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don't read to much into that one guys. It was a nod to a friend, I'll get back to teasing you all tomorrow. 

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don't read to much into that one guys. It was a nod to a friend, I'll get back to teasing you all tomorrow. 

We'll read plenty into this! :P I hope it was just one of those shitty Mondays, not an apocalyptic day when the big bosses changed their mind and won't let the team make the game they wanted... @KickUp posted a rather gutting video of a Saxo losing wheels... Then again certain Mr Williams has a tendency of fooling us, so when he says 'don't read too much into it' he's really saying 'you're right again guys, well done. Since you've uncovered and correctly interpreted this piece of information, I'll reveal a lot more tomorrow'...  B)

It's not a surprise to see the DiRTi dev team look into car engineering, but seeing that the test equipment of choice is LEGO is rather interesting :)

https://twitter.com/jontucker1/status/500963290017988608

https://twitter.com/jontucker1/status/500968568193052672 

http://instagram.com/p/rzNlaLHFya

(check out this animation of a Torsen LSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9iPqIQ_8iM )

From what I can gather @JonTucker is joined in his relentless pursuit of accurately representing differentials in the game by a Codies physics programmer Steve: https://twitter.com/ponchobillybob (I hope he's not reading this forum, as I wouldn't want to spook him from spilling beans...). He's posted some interesting tweets:

https://twitter.com/ponchobillybob/status/484799358077251585

https://twitter.com/ponchobillybob/status/494001672994451456

https://twitter.com/ponchobillybob/status/494942762455007232

https://twitter.com/ponchobillybob/status/498909674272722944

If the next game comes with absolutely genius handling model I think Steve would have a good contribution to it :)

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There are a few fundamental things that make rally cars behave the way they do, especially on loose surfaces. Diffs is one of them ;)

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http://instagram.com/p/r2fdqIKPbf

So what is the meaning of #WWAND? Who wants a new DiRT? References to number 4?

Another possibility is that pic has nothing to do with DiRT.

I'm not going to comment on 'tomorrow' - I'm easily entertained and over-hyped... :)

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http://instagram.com/p/r2fdqIKPbf

So what is the meaning of #WWAND? Who wants a new DiRT? References to number 4?

Another possibility is that pic has nothing to do with DiRT.

I'm not going to comment on 'tomorrow' - I'm easily entertained and over-hyped... :)

Which four of us are they talking to?  Or is HE talking to?  Is everyone seeing the same message?  Am I the chosen one?  Tomorrow is going to be fantastic!





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@Azoresst‌ 

you don't think they are baiting us along like E3?  Interesting that of all the tweets that has been out there in the past few months that that big sites like these would bite on this one.

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don't read to much into that one guys. It was a nod to a friend, I'll get back to teasing you all tomorrow. 

Yeah, no kidding... 

https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/502088471306326016

https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/502088539769933825

Gaming websites picking this up may actually mean something. Maybe they have some insider info... Something is up. Keep calm and carry on sliding.

I'm quite relieved I've been very busy at work this week so that I don't have time to over-hype for myself :)

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Yes, everyone's getting antsy for the announcement. (CG trailer taking longer than normal over at RealTimeUK, hmmm?)

819 days since the DiRT: Showdown which was arguably not a "mainline" DiRT game and so 1,187 days since DiRT 3.

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GentleNameMVB said:

Gaming websites picking this up may actually mean something. Maybe they have some insider info... Something is up. Keep calm and carry on sliding.

The IGN editor is from London, UK... so maybe he knows more since these were some of the more "tame" tweets (imo). (either embargo for upcoming press event or a friend in Codemasters) /tinfoilhat

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don't read to much into that one guys. It was a nod to a friend, I'll get back to teasing you all tomorrow. 

Yeah, no kidding... 

https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/502088471306326016

https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/502088539769933825

Gaming websites picking this up may actually mean something. Maybe they have some insider info... Something is up. Keep calm and carry on sliding.

I'm quite relieved I've been very busy at work this week so that I don't have time to over-hype for myself :)

I think it was just a slow news day ;)

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When was the last time there was so much DiRTy chatter going about? I'd say quite a while...

So we've got @JonTucker‌ Project Manager declaring a #DiRTCharter, @justbiglee getting so excited that his finger slips onto '4' when typing a tweet and now he's seemingly not allowed to use the internet, @Britpoint‌ is now working on something DIFFerent. 

And this:

https://twitter.com/jontucker1/status/502137336629821440

If I was to guess, and of course I never do when it comes to DiRTi gossip... , I'd say that the DiRT team was given more devs as GRID Autosport DLC work ended (hm?) and the next DiRT project is now full steam ahead :D 

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Probably already mentioned but I'm hoping this one will be built using their brand new ego engine (F1 2015), which we haven't seen yet.  I guess if its for the aging consoles again, it will be the same tired old engine, and expect the usual compromises in the visual department..

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Probably already mentioned but I'm hoping this one will be built using their brand new ego engine (F1 2015), which we haven't seen yet.  I guess if its for the aging consoles again, it will be the same tired old engine, and expect the usual compromises in the visual department..

Honestly in terms of just visuals, i dont think the DiRT 2 or 3 have much in the way of compromises, on PC at least. I mean yes the car models are slightly low poly compared to modern titles, but environments look fantastic at 1080p60. The art styles are both class leading imo.

Dont get me wrong, im hoping its on a new engine too, but its not going to magically create a better looking game. Its the more advanced physics, such as more accurately simulating diffs etc, that i think will be the benefit of a new engine.

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