Can you remember back to late 2015/early 2016? If you can, then you will no doubt remember that the racing kings at Codemasters delivered a rather brilliant rally racer in the form of DiRT Rally. Well good news, because some 3 or so years later, Codies are back… this time with DiRT Rally 2.0.

Announced today, DiRT Rally 2.0 is the follow up to the fan favourite game from a few years back, putting you back in control of some of the very best rally cars the world has seen. With challenging stages taking you on a dirt-fuelled trip around the world, DiRT Rally 2.0 will mark a return to the off road racing simulation that made the first game such a huge hit.

Coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 26th Feb 2019 the long awaited sequel will send you off to six rally locations around the world where you can take on incredible hand crafted stages in a wide variety of cars, spanning the history of the sport and more modern day beasts.

Running as the official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, DiRT Rally 2.0 will also include cars from the 2018 season as well as eight of the official WorldRX circuits at launch.

Should you have interest, then you may well like to know that all pre-orders editions of DiRT Rally 2.0 will include access to the Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec as a bonus vehicle, whilst there will also be a DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition which also includes the first two seasons of post-launch additional content, each with three locations (split between rally and rallycross) and five early vehicles unlocks (Ford Escort MkII, Lancia Stratos, Subaru Impreza 1995, AUDI Sport quattro S1 E2 and Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite).

As is fast becoming the norm, this Deluxe Edition will also allow players to get their hands on the game four days early, launching on 22nd February 2019 and also includes upgraded starter cars for My Team, in-game bonuses and high reward events.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to talk about DiRT Rally 2.0,” commented Ross Gowing, Chief Games Designer, Codemasters. “Rally is incredibly important to Codemasters and the entire team is absolutely dedicated to creating the most authentic experience possible in a game. 

“Our passionate, knowledgeable community helped to make DiRT Rally a special title. We have been working with a selection of that community alongside a roster of real world rally drivers to ensure that we meet their high standards,” continued Ross. “We are not afraid to make a challenging game. Driving a rally car down a stage is not easy and we want players to experience that same adrenaline rush from driving on the edge.” 

Will you be heading into the rally experience once more with DiRT Rally 2.0? Have a watch of the trailer below and then be sure to leave us your thoughts in the comments.

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