Dirt Showdown
Codemasters Talks DiRT Showdown, the Splintering of the Franchise & DiRT 4
Written Saturday, March 31, 2012 By Dan Webb
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What better way to launch our new video section than with one of our speciality interview videos? Answer, there is none… maybe a video of Rich and Lee doing the can-can… but we’ll save that for Christmas.

We caught up with Codemasters recently to talk about their new shift in focus in the new DiRT franchise with DiRT Showdown. Ian Smith, Associate Producer, and Mike Chapman, Senior Game Designer, were on hand to answer a plethora of questions like why did they decide to splinter the franchise, does this mean DiRT 4 will be rally focused and much, much more.

DiRT Showdown is scheduled for a May 2012 release. Check what we thought about it in our latest hands-on with the game.


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Forum Posts: 26
Comment #1 by BuffaloNY92
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 05:57:20 PM
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Showdown keeps looking better and better. It's exactly the kind of racing I love. Can't wait!

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Comment #2 by HARRIS 94
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 06:40:30 PM
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Really want a proper old fashioned Colin McRae rally game

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Comment #3 by Lu81NL
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 08:28:12 PM
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Well said. Bring back the classic Colin Mcrae games!

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Comment #4 by Mate
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 08:48:32 PM
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This is good - now DiRT 4 should just be called 'Colin McRae Rally'.

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Comment #5 by MaThEuSBrazil
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 02:18:17 AM
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Racing?? o_O

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Comment #6 by MTURNER1985
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 04:31:06 AM
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Ever since playing Codemasters Bodycount i decided i would never play any game they release again

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Comment #7 by osakamitsu
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 12:35:57 PM
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lol just go to google and look at a list of games they have developed. You will shun them. They are maybe the worst game company around. Every time they are releasing something I am slightly interested in, I always wait to see what people saya bout it and it always gets raped. Screw this company.

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Comment #8 by BuffaloNY92
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 04:41:08 PM
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@5 Um, yes. Showdown is amazing, we need more games like this. Most racing games are street/road racing and when there is something offroad, it's like MotorStorm but not a true demolition derby game. Codemasters has said numerous times that DiRT 4 is on the way and this is something new but people are too stupid to understand that before they complain, troll Showdown articles and vote my comment down for no reason.

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Comment #10 by MTURNER1985
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:27:07 AM
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How fucking stupid am i, codemasters never released resident evil capcom did! I really ought to stop drinking!

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Comment #11 by Chrissycooza1
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:30:29 AM
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@6,9 & 10. yup, you made a proper muppet outta yourself there Codemasters releasing Resident Evil LOL sorry but no, just no.
I don't see how playing Bodycount can stop you buying a gme by Codemasters again, what you don't understand is Bodycount is something they 'tried' Codemasters have always been known for their racing games from console to console, the Colin McRae Rally series for the PS1 was excellent and on this platform DiRT2 was the best rally game I have played EVER even better than the Gran Turismo 5 rally section (DiRT3 is good but too much focus on Gymkhana).

Seriously dude if you like racing games play DiRT2 and you will enjoy it.

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Comment #12 by ElfenSky
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 04:57:19 PM
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a 3rd racing game I think I may actually like/respect...

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Game Info


US June 12, 2012
Europe May 24, 2012
Japan August 30, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-2
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Everyone 10+
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