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Dirt 4 announced, and it's out this year

Dirt 4 announced, and it's out this year

Buggies and procedurally generated tracks feature in Codemasters' latest.

Dirt 4 is finally official, and it's coming out this June for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Codemasters' off-road game is the first proper Dirt sequel since 2011's Dirt 3, though of course since then we've had the brilliant Dirt Rally and the not quite so brilliant Dirt Showdown.

Dirt 4 seems to be building on the success of 2015's Dirt Rally, with a focus on realism as well as a little extra accessibility thrown in to boot. It'll carry the official FIA World Rallycross Championship license, including settings such as Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill, while it'll also introduce dirt track racing in buggies, trucks and crosskarts.

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Not so many years ago, the Dirt series was all about a certain interpretation of the word sick - the one used by snowboarders and purveyors of extreme sports as they did all sorts of radical tricks. Now, thanks to an advance in the hardcore spin-off, it's going back to a more traditional meaning - to the green sloppy stuff that burns your nostrils as it comes jetting out all over the bespoke carpet of your local Wetherspoons.

Quantum Break UK's best-selling boxed game

UPDATE: Best-selling new Microsoft Studios IP this generation, too.

UPDATE: Microsoft has said Quantum Break is now the best-selling new Microsoft Studios IP this generation, as well as being the best-selling boxed game in the UK this week.

Dirt Rally's latest update introduces the sport's spiritual home

Dirt Rally's latest monthly update might be its most significant yet, introducing the Finnish rally alongside a couple of iconic cars from the turn of the century.

Version 0.8 brings 12 new stages around the most hardcore of venues, with tight gravelled roads running through thick forests that have been the proving ground for some of the sport's greatest drivers, with seven world champions hailing from Finland.

There's more! The 2001 Ford Focus RS and the 2001 Subaru Impreza also make their debut in Dirt Rally, though you've likely played with them before - both have been cover stars for the Colin McRae series that preceded Codemasters' latest (and I'd go as far to say greatest) off-road adventure.

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Dirt Rally gets head-to-head multiplayer

While v0.7 introduces a bunch of new features.

Dirt Rally's latest update, which brings Codemasters' Early Access off-roader to v.0.7, introduces head-to-head multiplayer in its officially licensed FIA Rallycross events. It does plenty more besides, too.

The world's greatest hillclimb has just come to Dirt Rally

Dance your way up Pike's Peak in the latest free update for Codemasters' early access sim.

Codemasters' Dirt Rally was something of an unexpected treat when it came out last month, with the off-road sim extension of the long-running series hitting Steam Early Access the day it was announced. Now, true to the studio's word, the first of several free big updates has hit the game, and it's something of a doozy: the Pikes Peak hillclimb, what's widely regarded as one of motorsport's greatest challenges.

The next Dirt is PC only, Early Access and out today

Dirt Rally, a hardcore return to off-road driving, hits Steam this afternoon.

Codemasters' next Dirt game is a hardcore off-road simulation of traditional rally, is currently exclusive to PC and is also Early Access. It's also out today, with Dirt Rally - as it's called - available on Steam for £24.99.