A brief one week delay was all Codemasters needed to push out the second last update for DiRT Rally, and Monday will see the addition of a plethora of recent top level rally cars and various fixes to 2015’s sleeper simulation hit. While Codemasters was not able to secure the license for the 2015 lineup of WRC Super 2000-spec vehicles, such as the Citroen DS3 or Volkswagen Polo R, the Modern Masters update appears to include both late 2000’s WRC entries, as well as the return of Open Class cars from DiRT 3.
I’m hyped. Competing in both Rally America and the Canadian Rally Championship, Open cars are exactly what DiRT Rally needs. As it stands, the game is extremely demanding and features no proper beginner level car – Open Class cars will rectify this problem by giving players a car that handles well and lacks the power to get an inexperienced driver into serious trouble.
It will be interesting to see how many cars carry over from 2011’s DiRT 3, as licensing contracts have obviously changed over the past five years, and Toyota refuses to play ball with Codemasters altogether.