Neon engine to drive McRae's DIRT

Code built from the bottom up will power next-gen rally game from Codemasters.

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Codemasters Studios is touting its new Neon game engine, stating that the upcoming Colin McRae game, Colin McRae: DIRT (known as DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road in the US), will be using the all-new engine.

Today's update on the game engine explains why the next game in the series has taken so long to hit the shelves--Neon has been in production for 18 months.

Colin McRae Rally was released in 1998, and a series of sequels followed--but the last game, Colin McRae Rally 2005, was released more than two years ago.

DIRT will feature a range of off-road race events and more than 40 officially licensed cars from 12 categories, including Colin McRae's prototype R4 and Travis Pastrana's Subaru Impreza.

Colin McRae: DIRT is due in 2007 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Discussion

21 comments
Fortruss
Fortruss

this game looks so chill!

gwmonkeyking
gwmonkeyking

I'm waiting to hear some confirmation of force feedback support for the 360's wireless racing wheel. That's my dream.

HFsimaoasa
HFsimaoasa

is it just me or the pictures are a crappy??too much blur...

omus101
omus101

Motorstorm is going DOOOOWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!This game looks sooooo good, I can't wait till more info is released

zag_mag
zag_mag

this new engine looks too good i think that will be the best rally simulation

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Motorstorm will mop the floor with them

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Rallisport Challenge 3 please......Oh yea, Wait, EA bought Dice and dismantled the production team. Well i guess we all have to settle for this. yayyyyyy! Go Colin McRae!!!!! didn't like any of your other games but yayyyyyy i got faith this time!

mutley89
mutley89

Tragedy that we're not getting a rallisport challenge 3 but theres a chance this game could make up for it and rekindle my love of colin mcrae that started 9 years ago!

wenbin09
wenbin09

The graphic looks superb!!!

OPOLO
OPOLO

This is great news

ukalipt
ukalipt

can't wait. about time a rally game made a return to the xbox

xboxr23
xboxr23

This game should be sweet, but where's Rallisport Challenge 3? The second one was a huge hit. I can't believe they aren't making a third.

onlineterrorism
onlineterrorism

This is the way racing games should look. I am tired of the need for speed and other crappy graphic engines that only make the cars look good, but the enviroments look like they would on a playstation.

betamon
betamon

This game is looking like it is going to be amazizizzing

TGammet
TGammet

I buy the PC version for the mods, and if this has Starforce like 2005 than I'm not buying it either. I loved CMR 3 and 04. Stop using that crap Codemasters.

Mechakucha
Mechakucha

That game looks absolutely amazing. Can't wait!

NorwegianWinter
NorwegianWinter

I don't usually play these types of games but if it gets a good review then I may buy it.

Rated_25
Rated_25

This is gonna be good!!! *moving hands together*