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I think this is a massive opportunity for Bakkerud and iv got to tip my hat to Mr Block, agreeing/choosing such a competitive team mate.
Great to see 80s/90s being mentioned, now there's an idea retro Rallycross pack
Brands hatch Rallycross track and a selection of our favourite cars & divers 
Doran/Button/Gollop/Schanche  :)

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dgeesi0 said:
hes not European so he wont become a fav over here. its that simple.
I'm not 100% sure, but that statement there is kind of racist, isn't it? Maybe there's a better word to describe this, but I'm not well versed in those technical terms, so I apologise for using that one if that's not the case.

Anyway, just because he isn't a European doesn't mean he can't become one of the favourites in Europe. If you can't go over something as trivial as that he wasn't born on the same continent as you... well, there will be people who know where I'm going with this, which is why I'll end it here.

I sincerely hope he'll do really good and will show those haters that he indeed can drive on the highest competitive level. That being said, I wonder if there will be some addition to the WRX content in DR with the console release. Would be a shame to not use the license to increase the amount of RX content.

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It doesn't have to refer to that, however i also agree no racism there.  Doesn't work so well for the yanks, if it's not a homebrew hero, they are certainly slower to like other countrymen. 


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I must admit, the film Easier Said Than Done really helped me to understand Ken Block as the man with a passion for the sport, who used that media persona to be able to do the thing he loves. It might grate when the YouTube generation overhype him, but there's not one of us here that wouldn't do the same given the chance.

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Ahem... don't forget I'm from the States, born and raised..   (with a long German heritage, though)

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...or irish! :)                                                                    

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Because almost no one was from the States and, interestingly almost everyone here knows where their ancestors are from.

PS.  Anyone want a WRC+ sub for a year?  20% off code = WRC2016 - Rally Monte Carlo just started :)

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Scots, English (Separatists), French, Swedish and probably Welsh and German, with a Native American (or two) in there somewhere.  And the gratuitous Irish of course.  Plus all the others I'm not aware of.  The upshot is that most of my people wanted to be somewhere else and were willing to risk a lot to leave where they were.  A lot were misfits and outcasts.  They fit in well enough here, and I'm pretty typical.

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American is not a race, European is not a race. After all, we are all the same species, regardless of our place of birth or physical features :)

As for Mr. Block himself, I wish him a lot of success, because he is a fun driver to watch. 

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Ken Block is licensed up with Electronic Arts and appears in the latest Need For Speed game, so unless any future licensing covers all the cars and drivers of WRX, I seriously doubt he'll be back in a Codemasters game any time soon!

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His livery probably isn't an exclusive. I don't think EA have even used his Fiesta livery? Though then again they might not be able to use his name in the game. Probably depends on how much Codemasters want him in their game

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Nothing about this?
https://twitter.com/Kick_Up/status/690219258849038336

I will be so happy when this car hit the game. So different to the rwd we have.

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Yes, back to proper gossip. Would love to have this one. And every other Renault available. I just have a weak spot for older french cars.

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YoMrWhite said:
Yes, back to proper gossip. Would love to have this one. And every other Renault available. I just have a weak spot for older french cars.
Yes please, this rallycross talk is killing me. 

But in all honestly I don't think they are going to give us much to gossip about for a bit.  They are 110% working towards console release, which is exciting.  I can see that bringing in a lot of money and possibilities of big DLC or improvements, at least I hope.  I want 2016 to be like 2015 Dirt Rally.  Big updates every other month or so, but I would pay for it this time!

I just hope the stage designers/artists aren't on vacation and are working on a surprise update for us while they work towards console release.  ;)

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I hope it sells well on console; I can imagine the F1 games are gradually decreasing in sales, and GRID is stalled for now (the GRID2 then Autosport to apologise for handling thing rankled rather!) and Codemasters need some good money coming in, in order to do more DIRT-y things, along with hopefully something BTCC (we can dream!!!).

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chukonu said:
I really doubt the game will ship that much on consoles, your estimations are way too high! Most often you see with games is that on PC it either outsells the PS4 and XBOX version (not outselling both, but outselling them individually) or that it is about equal except with games that have already and established user base on console or games that are specifically marketed towards console players such as the Call of Duty series.
I would expect that it sells about ~250k copies on PS4 and ~200k copies on XBOX.
Then it's a good thing that DiRT is an established franchise with a healthy console userbase! :)

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Those hints just keep coming back about the Alpine and the Renault 5, i seriously think they were able to get the license issue sorted out, especially as they're technically already in the game.

