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What is DiRT Rally?
DiRT Rally is the latest game in the DiRT series and we’re releasing it first in Early Access for PC and asking for help from our fans to develop it over time.
What is Early Access?
This is how Steam define what early access is
“Get immediate access to games that are being developed with the community’s involvement. These are games that evolve as you play them, as you give feedback, and as the developers update and add content.
We like to think of games and game development as services that grow and evolve with the involvement of customers and the community. There have been a number of prominent titles that have embraced this model of development recently and found a lot of value in the process. We like to support and encourage developers who want to ship early, involve customers, and build lasting relationships that help everyone make better games.
This is the way games should be made”
And that is exactly how we feel about it too; we want you to feel like part of the development team and help us build a better game.
When will it be available?
DiRT Rally is available now for PC via Steam. Surprise!
What do I get for my money?
At release DiRT Rally will include a total of 36 rally stages spread across Monte Carlo, Greece and Wales. We have a total of 17 cars, from 1960s classics right through to modern day machines. As time goes on we’ll be adding more cars, more environments, we’ll be climbing Pikes Peak and going door-to-door around a selection of the best circuits from the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. We’ll also be adding features based on your feedback so be sure to let us know what you’d like to see included in future updates.
OK so how much does that extra stuff cost me?
Not a penny, regardless of when you join us for Early Access you’ll have access to all of our updates and all of the content we add during our Early Access period at no extra charge.
When is DiRT Rally coming to console?
For now, we’re focussed on Early Access. It’s really important to us that we make DiRT Rally the best game it can be and we can only do that with your help. Steam Early Access is the perfect place for us to do that. We believe that DiRT Rally is the game many of our fans want and right now, our plan is to develop DIRT Rally with community feedback and get that experience absolutely right. Once we have done that, if there is sufficient demand for the DIRT Rally experience on consoles, then of course we’ll consider that.
OK so how can I help?
There are loads of ways you can help; buying the game reinforces our belief that we’re making the game you all want, playing the game enables us to collect loads of useful data about the kinds of ways you play it. If you find a bug or something that’s not quite right we need you to give us as much information about it as you can and if you have an idea about how we can make DiRT Rally even better, we want to hear it.
Tell your friends about DiRT Rally, question our decisions and send us your screenshots and videos. We don’t want you to feel like part of a community, we want you to feel like part of the team.
How can I submit a bug?
Ideas are welcome everywhere but when it comes to reporting bugs we have a form that will help us get the information we need to fix it as quickly as possible. You’ll find all the info you need in the bug reporting section of the Steam and Codemasters Forums.
What are the system requirements for DiRT Rally?
What wheels and controllers are supported by DiRT Rally?
That’s not the final list, Other wheels will work, they are just not officially supported yet and we will continue to add support for more wheels and controllers as we go so if yours isn’t listed above let us know.
How can I keep up to date with the latest news?
However you feel most comfortable, we’ve tried to make DiRT Rally as easy to follow as possible. Our new shiny website dirtgame.com should be your first port of call; here we have blogs from the dev team, videos and our development timeline. You’ll also be able to check your stats and leaderboard standings, join or host a league, view your progress in our Online events and even launch the game right from your browser!
We also plan on hosting regular livestreams. These are a great chance for you to put a face to the name, ask us questions, get a sneak peek at what is coming in future packs and maybe even win some swag. Follow our Twitch.TV channel to get notifications when we go live.
The Steam Community hub and Codemasters Forums are a great place to meet other DiRT fans and talk to the development team. We’ve set up our very own DiRT subreddit which we’re hoping you’ll subscribe to and of course you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+.
As with all things DiRT Rally related where we go from here is up to you, even this FAQ will change based on your feedback. It’s going to be an exciting few months for us.
Welcome to the team.
Former DiRT Community Manager, owner of the most bitchin community in the company