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  1. dirt3joe

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    If it's grid related then it will be either Grid 2 or Grid AS. I'd be very surprised if it was the original Grid, because I thought they stopped selling that.
  2. dirt3joe

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    Sorry to hear Paul is leaving - one of the good guys I think. Very much appreciated all the hard work that has gone into Dirt over the years and the contributions to this forum. Good luck !
  3. dirt3joe

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    I believe Paul Coleman has already said that money isn't always the issue. Sometimes a license is simply unattainable due to previously established contracts. There's no such thing as an unbreakable contract. It happens in football all the time. The issue is more how much money you're prepared to pay to make two parties break a contract because it's in their mutual interest to do so. So money is ultimately always the issue. If you want it that badly you can always buy the company that owns the contract anyway - with money. Without mentioning any names there was a long standing contract in gaming to licence a particular  manufacturers cars that everyone knew about. It was supposedly "impossible" for those cars to appear in any game because of the arrangement. But some time before the arrangement finished these cars did appear in another game. Not too hard to work out what happened there. Words like "unattainable" and "impossible" are pretty strong. A bit like the word "need" which is very much overused IMO !
  4. dirt3joe

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    I don't think so, the biggest problem is how much money they have to pay for it/whether it makes a viable business proposition. Codies have a pedigree in terms of producing the worlds best licenced racing games (F1). They have produced what is recognised amongst games players as the best rally game for many years. So it boils down to how much cash they are willing to offer. In terms of potential, if I was in charge of the licence I would be looking to give to a developer that has a strong esports showing as well, as this seems to be the growth area atm.
  5. dirt3joe

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    The last info available on the licence changing was end July 2013. My guess is that the current licence holder would not want any announcements before the licence period is up because that would detract from their sales/events. The fact that the current esports event appears to finish end july is interesting to say the least. Whatever happens with the licence, my guess is we will be put out of our misery by end July. Either a new holder will be announced or we can assume the licence continues with the old holder. E3 I think is a possibility, but I agree with you less likely than end july.
  6. dirt3joe

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    Saw it, scratched my head at the numbers and learnt nothing about wrc licences :)
  7. dirt3joe

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    You guys still consider DLC for DiRT 4 a possibility? It isn't going to happen this late. I'd be incredibly surprised if it did, mostly because I don't think it would sit 100% with the community. At this point, people are expecting something new, entirely. My 2 cents of how things might be going: DiRT with Codemasters and V-Rally with BigBen. One will try to win over folks with better RX content and the other with better Rally content. Since I'm not that into RX, personally, the choice for me would be easy. However, this is just a thought of mine. No, I don't. DLC window for D4 ended a long time ago.
  8. dirt3joe

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    That just looks like the scan of a car. Maybe for Rx in Dirt4. Don't think there will be any announcement today from Codies - too late now. Next thing to watch for - Monday 28th May.
  9. dirt3joe

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    I think that is a rather restricted view of the subject, I would think any comparison would have to look at a wider interest in rallycross versus rally: both disciplines are more than just a World Championship and, globally, rally surely has the biggest following. That said, the percentage of rallycross viewers who regularly play games might be a very different statistic given the audience that rallycross - specifically World Rallycross - seem to be targeting.  If you have a larger pool of fans, it seems logical that the percentage of those who are gamers will also be larger. True, there's more to rally and rallycross than their respective world championships, but those major championships are the ones most likely to be followed, so I think it's fair to use them as a metric for how much attention the sport gathers. If you're going to analyze how many people watch open-wheel, you're not going to use Formula 3 as your basis, are you? Can you tell me where you see this mobile game? I'm just curious. I've seen apps for PCARS 2, but not a game. Something is definitely cooking and, as a fan of things, rally related, that Codemasters does, I can't wait to find out what's in store. Eurogamer. F1 was not announced on Eurogamer either (usually is). Pretty low-key.
  10. dirt3joe

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    Something definitily feels up. F1 announcement much shorter than usual, no videos etc. I notice PCars are releasing a mobile PCars game, which seems a bit weird seeing as it is sim orientated. Still haven't heard anything from them re the fast and the furious.
  11. dirt3joe

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    We are into solid territory now for the announcement of .... something ?! i) 1 year ago almost to the day WRC7 was announced.ii) Big Bens Finance report I think end May.iii) Big Ben stand at E3.iv) E3 mid June. Problem is that if there is going to be some sort of announcement by Codies that will make them awfully busy. Got Onrush release, F1 2018 and maybe XXX to announce all within a few weeks ? Time for the pro plus or expresso from hell.
  12. dirt3joe

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    Hopefully, the silence is deafening!  It's more likely illuminating ::smile:
  13. dirt3joe

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    Both WRC6 and WRC8 were announced mid-end May. We're maybe 10 days away from the normal announcement time. Plus BigBen usually announce their yearly results end May.
  14. dirt3joe

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    Most of the negativity (myself included) seem to come from DiRT Rally fans. D4 seems like it was well-received by the "general" public. Now on to your question: YOUR STAGE This is the biggest disappointment of D4. We were promised a rally route creator with "billions" of "completely unique" stage possibilities. After the announcement that was toned down to "millions". Paul: "Your Stage creates such a huge variety of routes, some that we would never have thought of crafting before..." How can you honestly say that when all Your Stage turned out to be was a RNG with fixed tiles composed of the tiny amount of turns and straights that they themselves coded into those fixed tiles? While they didn't technically "lie" about what Your Stage can do it is very questionable marketing and left me, personally, quite disappointed in the final product. The grind to the platinum trophy made me never want to see another 100m of D4 Your Stage. LEAGUES Promised for day 1. Scrapped two weeks before launch. HANDLING Promised to be DiRT Rally but with refinements to car aerodynamics, weight and braking distances. What we actually got were spot-on R2 and R5 classes and the rest of the rally cars undriveable. Rallycross very good, though. The setup tweaking to make RWD cars is not valid. It makes you slower because there is something fundamentally wrong with being able to drive a RWD rally car as if it were an LMP1 on a test track, which can be done with the default setups. DAMAGE Promised an improved and more realistic damage model from DR. What we got is the same basic arcade-style damage model but with the percentage wear of parts a bit increased when hitting things. My sources are Road Books, official forum commentary and CM YouTube streams. Now, none of this is the end of the world. I'm salty because they tried to capitalize on the DR fanbase by promising something that wasn't executed in the final product. But we all should have known better. After all, it was "DiRT 4" and not "DiRT Rally 2". Granted, it's a very short list of "false promises", "over-hyping" or "questionable marketing tactics". Take your pick which of those three seems less offensive to you. However, given that the two most important things in a rally game are the physics and the stages, I hope you can understand why D4 is a slap in the face to me instead of just a disappointment. I get where your coming from. I could argue the toss on many of the issues above, but it would be pretty pointless. For me personally Dirt Rally is far better in handling terms than dirt 4. But I think the most relevant point is the one you make above which is that Dirt4 was not Dirt Rally 2.
  15. dirt3joe

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    I doubt anyone can plan on having the WRC Official Game license until the papers are signed. And as negative as I am towards D4, in CM's defence there have been games launched in a much worse state than D4. The negativity is not really because of what the game itself is rather the promises and hype that turned out to be false. What promises did they make that they didn't keep ? I don't recall them promising specific numbers of tiles (they never said how many tiles there were IIRC). They didn't promise more locations/dlc. They may have said that they wren't happy with the handling, but did they promise to change it ? They promised clubs and delivered - quite late though. Did they promise a new rallycross track ?
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