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I'd also like to know if the rumours are true and he will be running a Focus in the World RX. 
Yes please. I'm sick and tired of the Fiesta, bring on the proper rally Ford :D 
I must confess I much prefer the look of the Fiesta over the Focus. Ford will be keen to market the Focus RS though, so I using the Focus would make sense from a PR point.
The Fiesta is bigger then the Chevette, Sunbeam & Escort which all felt like real rally cars back in their day. I think it helped having the homologation specials as road going cars. These days it seems from a size perspective the Fiesta and Polo work as rally cars yet the roadgoing top performance versions are reserved for the more expensive Focus and Golf models. Obviously this is to maximise profits but it seems a shame we can't have the rally car matching the road car, then perhaps we wouldn't feel as if rally cars had become fast shopping cars?
Fully agree! I have been hoping for a number of years that Ford would produce an RS version of the Fiesta but, as you say, that sort of treatment seems to be reserved for the bigger models in the range.
Rumours are still that both a Fiesta RS and Polo R will come but it looks likely they will still fit in a hierarchy where the bigger brother Focus and Golf will be quicker. I'd love to see both be real beasts!
Seems the Polo R is unlikely as VW wouldn't be able to slot it in between a Polo GTI and  Golf GTI price wise. It is a real shame the car hierarchy prevents the rally car having a decent road equivalent. For me it rather divorces rallying from road cars and the fact that VW have won the WRC with a Polo becomes a bit irrelevant when you wouldn't look twice at the road car in its sportiest form and the WRC Polo looks nothing like you could buy on the road. I do yearn for the old homologation days where you could associate the rally cars of the time with their road counterparts.

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tbtstt said:
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tbtstt said:
I'd also like to know if the rumours are true and he will be running a Focus in the World RX. 
Yes please. I'm sick and tired of the Fiesta, bring on the proper rally Ford :D 
I must confess I much prefer the look of the Fiesta over the Focus. Ford will be keen to market the Focus RS though, so I using the Focus would make sense from a PR point.
The Fiesta is bigger then the Chevette, Sunbeam & Escort which all felt like real rally cars back in their day. I think it helped having the homologation specials as road going cars. These days it seems from a size perspective the Fiesta and Polo work as rally cars yet the roadgoing top performance versions are reserved for the more expensive Focus and Golf models. Obviously this is to maximise profits but it seems a shame we can't have the rally car matching the road car, then perhaps we wouldn't feel as if rally cars had become fast shopping cars?
Fully agree! I have been hoping for a number of years that Ford would produce an RS version of the Fiesta but, as you say, that sort of treatment seems to be reserved for the bigger models in the range.
Rumours are still that both a Fiesta RS and Polo R will come but it looks likely they will still fit in a hierarchy where the bigger brother Focus and Golf will be quicker. I'd love to see both be real beasts!
Seems the Polo R is unlikely as VW wouldn't be able to slot it in between a Polo GTI and  Golf GTI price wise. It is a real shame the car hierarchy prevents the rally car having a decent road equivalent. For me it rather divorces rallying from road cars and the fact that VW have won the WRC with a Polo becomes a bit irrelevant when you wouldn't look twice at the road car in its sportiest form and the WRC Polo looks nothing like you could buy on the road. I do yearn for the old homologation days where you could associate the rally cars of the time with their road counterparts.
Agreed. Either go "it's a road car with some tweaks" or "Group B muddafackas", the middle road is always kind of bland. 

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Right? ;)

However, the game/games in general lack the fidelity in the driving experience to take advantage of the changing road; it means you have to read the surface visually as well as feel it, you can't get enough feedback in a game for that, it's a real-life only thing at the moment.
Last time I checked we can see the road (you know, monitor/TV :p ) and those with good steering wheels can also feel the road through FFB (believe it or not, but the suspension FFB for my DualShock 4 does give me a nice feel of the road), so... how is it a real-life only thing again? ;)
We have felt the grip change in sims for ages which is why we demand more complex dynamic tyre models.

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I must admit, the film Easier Said Than Done really helped me to understand Ken Block as the man with a passion for the sport, who used that media persona to be able to do the thing he loves. It might grate when the YouTube generation overhype him, but there's not one of us here that wouldn't do the same given the chance.
Absolutely! I don't care how rubbish I'd be, if I could get someone to fund rally and rallycross drives for me then I'd take the opportunity in a heartbeat!
b0yc1e said:
I think this is a massive opportunity for Bakkerud and iv got to tip my hat to Mr Block, agreeing/choosing such a competitive team mate.
Great to see 80s/90s being mentioned, now there's an idea retro Rallycross pack
Brands hatch Rallycross track and a selection of our favourite cars & divers 
Doran/Button/Gollop/Schanche  :)
That's a request that a few of us have mentioned before. It would be fantastic to see early 90's rallycross cars in period specification: and some period tracks to race them on as well!
Ken Block is licensed up with Electronic Arts and appears in the latest Need For Speed game, so unless any future licensing covers all the cars and drivers of WRX, I seriously doubt he'll be back in a Codemasters game any time soon!
I could be mistaken, but I think the WRX license might cover them for that? If they do feature Block's Fiesta in game, then someone needs to get the Codemasters sound guys a day with Block (or Bakkerud's) Fiesta: it sounds rather mean and it would be great to have that bought into the game!

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tbtstt said:
I could be mistaken, but I think the WRX license might cover them for that? If they do feature Block's Fiesta in game, then someone needs to get the Codemasters sound guys a day with Block (or Bakkerud's) Fiesta: it sounds rather mean and it would be great to have that bought into the game!
That's hard to say. Going back nearly 20 years, Jacques Villeneuve wasn't in the licensed F1 games.
Instead we had 'Driver One'
WRX in DiRT Rally is also lacking the Audi's, despite the FIA license.

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