DiRT Rally drifts out of Steam Early Access today; speeds to PS4, Xbox One release in April 2016

Now is your chance to purchase the complete version of DiRT Rally at the Early Access price.


Just a week after we reported on DiRT Rally’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions being rated by the Taiwanese rating board, Codemasters has announced the full version of the title has launched on Steam and will be made available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in physical form on April 5th, 2016.

DiRT Rally launched on Steam Early Access back in April 2015, and after several months of tweaking based on feedback from its fans, the game is finally considered to be “complete” at this point. For those who purchased the Early Access version of DiRT Rally, you’ll need to restart your Steam client in order to download version 1.0, which weighs in at 10.5GB.

If you have yet to pick up DiRT Rally, Codemasters is celebrating the game’s launch by selling it at its Early Access price, which is 15% off the full price, until December 14th. After December 14, the price will be adjusted to reflect its full retail pricing.

As of this writing, Codemasters has yet to release a changelog for improvements made to DiRT Rally version 1.0. As soon as they’re published, we’ll be sure to update this story accordingly.

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      December 7, 2015 7:13 AM

      Hmm, I love this game and all they've added to it, but kind of feel like they weren't finished. There are a decent amount of rally stages yet hill climb mode just has one location in Pikes Peak, and the rally cross stuff only has about 3 track locations with a few tiny variations each. Real time multiplayer seemed rushed or lacking because of this, and there is no live multiplayer at all for Rally mode. No staggered starts, no collision disabled head to head vs. type stuff.

      The daily / weekly / monthly events and league options are more than great, but sometimes you just want to race more than leaderboard times. The RallyX stuff needs more content and a few more options for Rally proper would be welcome.

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        December 7, 2015 7:33 AM

        Anyway, I got the game for rally and it delivered. But I honestly would be happier with more rally stages than the half-baked rallycross stuff. It doesn't need that at all, especially when you see what little it offers or brings to the package. Don't let it be a factor in your purchase if you were waiting for this to leave Early Access.

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          December 7, 2015 6:47 PM

          I'll admit that I haven't even touched the Rally X stuff, and just doubled down on the rally stages. I don't know if you've seen, but there's already stuff up on the Steam Workshop, so perhaps in time user content can add even more to the game.

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            December 7, 2015 6:49 PM

            Most of my complaints are that I think there's too much loading. I play a lot of stuff on PC now, and the loads feel more like playing on my 360.

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            December 7, 2015 9:57 PM

            The workshop stuff is just for sharing tuning setups for cars and wheels, I don't think they're ever going to do mod tools or level editors for user created content and custom stages

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              December 8, 2015 8:38 AM

              That's a shame. Driving games benefit the most because you can get around having to have licensing deals, and there's always someone willing to put in that one car that was "overlooked". I can see how that kind of stuff kills DLC content for those types of games.

              I'm less interested in the pre-tuned stuff since I prefer to do my own work in that area. This is kinda where my complaints with load times come in since testing a tune requires you to quit out of an entire race, start a whole new race, tweak, test, repeat. That whole process would be easier to swallow if the load times where better. They aren't awful by any stretch, but they aren't nearly as fast as I'm used to.

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        December 7, 2015 8:00 AM

        I feel exactly the same way. I love it but it still needs a few more things to be a truly full featured title.

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      December 7, 2015 7:45 AM

      Are they going to keep on adding stuff post-release, or is this it now?

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        December 7, 2015 7:54 AM

        That's a great question, one a site like shacknews should really inquire about.

        I'd guess if they add more stuff from here on, it will be well post-console release and cost money as dlc addons normally do. They're gonna be working on the ports for the foreseeable future.

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        December 7, 2015 8:42 AM

        I think it is undecided. They want to start on DiRT Rally 2 as the current engine has some limitations that the newest version of EGO doesn't but at the same time they seems to be a lot of interest from the community in DLC. Personally I'd love more content especially something like Australia and would pay a decent amount for it.

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      December 7, 2015 12:45 PM

      Nice its complete, I will have to re install it and check it out again, cool.

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      December 7, 2015 1:12 PM

      This is by far the best racing game Codemasters has ever made! I really hope they keep supporting it.

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      December 7, 2015 3:25 PM

      neat they added car setups to steam workshop. now I just need to wait for porkhammer to submit a bunch setups.

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      December 7, 2015 6:45 PM

      I've had such a blast with this over the past couple months.

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