The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, in collaboration with official gaming partner Codemasters, today released the latest trailer for DiRT Rally 2.0™ – entitled World RX In Motion.
The new video showcases the pace, intensity and thrill of taking on the challenge of FIA World Rallycross Championship events.
DiRT Rally 2.0 will launch with eight tracks from the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship, including new locations to the series Mettet (Belgium), Silverstone and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Four different classes of rallycross will be available at launch in DiRT Rally 2.0: the official FIA World Rallycross Championship Supercar, RX2, RX Super 1600, and RX Crosskart.
New Supercars to the DiRT Rally franchise include GC Kompetition’s Prodrive-built Renault Megane RS RX, the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, and 2018 FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristofferson’s PSRX Volkswagen Polo R Supercar.
In addition to contending with rival WRX cars and the Joker Lap, players will also be challenged by variable weather conditions over the course of a rallycross weekend.
Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports, the promoters of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, said: “The partnership with Codemasters gives us the chance to inspire the next generation of World RX drivers through our engagement with Codemasters’ vast gaming community.
“With the release of DiRT Rally 2.0™, which features eight FIA World Rallycross tracks, we are able to provide players with more world-class rallycross content than ever before.
“The innovations which Codemasters have brought to the game through enhanced visual effects and the introduction of weather conditions, and the Joker Lap, really does put fans firmly at the heart of the action.”
Further World Rallycross circuits and vehicles will arrive post-launch via DiRT Rally 2.0’s seasonal content, including the introduction of the Group B Rallycross class.
Rallycross will also form as part of DiRT Rally 2.0’s online multiplayer offering, giving players the opportunity to race wheel-to-wheel in eight-player online sessions. A new Rallycross Championship mode has also been added to the game, so players can choose to focus their experience on multi-car racing. Players will have the ability to jump into their favourite driver’s car and go through the full qualifying, semi-final and final structure of an official FIA World Rallycross event in their bid for victory.
DiRT Rally 2.0™, including official licensed content of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, will launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) on Tuesday 26 February 2019. Players who pre-order the Deluxe Edition will have early access to the game from Friday 22 February 2019, also receiving the first two seasons of post-release content once available.
Jonathan Bunney, SVP of Publishing at Codemasters, said: “Working so closely with IMG and World RX has enabled us to create our most accurate World RX experience.
“Working with official reference data from tracks, having great relationships with race teams and close access to the incredibly talented drivers gives us amazing insight into this really exciting and accessible sport.
“We are extremely pleased to have eight of the World RX tracks in the game, with more to come in the post launch service.”