DiRT 4 handling “taken to the next level” thanks to real-world rally drivers - Team VVV

News DiRT 4 handling “taken to the next level” thanks to real-world rally drivers


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Game: DiRT 4

Platform: PC, PS4, XBox One

Publisher: Codemasters

Release Date: 2019 (MacOS and Linux)

Top rally drivers Chris Meeke and two-time World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg added their input to DiRT 4 in order for the development team to perfect the feeling of driving rally cars at their limit.

According to Codemasters, the two drivers consulted and assisted with the handling aspects in DiRT 4 (which come with “normal” and “simulation” options) which are said to be “taken to the next level”. Solberg’s son Oliver also offered his expertise with the handling and general characteristics of the crosskarts which are one of DiRT 4’s new and stand-out additions this year.

Much like is found with DiRT Rally’s co-driver, (which actually used Codemasters Chief Designer Paul Coleman no less) DiRT 4 will continue the recent tradition of authentic co-driver calls. This time around they’ve gone one step further however. UK players will hear the very distinctive Welsh accent of Colin McRae’s old co-driver Nicky Grist, who was previously featured in the much-adored Colin McRae Rally series.

Furthermore, rally co-driver, commentator, and motorsport presenter Jen Horsey will play the role of Rally school instructor and co-driver for US players. Codemasters has stated that players will actually have the ability to choose between co-drivers Grist and Horsey, so the choice is yours.

DiRT 4 will release on June 9 and will be available for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. Let us know in the comments what you expect from DiRT 4’s handling model.

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