Codemasters have just now officially announced Dirt 4, the first proper sequel to the franchise since 2011’s Dirt 3.
The official YouTube channel of Dirt uploaded the 1 minute announcement trailer alongside a release window, which happens to be sooner than everyone expected.
According to the Dirt 4 announcement trailer, the game will be releasing on 9th June 2017, just before E3 2017. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC simultaneously.
The description of the trailer reads:
Motorsport by its very nature is dangerous – it says so on the back of the ticket. DiRT 4 is all about embracing that danger. It’s about the thrill, exhilaration and adrenaline that is absolutely vital to off-road racing. And more than that, it’s about loving that feeling. It’s about pushing flat out next to a sheer cliff drop. Going for the gap that’s slightly too small. Seeing how much air you can get in a truck. They call it ‘being fearless’.
Since the release of Dirt 3, there have been other titles in the franchise such as the brilliant Dirt Rally released in 2015 but Dirt 4 is the first proper numbered sequel, which puts the focus back on realism while making sure new audiences can enjoy the game’s amazing offroad experience.
The game is confirmed to have the official FIA World Rallycross Championship license, including settings such as Hell and Lydden Hills.
The game will also introduce dirt track racing in buggies, trucks and crosskarts.
As for the locations featured in the game, Dirt 4 is now confirmed to have Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden and Wales.
There are also some handful of new features such as “Your Stage” which allows players to choose their settings and parameters which ends up creating a procedurally generated map for them which can be shared with friends playing the game.