Dirt has become Codemasters’ yearly racing franchise, so hearing about a new Dirt game being announced for 2012 is no surprise. What is surprising, though is that Codemasters have ditched the Rally form of gameplay in favour of something way more arcady and destructive.
Time to get DIRT-y once again
According to their official Facebook page, Dirt Showdown will be built on three pillars of gameplay – Hoonigan, Demolition Derby and Race. While the last two modes are fairly self-explanatory, Hoonigan is a brand new mode where players will have to pull off tricks and stunts after being unleashed in a “Joyride compound”.
Dirt fans need not stress, though; this is just a temporary detour from the series. Codemasters is still on the ball for a Dirt 4 whenever that happens. Dirt Showdown, on the other hand will be out for the Xbox360, PS3 and PC by March 2012.