WIth the much anticipated console release of DiRT Rally now just around the corner, we've been putting the PS4 version through its paces.
Hosted at a special preview event in Wales, Alan got a crash course at real life rallying where he was taught how to do handbrake turns in an old-school Ford Escort rally car before tearing up the Welsh countryside.
Of course, this was all in preparation for a hands-on with a near final build of DiRT Rally running on the PS4. Playing the same Wales stage in the game, what was most remarkable was how closely DiRT Rally captured the look and feel of the real life rally stage.
From what we've seen so far, Codemasters have done a commendable job porting DiRT Rally from PC to console, maintaining that all-important 60fps and 1080p benchmark and intuiative controls that translate well to a controller.
You can also get a closer look at the DiRT Rally Wales stage in our multi-cam video which highlights the terrific stage designs and authentic audio.
DiRT Rally isn't just about traditional point-to-point rallying – the console version will also include the officially licensed FIA World Rallycross content introduced in the Early Access version on PC. Racing on a track based on a real life stage in Norway, we took part in some close contact racing jostling for position in a nippy Ford Fiesta Rallycross car.
DiRT Rally arrives on consoles next week with seven new cars such as the Alpine A110, Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak and Renault 5 Turbo, some iconic Colin McRae liveries and a vintage gravel version of Pikes Peak. The Day One Legend Edition bundles a feature length Colin McRae bluray documentary and a UK steelbook edition will be available at Sainsburys.
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