Dirt Rally is the next entry in the Dirt racing franchise and is available now on Steam Early Access for $31.49, Codemasters has announced.
Posting on the game’s Steam page, the developer exclaimed how it was a gamble to push out an unfinished version of the game. The decision to release it on Early Access “scales the absolute crap out of us, but in a good way,” said Codemasters. “We want you to feel like part of the development team and help us build a better game.”
Right now, Dirty Rally features a total of 36 stages, and 17 cars that range from “1960s classics” to modern vehicles. Codemasters plans to add more cars and stages in the future, including some circuits from the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. This content will be free for all players.
“We won’t be charging anything for that new content. Regardless of when you join us, you’ll have access to everything we produce for our early access period at no extra cost,” Codemasters said. “Over the coming months we’ll be adding more cars, more tracks, new game modes, and features we haven’t even thought of yet–features that you are going to think of and help us build.”
The game features daily, weekly, and monthly challenges, an Online League mode where players can join up to six leagues, a Team Management system to hire/fire crew members, and a new physics model that “simulates everything from the way the surface of the road behaves to limited slip differentials.”
Dirt Rally will remain in Steam Early Access for the remainder of 2015, with the developer continuously improving the game based on feedback. An official release for the full version has not been announced.
Dirty Rally is only available on PC, but it could be brought to consoles if there is enough demand. Right now, as an incentive, those who do buy Dirty Rally on Steam Early Access will receive a free Dirt Rally livery for the Subaru Impreza 1995 car.