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« on: January 26, 2017, 04:19:11 PM »

Well, after the success of the hardcore rally racing game in Dirt Rally, apparently they are going back to the more broad off-road category for DiRT 4.

No real info, but they did release along with this description:

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Motorsport by its very nature is dangerous - it says so on the back of the ticket. DiRT 4 is all about embracing that danger. It’s about the thrill, exhilaration and adrenaline that is absolutely vital to off-road racing. And more than that, it’s about loving that feeling. It’s about pushing flat out next to a sheer cliff drop. Going for the gap that’s slightly too small. Seeing how much air you can get in a truck. They call it ‘being fearless’.

DiRT 4 – coming June 2017.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 04:31:48 PM »

There's more info in this article on Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Dirt 4 rolling out trucks, buggies, and procedural tracks

This part has me very excited.
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“Dirt 4 features a game-changing system called Your Stage; an innovative rally route creation tool that allows you to produce an almost-infinite number of unique stages at the press of a button. You choose your location and set the route parameters, then Your Stage does the hard work to create a unique rally stage that you can race, share with your friends, and then challenge them to beat your time. Your Stage allows experienced rally players to create longer, more technical routes, whilst newcomers can create simpler shorter routes as they hone their skills.”

I love DiRT Rally, but repeating a stage over and over again does get dull. I see this new idea from the developers as the next step towards the ultimate rally game, a true recreation of the Dakar Rally icon_biggrin
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 06:30:34 PM »

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Featuring classic rally racing that continues to build on the foundations set by the Colin McRae Rally games, the brutal, fast-paced racing from the official FIA World Rallycross Championship, the crazy battles of racing trucks and buggies, and the outrageous fun of open events in Joyride, players will face challenges from locations that span three continents. We can’t wait to tell you more of DiRT 4, so stay tuned for the road to launch – we’ve got so much to show you.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 06:57:28 PM »

I guess I would have preferred DiRT Rally 2 with the track generator, but I guess there are really some people that like rallycross.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 06:50:15 PM »

A bit of video showing some of the Your Stage thing, but mostly just rally drivers talking.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 06:51:14 PM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on January 26, 2017, 06:57:28 PM

I guess I would have preferred DiRT Rally 2 with the track generator, but I guess there are really some people that like rallycross.

For me it's not the rallycross that's the appeal of DiRT, it's more the fact that I also love trophy trucks, buggies, and thinking of driving races like the Dakar Rally across the desert.  I want more of that stuff!
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 07:49:26 PM »

EngineNo9 and Darak at Tenagra.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 08:03:28 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 01, 2017, 07:49:26 PM

EngineNo9 and Darak at Tenagra.

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But also, special editions:

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 08:44:49 PM »

Cautiously optimistic, but I want to hear more about "My Stage" before jumping in with a pre-order. I don't care about Rallycross or the other non-Rally type events, so I'm hoping to hear about a lot of replayability in the design-your-own rally stage editor. The video showed some changing of weather and road conditions, but I'm looking for the ability to make entirely new stages, allowing for the fact that it is the same location.

It might sound trivial, but the best race editor I can think of is the one in GTA V. I was able to design some amazing (IMHO) layouts just using the existing terrain and adding barriers, ramps and other props.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 10:01:14 PM »

More good info, Dirt 4 Gameplay: 6 Things You Need to Know About Dirt 4 from outsidexbox. My takeaway highlights:

- The game uses (used?) the My Stage stage generator to build the stages for the campaign, resulting in 300(!) unique stages. I really like this idea that you aren't going to plow through the same stages in your campaign, just in different vehicles.

- The narrator mentioned that the My Stage custom stage builder process works by you picking the location, length and complexity of the stage and the game generates the stage. You can then tweak the time of day and the weather. Five locations in the world are included as the basis for the My Stage robot.

- No official WRC vehicles in the game, as the rights to those vehicles are tied up by other games. This really doesn't bother me as I don't mind if I'm just racing something similar, as you can see in the Automobilista game.

- Also no recreations of actual WRC rally stages, for the same reason. As before, I don't really mind.

- The game does have the blessing of the official Rallycross folks, so there will be five actual Rallycross venues recreated in the game.

- There will be two distinct physics and control modes in the game. One is supposedly even more realistic than DiRT Rally, which might finally drive me (ha!) to getting a wheel. The other is called "Gamer Mode", which more of an arcade mode, designed for folks with gamepads, but still pretty realistic. And the online leaderboards will be split between the two modes.

- And 50+ cars, which is cool, although that includes vehicles from the Land Rush mode, which includes Trophy Trucks.
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