Codemasters bought the rights to the full WRC franchise starting in 2023 which made it unlikely there was going to be another DiRT 2.0 Style game until then. The question then becomes will EA even proceed with WRC at all. I assumed CM's WRC would replace and absorb the DiRT Rally series and make THE definitive rally game with official cars, drivers, and the potential to have historics that included having the likes of Makkinen, McRae, Saintz etc. similar to the Prost v Senna style release. Problem is EA isn't real big on "niche" markets and we who love to Rally aren't going to be seen as a viable source of income. They've mangled Madden, given up on PGA, and let's not forget......ugh.....Anthem!
I also have a feeling (and I stress it's just a feeling) that a big reason behind EA acquiring codemasters was the added benefit of a partnership with the FIA as they try to make Formula 1 more mainstream and accessible based on the upcoming changes. I think that is where their priorities will be and not making rally games. I hope I'm wrong.