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Dirt Franchise Getting Muddy with Follow Up

March 13, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

The sequel to the one of the original kings of dirt racing, Colin McRae: Dirt 2, was a huge success amongst both fans and pundits alike. Following the franchise’s dominance within the racing genre, it would only make sense if developers Codemasters would announce a follow-up.

Codemasters will allow the Dirt team to continue to innovate with Dirt 3. The third installment has officially been confirmed, as Codemasters Studios VP Gavin Cheshire told Edge the third title in the series is currently in development.

Really, it’s all about letting the teams just innovate. There’s some great stuff coming from Birmingham that’s going into Dirt 3, and obviously you’ve seen Bodycount.

It’s about the culture we’ve created and making the best games you can. Dirt 2: brilliant game but it’s all American accents, so maybe we’re a little over the top with those. Maybe we should fly the flag a bit more.

Chesire also discusses the developers past games:

There’s an overwhelming arcing vision to all of our racing titles, and Grid is incredibly strong, but we’re lucky enough to be in a position where we’ve got racing games in different areas.

Dirt was a complete reboot – we threw away what was going on and redid it completely – and then we rebooted Grid because it wasn’t top gun, and then we rebooted Dirt 2. I’m not saying we’re throwing all the codebase away, but we’re throwing the thoughts away and coming out with something fresh and new. Because if you don’t innovate, you’re dead.