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Hello,

I've been following tweets, hints, interviews and posts appearing from Codemasters on the next rally game. I wanted to put the information in one place so that we can all try reading too much into it all :)

If you spot a hint or an article please post in this thread - cheers!

(Arranged in a slightly random order...)

Codies Weekly Update blog entry 11-04.2014
http://blog.codemasters.com/2014/04/codies-weekly-update-11-04-14/
It’s like the calm before the storm this week, developers are getting builds ready, the PR guys are preparing PR stuff and the Community Team are busy teasing something… 
When I read the above I got very excited! The teaser next week may be for the next racing game (GRID TOCA?), F1 2014 (too early in the year IMO) or :| maybe just maybe the next rally game. Even a gaming site picked up this teasing paragraph :)
Could this be? https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/434359333204131841

Throwback Thursday tweets
https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/451750782237294593
https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/449194387965095936
https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/441599219326287872
https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/436543658355990528

#tbt can mean many things, but I'll read into this what I want - the next game will be much closer to CMR series than ever :)

Great write up by @justbiglee on what DiRT devs were up to when they travelled to Wales to spectate on WRC Rally Wales GB. Would they bother if they weren't making something? :)

Very interesting insight into how Paul and Jon decided to compete as a team on rally stages. So now chief designer on the next rally game is an active co-driver and project manager is a rally driver? I'd say that's a pretty good set up for developing an authentic rally game :)

Drivers visiting Codies
Tom Cave
https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/413049018898739200
https://twitter.com/tomcaverally/status/413048353833119744

Liam Doran
https://twitter.com/MrHarveyParker/status/395987607118970880
https://twitter.com/MrHarveyParker/status/395845924519673856
https://twitter.com/LiamDoran3/status/395598699667415040

David Binks
https://twitter.com/David_Binks/status/451297850539134976
https://twitter.com/David_Binks/status/449100808060428288
https://twitter.com/David_Binks/status/449099942569971712
https://twitter.com/David_Binks/status/448820199845019648

(I think there were others, but I can't find them just now)


'so unbelievably stoked about the whole direction we're going in and the authenticity we've managed to get just from basically stripping back the system right down to its core; and starting building it back up piece by piece. It still feels like a great rally game, but it's so much more authentic in every way'


Other hints/snippets/guesses:
@dirtgame tweeting about WRC, Dakar and RX 
A short video posted by DiRT Art Director showing an innovative in-car camera view (video was later taken down)







To be continued...


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Very nice thread! I already knew some hints, but here there is a lot of great info! Thank you!

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Azoresst said:
Boom

https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/455376259326181376
Wow, that is totally amazing. Thanks heaps for sharing my Dirt rig as video of the week.

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I really do believe that they're messing with our heads

@EdwardNR have this on his twitter:

Senior Brand Manager at Codemasters, for DiRT and GRID. Currently working on something unannounced and a few other projects. Views are my own and not Codies!

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@KickUp‌ @justbiglee‌ @JonTucker‌ Calm before the storm!?!?!? Hmmmmm... So many things to say, so many digs at you guys to be made :> , sooooooo many questions...

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I'm 99.9% positive Codies has a DiRT game in the works. Based on the tweets it's just a matter of when they will make the announcement. Hoping it's for next-gen and also hoping they announce ToCA 4 (sorry to go off-topic at the end).

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There is a little video interview from Jon and Paul on youtube about rallying and the future of DiRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAJS_g12GNI

(Sorry, forgotten how to embed)

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Avenga76 said:
Azoresst said:
Boom

https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/455376259326181376
Wow, that is totally amazing. Thanks heaps for sharing my Dirt rig as video of the week.
You're welcome :)

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KickUp said:
I think the game on those monitors were confirmed to be DiRT 3?
Confirmed by who?
:-\"
I think it's very unlikely Doran would've bothered to come in to play DiRT 3 - he can do that at home :)
It must be from the new game.

Also looking at this pic: http://instagram.com/p/gGWfugEQHy/
I'm struggling to identify, which DiRT 3 stage this could be from. I don't think Kenya has got a section like this.
 (narrow and with trees close by)
Whoever took the pic was very careful, but why would they be careful if it was DiRT3? :)

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Great thread, nice to see all the snippets thus far in one place!

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KickUp said:
I think the game on those monitors were confirmed to be DiRT 3?
Confirmed by who?
:-\"
Pretty sure someone said in the thread last year that it was a DiRT 3 rally stage?

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Azoresst said:
Looks like is not today that we have a DiRT game announced!  :P
There is probably a press event this week or was today, however some companies impose and embargo on information to be released.  Apple allows the press to preview hardware all the time a couple of weeks (sometimes) prior to an announcement, after the official announcement, the embargo is lifted and the press can go nuts.  I think its a little bit of a control, and fairness to those in the press that may be 'in the back of the line' to see the product.  Can't have the first guy to sit down a take his turn to play, or even to get through the door and twitter about it, so he can be first to break the news.


Codies are pretty secretive, and may even as to have people check their phones, etc in at a desk so no one can leak info at that moment

Probably looks like this there:

http://youtu.be/yDvMPaspKds

Press can be brutal at times, hahah


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Azoresst said:
Looks like is not today that we have a DiRT game announced!  :P
Looks like it, but based on @dirtgame Monday tweets Codies are not the biggest Monday fans..

I'm actually very intrigued by PR in video games industry. Why are developers sometimes quite secretive? Is it the obvious reason of being concerned that a competitor would use the ideas/technology to release a game earlier and take market share? Or is there more to it?

I guess wherever big sums of money are involved IP needs to be protected.

Is there a perfect time of a week to release gaming news? Kind of the opposite of politicians looking for a big event to hide their bad news? :P 

In any case I'm quietly hoping this Gossip thread will become a bit obsolete pretty soon :)

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There's a media event at Lydden Hill today where Liam Doran will show off his car:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=725330040845548&set=a.686071188104767.1073741840.173362692708955&type=1&stream_ref=10

I think also Andrew Jordan will show his vehicle for his World RX apperance: 
https://twitter.com/AndrewJordan77/status/455741231306649600
https://twitter.com/bigteduk/status/455813597713944576/photo/1

New pics:
https://twitter.com/Andrew_Coley/status/455993268128743424
https://twitter.com/AndrewJordan77/status/455997437724078080

On April 23rd World RX is having a big media day in Italy so if RX was to be officially licensed in the next game maybe it would be announced there.

Maybe I should stop getting my hopes up... This Blog tease could be for Grid/TOCA game


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