As we’ve discussed several times over the past few months, DiRT Rally is very, very good. The first proper rally simulation since 2004’s Richard Burns Rally, Codemasters surprised us in the spring by dropping DiRT Rally onto Steam’s highly controversial Early Access program out of nowhere. Throughout the year, Codemasters have stuck to a firm schedule of releasing a handful of new cars and ten minutes worth of new stages into the sim with each passing month, though the game is still not complete and there is much work to be done.
This is especially concerning, because the results of two previous community surveys warranted direct results within the year. Codemasters pulled the same stunt in late 2013 on Reddit, and again in early 2014 on Twitter. After a near unanimous response from the community asking for a hardcore rally simulator, it wasn’t long before they got one. And now that we have one in our (metaphorical) hands, it still isn’t finished, and we are already being asked “what do you want from the next one?”
Like, bro, I get that game developers often start on future projects months in advance, but nobody even knows how they feel about the current game because it isn’t actually done yet. Hello… Anybody there? Earth to Codemasters…
So let’s go through some of the portions of this survey.
What I find funny from some of the questions, is that it’s entirely possible to ask Codemasters to simply make DiRT Rally all over again – a completely nonsensical end result. Regardless of your views on this matter, take the time to fill out the survey, because if you do, you’re entered into a draw to win $100 on Amazon. Not a bad deal for ten minutes of clicking around.