Dirt Rally Adds New Content on PS4 & XB1, Codemasters Targeting 1080p/60fps on PS4

February 2, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

With Dirt Rally coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 5, Codemasters and Koch Media brought out a new gameplay trailer today, while also confirming the additional content coming to consoles.

Along with the Steam Early access content, Dirty Rally on PS4 and Xbox One includes the new Classic Mini and Super 1600 series so you can experience “the thrills of rallycross racing from the start of the game,” 21 advanced rally driving video guides, driveable gravel surface at Pikes Peak, three of Colin McRae’s most iconic liveries, and these seven extra cars:

  • Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
  • Renault 5 Turbo
  • Renault Alpine A110
  • Opel Corsa Super 1600
  • Peugeot  207 S1600
  • Renault Clio S1600
  • Mini Classic Rallycross

As for performance, Game Director Paul Coleman told Eurogamer that they’re targeting 1080p/60fps on PS4:

The key thing we wanted to do is achieve 60fps on both platforms. We’ll achieve that on PS4 at 1080p, and on Xbox One we’re going to look to dynamically switch between 900p and 1080p, depending on how intensive the conditions are. I don’t want to blanket say that Xbox One is 900 – we’re trying to refine this, and there’s a few more optimizations we can do along the way. The key thing is getting that 60 frames – a simulation like Dirt Rally works best when that frame-rate is consistent and steady.

Coleman later added that Codemasters doesn’t have any plans for post-launch locations, “because we want to fundamentally improve the engine to make something bigger and better.”

At least in Europe, the Dirt Rally Legend Edition is available for pre-order and includes the full-length feature documentary Colin McRae: Rally Legend, as well as the Fully Load MINI Pack, which unlocks and fully upgrades the MINI Cooper S. By pre-ordering the digital edition of Dirt Rally, you’ll receive the Fully Loaded MINI Pack and the Fully Loaded Rallycross Pack.

[Source: PS Blog, Eurogamer]