Dirt Showdown: details and preview

/ 5 years ago

As was announced earlier this week, Codemasters are working on two new titles for the Dirt franchise, one of which will be called Dirt Showdown.

Showdown will feature all of the ‘extreme events’ that were in Dirt 3, however unlike the latter, the former will be a spin-off series thus making it entirely centred around a single gameplay type. Dirt 4 on the other hand will feature the traditional Dirt racing, in other words the speedy rally racing, thus allowing players who didn’t enjoy Dirt 3 because of either too much rally, too much events or others will now have to choice between the two.

Showdown will have more destruction and less of the speedy driving, with some a couple of events described below:

NO HOLDS BARRED RACING EVENTS – Trade paint and use nitrous to blast past rivals in DiRT Showdown’s racing modes. Courses are littered with obstacles, pinch points, multiple-routes and ramps to deliver adrenaline-fuelled racing across spectacular courses.

BONE CRUNCHING DEMOLITION DERBY EVENTS – Crash, smash and bash your way through a range of demolition derby events, pushing our stunning damage engine to its spectacular limits.

EDGE OF CONTROL HOONIGAN EVENTS – A new accessible handling system lets you go wild in free-roaming, freestyle stunt parks. Compounds flooded with obstacles play host to a range of new challenges, from performing trick runs to competitive stunt events, explorations challenges and more.

Here is another sneak peek with a small preview of what is to come.

As for release date, nothing has been said, although a 2012 release is very likely.