Codemasters today released the third DiRT 3 developer Q&A, focussing on the many advancements set to make the car handling the most authentic in the series. The 'Keep It Real' video features developers answering questions, fans playing the game and Rally drivers Kris Meeke and Ken Block putting DiRT 3 through its paces.
The video includes new gameplay footage, showcasing the blistering speed, jaw-dropping damage effects and stunning graphics for which the series is famed. Starring the gameís new rally locations of Kenya and Finland, a trio of iconic rally cars - the Audi Sport Quattro Rallye, Lancia Fulvia HF and Kris Meekeís 2009 Intercontinental Rally Championship winning Peugeot 207 S2000 - powerslide and redline their way through gruelling new stages. Exploring the most important aspect of the game, the handling, Gehan Pathiraja, Senior Vehicle Handling Designer, and Tim Dearing, Vehicle Handling Designer, explain how DiRT 3 will deliver the most exciting and realistic behind-wheel experience in the series.
'We're working much closer with manufacturers and racing drivers to make sure the physics are as realistic as possible for each and every car in the game,' says Gehan Pathiraja, Senior Vehicle Handling Designer on DiRT 3.
'What we've looked to do is improve the way the weight shifts in the car. Itís far more realistic. It transfers that force in a much more detailed fashion on the springs, dampers and the tyres. Without a doubt the car handling in DiRT 3 is the best itís ever been.'
DiRT 3 will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series. With more than double the track content of 2009's hit, players will enjoy a career as an elite professional driver, competing in off-road racing events on the intense, weather-beaten rally stages of Europe, Africa and the US. DiRT 3 will feature the most amount of Rally content to feature in the series to date, accounting for 60% of its extensive career mode. With rally stages set across three continents players will learn to master the conditions on tarmac, gravel and snow in dry and wet conditions for the most authentic rally experience.
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The expected released date for DiRT 3 is May 24 2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Posted: 11th Feb 2011 by Team SuperCheats
Tags: DiRT 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, dev diary