As I mentioned during my review of Milestone’s Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo over the weekend, despite labeling DiRT Rally as the best racing simulator released in 2015, I stopped playing the sleeper Codemasters hit altogether. With only twelve stages and not much to do aside from grind the repetitive Career Mode, Dirt Rally’s biggest flaw was that the thrill ride ended too quickly. Today, Codemasters revealed their plans to inject an additional batch of content into the game prior to the Playstation 4 release, bringing seven new cars to the popular off-road rally title.
Too little, too late? I believe so. The seven cars do little to fill the few holes in the otherwise stellar car roster, instead introducing two minor league rallycross series into the sim alongside miscellaneous entries in existing classes. What appears to be a free content bundle also includes a full gravel variant of Pikes Peak, an addition that is somewhat underwhelming given the fact that it’s merely an alternate surface for the first half of the iconic hill climb DiRT Rally players have already mastered. I find it hard to get excited over this upcoming content, as there isn’t a single car that grabs my attention. More than anything, it reminds me of the optional content packs for the massive RSRBR community mod built for Richard Burns Rally.