Codemasters has released a developer diary which also shows the first gameplay footage from DiRT3, it’s from early pre-alpha code, so it won’t necessarily look like that in the end product.
Viewers are taken behind the scenes of DiRT 3, as key development talent introduce the game, answer questions from fans and hone their real-world driving skills by racing Escort Mk IIs around the forests of Wales at the Phil Price Rally School. The developer diary also reveals the first DiRT 3 gameplay footage, showing the iconic Audi Sport Quattro Rallye tearing through a forest stage at the new Finland rally location.
It’s just the first in a series of developer diaries and since the game isn’t to be released until the second quarter of 2011, who knows how many they will make…?
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The video reveals the huge amount of rally content to feature in the game, with the discipline accounting for 60% of its extensive career mode. DiRT 3’s exhaustive car list includes the current 2010 WRC Cars, the Ford Focus RS WRC and Citroen C4 WRC, and, for the first time in a videogame, will introduce the 2011 Ford Fiesta RS WRC. In addition to the cars competing at the highest level of contemporary Rally, the extensive car list will star over 50 licensed off-road vehicles spanning 50 years of the sport, including classic racers like the Lancia Super Delta HF Integrale and the Mini Cooper S 1275. With rally stages set across three continents, including the addition of all-new locations Finland, Kenya and Michigan, players will learn to master the conditions on tarmac, gravel and snow in dry and wet conditions for the most authentic rally experience.