Colin McRae gets dirty

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road announced as the US name of the rally driver's PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC game.

Codemasters' next-gen rally game has been branded--twice. Given that Scottish racer McRae has less relevance in North America, gamemaker Codemasters decided to dub the game DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road in the US. Europeans, on the other hand, will find the game under the label Colin McRae: DIRT. Codemasters has also confirmed that the 12-mile Pikes Peak International track in the Rocky Mountains has been included, as well as Dakar-style trucks and other 4x4 vehicles. The new game is set for simultaneous release on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2007, with a mobile phone version also in the works.

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ATHF_Bum
ATHF_Bum

Good. Now I'll be able to drive Dakar vehicles :p

thevikingkings
thevikingkings

is the a dirt oval track in this game? if so ill buy it..

MickMaurer
MickMaurer

Wow it looks reel nice, don't it

M4NI4K
M4NI4K

Seems like the kind of twist that the Colin McRae series needed

danharlow
danharlow

I really need to get a force feedback wheel now :)

Jypson44
Jypson44

I have high hopes, I just hope it doesn't suck like the last McRae game. I'm looking forward to a Ralli Sport Challenge 3 game. That would be WAY better!

DesmondPills
DesmondPills

yeah exactly...dont post just to post your half-brained comments. i dont go into games i have no interest in a go, "how many people care about this game? I really dont". on topic now. Colin McRae is the best rallye game available imo. and at the price its always set at, its worth it tenfold. cannot wait to get my paws on this game.

Neon_Tool
Neon_Tool

If you're not interested in the game, why do you click on the link in the first place? God.. well, I'm really interested in seeing what they can come up with this time, since the series have become a bit stale over the years. The off-road aspect seems like an excellent idea. A game to follow closely.

gunnplay
gunnplay

Colin is the cleanest, "realistically fun" racing game I have ever played. I mean, racing in Colin on asphalt feels more "realistic" than PGR3. It just feels more tangible and tactical. Anyone agree?

wenbin09
wenbin09

waiting for the videos!!!

Gregoroth
Gregoroth

Awesome. Those screens looks amazing, in fact, too good to be using the in-game engine. Maybe that's a video sequence? I'm also waiting in anticipation for a Richard Burns Rally 2. RBR has rediculously good physics and level design. Tanner - Japan anybody?

twolegsbad
twolegsbad

I'm so excited I'm gonna wet myself. Here I was just hoping Colin McRae 2005 would get backwards compatability (4 just didn't have the content), and now the best racer to ever grace this beautiful earth is getting the next gen treatment. How happy am I? So happy.

Mr_Manikin52
Mr_Manikin52

I hope there will be a "In Car" view like in PGR3.

FellfromGrace
FellfromGrace

Colin Mcrea rocks ! But honestly I like the Ralli Sport Challenge series better. I wish to God Ralli Sport Challange 2 was backwards compatible!

oOsaskOo
oOsaskOo

Well I do, CM games are always top notch, always deliver solid on all fronts. are always slick and stylish to boot, and has one of the best feels of any racing game........ and When this was announced.... my first thought was wow nice no rails....or less rails.... one complaint of the series is tht it's tracks are narrow affairs with errors resultin' in yr car being repoped onto the track....... I hates tht my pretty....... with a passion.. who ever said it's too simmy ...geez pls play a real sim....ever hear of GTR? in any case, sim this is not and hot it will be, the team is just too good and too experienced to miss.

jdbthexboxgamr
jdbthexboxgamr

Yes!,Xbox 360 Colin McRae!,another one of my prayers have been answered!

Mechakucha
Mechakucha

Awesome! I loved the other Colin McRaes that made it to the US. These screens look amazing, can't wait to pick it up for the PS3. On a side note, I never understood why rally racing isn't bigger here in America. I mean its got hardcore, to the hundredth of a second competition, fast cars, and crashes all in an outdoor setting. What's not to love?

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

Rally car drivers rock! At least they now how to turn right occasionally instead of chasing each other in a circle!

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

I'm waiting for RalliSport Challenge 3. RS is in a good place between arcade and simulation, while Colin Mrae is a bit too simulation for me.

revelations
revelations

That game is not coming quick enough. Rallisport Challenge 2 is the only game better than Colin.

znte140
znte140

Great series, I'm sure this new edition will not disapoint... however, Rallisport Challenge 2 still remains the most "fun" rally game evER!! Rallisport Challenge 3 anyone?

Drofd21
Drofd21

I think off road racing is dead

DirtiestBeef
DirtiestBeef

well how many of u care about this game? i personally dont.