Destruction Derby meets DiRT?
Codemasters have formally announced their new DiRT title. Named DiRT Showdown, the game seems to be taking a new direction completely. Outlining what we can expect from the game, Ian Webster posted some new details over on the Playstation blog:
- 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, where players are encouraged to do whatever it takes to get over the finish line in first place.
- 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 trick mechanic lets you go wild in free-roaming, freestyle stunt parks. Gymkhana has been taken to the next level in our Joyride compounds flooded with obstacles and challenges. Hoon your car around trick runs, competitive stunt events and exploration challenges.
Ian also explained the research involved with the new title, and some of the new game modes we can expect:
“When designing DiRT Showdown the team researched in great detail what players look for most in racing games. What the team discovered is the things that a lot of racers look for is the rush of going at high speed, pulling off slick and stylish moves, and the thrill of the crash and the resultant destruction on your car. To give gamers what they want in DiRT Showdown, we’re offering Race modes, Hoonigan modes and Demolition Derby modes. However these modes don’t run in isolation from one another, we want you to feel as though you’re part of an action sports extravaganza, putting on the best show in town. We’ve taken to calling it a ‘Theatre of Racing’ if you will, with YOU as the star driver and main attraction”.