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DiRT Rally

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: April 5, 2016

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'DiRT Rally' (ALL) Rolls Out PS4 VR Update

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2017 @ 9:45 a.m. PST

DiRT Rally captures the essence of what makes rally unique – that sense of trying to remain in control of your emotions, as you hurtle along at breakneck speed, aiming to squeeze everything out of your car whilst knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.

DiRT Rally is the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made, road-tested over 80 million miles by the DiRT community. It perfectly captures that white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge as you hurtle along dangerous roads at breakneck speed, knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.

DiRT Rally also includes officially licensed World Rallycross content, allowing you to experience the breathless, high-speed thrills of some of the world's fastest off-road cars as you trade paint with other drivers at some of the series' best-loved circuits, in both singleplayer and high-intensity multiplayer races.

Every stage will test you differently, as you feel out grip across varying surfaces and adapt your style to a range of different weather types. As the car suffers attrition you’ll need to account for mechanical damage whilst your dedicated rally team tries to keep you competitive with time-limited repairs between stages. As stages string together, each rally becomes a marathon-like test of concentration and skill, as you trust in your co-driver and your own ability to react and adapt, in order to stay competitive and chase that ever-elusive perfect run.

With DiRT Rally, the team wanted to take off-road racing to a new level of realism, so tore up its previous pace notes and completely rebuilt the physical simulation and driving models to truly capture the feeling of each individual car as it hurtles along a variety of surfaces in different conditions.

It’s the ultimate test of a driver’s skill, and it’s the ultimate in high risk, high reward gameplay.

First things first: when you pick up the Dirt Rally PS VR upgrade, you get to enjoy all of Dirt Rally’s content in glorious VR. Whether it be racing through the forests of Finland, climbing the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course, or going bumper-to-bumper with other supercars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, you can do it all with your PlayStation VR headset on. Every track, stage, car and discipline is available for PlayStation VR users – there’s nothing off-limits when it comes to immersing yourself in Dirt’s off-road racing world.

The co-driver is one of the most crucial elements of rally. Imagine: you’re racing on a cliff side and about to throw your car around a blind corner, with only your co-driver’s pacenotes providing you an idea of what lies around the next bend. You need those calls to be well-timed, clear, and reliable… Well, we’re literally putting those calls in your hands. Or, rather, the hands of Player Two.

That’s right – featuring a never been-seen-before co-driver mode, a second player can be entrusted with the important responsibility of sending the right calls at the right time. Press the wrong button at the wrong time, and your rally pilot won’t have a clue about what to expect from the next few turns. However, get the timings right from the social screen, and the calls will be delivered crisply and cleanly to the person in the driver’s seat.

After the end of each stage, an accuracy rating will be given too – so there’s nowhere to hide if your coordination is off or your reactions aren’t quite quick enough!

The PS VR update comes PS4 Pro optimised, and you’ll literally be able to see the difference with the graphical improvements it brings – so those of you with the hardware can enjoy the benefits of your PS4 Pro.

From today and up until the 27th February 2017, you can pick up the entire PlayStation VR bundle – so the 2D game, the PS VR upgrade, and our Fully Loaded DLC Add-on packs – for a discounted price! And if you already own the game, you can pick up the DLC upgrade separately.


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