DiRT 4 Brings Procedurally-Generated Courses to the Mix in June

DiRT 4 Brings Procedurally-Generated Courses to the Mix in June

Codemasters' rally racing series gets a boost from the new Your Stage feature.

Codemasters announced today that DiRT 4 will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2017. The title is the latest in the long-running rally racing franchise. According to Codemasters, the game is intended to mix the realism of DiRT Rally with the fun of DiRT 2 and DiRT 3.

"Motorsport by its very nature is dangerous – it says so on the back of the ticket. DiRT 4 is all about embracing that danger. It's about the thrill, exhilaration and adrenaline that is absolutely vital to off-road racing. And more than that, it's about loving that feeling. It's about pushing flat out next to a sheer cliff drop. Going for the gap that's slightly too small. Seeing how much air you can get in a truck. They call it 'being fearless' – and this is what we aim to inspire in DiRT 4," says the developer in its blog post.

DiRT 4 has a brand-new feature called Your Stage, which seems to be a procedural generator for rally tracks. Players choose the location and route parameters and the Your Stage generator spits out a brand-new track. According to Codemasters, Your Stage can be directed to create short and simple tracks for new players, or long and technical tracks for rally veterans.

"Featuring classic rally racing that continues to build on the foundations set by the Colin McRae Rally games, the brutal, fast-paced racing from the official FIA World Rallycross Championship, the crazy battles of racing trucks and buggies, and the outrageous fun of open events in Joyride, players will face challenges from locations that span three continents. We can't wait to tell you more of DiRT 4, so stay tuned for the road to launch – we've got so much to show you," adds Codemasters.

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