weeks. Can you tell I was a little miffed about this? ;-) I even emailed them about it with no response of course. I used to love Codemasters racing games, but this was unforgivable imho. Okay, venting complete :-)