DiRT 3 “is the biggest rally game ever made”, says Codemasters

Monday, 2nd August 2010 14:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Codemasters has formally lifted the cover off DiRT 3 in the latest issue of Edge, with chief game designer Matt Horsman saying it’ll be “the biggest rally game ever made.”

The game will be rid of the festival setting that was the background to DiRT 2, to begin with.

Codies has also promised a new career mode for the racer, which sees you as a privateer that drives in cars from the 1990s, with a mix of modern, classic and legendary cars will also grace the game, as well as RAID trucks and super buggies.

A new combo system has been included that analyses how close the car your driving is to obstacles before it totals your scoring for it

Some locations included for the game include Monaco, Norway, Aspen and the plains of Africa, probably to name a few, with more then 100 routes planned.

Party modes included for DiRT 3 include Outbreak, Cat ‘n’ Mouse, Goldrush and Transporter.

YouTube support is also promised, with the game allowing you to edit your replays and upload them to the site.

The first trailer was revealed yesterday. Get it here.

DiRT 3 launches next year.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. Tallon 4

    Let’s hope it really is a RALLY game this time. Dirt 2 was way too flashy for me personally. I hated the “American style” of the game ( no pun intended )

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Catkiller

    Another arcade game with awfull yellow graphical engine…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Yoshi

    “as well as RAID trucks and super buggies.” For fuck sake! Do they not listen!!!! We don’t want trucks and buggies we want rally cars only!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. ninjanutta

    if they made it like dirt2 but with the full rally option from dirt 1,that would be the ultimate rally game imo.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Filofax

    Dirt was average at best and Dirt 2 sucked monkey balls, so I don’t hold much hope out for this at all.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DeSpiritusBellum

    I don’t think I spent more than a couple of hours on Dirt 2, it was just a disaster. The whole X-Games thing takes away a lot of what is fun about rally racing, and the cars felt like they were weightless.

    They should’ve expanded on the rally sections of Dirt. That was definitely the best rally experience of the last decade.

    @3 I actually thought some of the truck sections of Dirt were pretty good. I think rallycross and arenas in general are pointless, but it took a lot of skill to come out on top in the baja stages.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LordCancer

    @3 I hope they don’t listen to you. I like the trucks far more then the rally nonsense.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. sg1974

    Yellow/brown filter, blur and bloom on this and F1 2010. All we need is central pivot steering and its a perfect Codemasters driving game…………

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    i thought dirt 1 was ok and dirt was even better but there isnt that many rally cars in number 2

    #9 4 years ago
  10. albo88

    dirt is like GT5 it try’s to be massive punting different mods and cars but at the end they all feel the same witch is epic fail

    #10 4 years ago
  11. OrphanageExplosion

    Can’t help but feel that making the game bigger is an answer to a question nobody is asking.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. woodyrulesok


    Spot on mate

    #12 4 years ago

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