DiRT Rally 2.0 Celebrates Forthcoming Release With New Trailer

Rise To The Challenge When DiRT Rally 2.0 Hits Shelves On 26th February 2019 Codemasters has today revealed the launch trailer for DiRT Rally 2.0™, which releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) on Tuesday 26th February 2019. You can view the new gameplay trailer on the official DiRT YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/dirtgame. The new trailer showcases the breadth of challenge on offer: from piloting legendary rally cars through the fast and flowing mixed surfaces of Poland, to fighting for first place in an FIA World Rallycross Championship supercar, to conquering tricky weather conditions in the Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec. With new features including improved handling, stage degradation and tyre choice, DiRT Rally 2.0 brings the most immersive and truly off-road racing experience ever. DiRT Rally 2.0 is follow-up title to the critically and commercially acclaimed DiRT Rally® – which after its hugely successful Early Access programme on Steam, launched fully on consoles and PC in April 2016. Codemasters’ SVP Product Development, Clive Moody, said of the game: “DiRT Rally 2.0 builds on the challenge thrown down by the original DiRT Rally and delivers the toughest challenge in the DiRT franchise. The combination of enhanced handling with each individual car and improved weather systems, alongside the new track degradation, makes every stage feel completely different. Every corner in every location has its own personality, requiring drivers to remain focused and determined from start to finish. Aim for a clean stage, but failing that just try to get to the end!” In addition to the content available at launch, Codemasters recently announced additional content available through Season 1, starting 12th March: – Week 1: ŠKODA Fabia Rally, Citroën C4 Rally – Week 3: Monte […]

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New DiRT Rally 2.0™ Trailer Showcases Official FIA World Rallycross Championship Content

Codemasters has today released the latest trailer for DiRT Rally 2.0™. The new video, ‘World RX In Motion’, showcases the pace, intensity and thrill of playing through FIA World Rallycross Championship events. The new trailer is available to view now at www.youtube.com/DiRTgame. Alongside all the traditional rally content in the career and historic rally modes, Dirt Rally 2.0 will launch with eight tracks from the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship, including new locations to the series Mettet, Silverstone and Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. Four different classes of rallycross will be available at launch in DiRT Rally 2.0: the official FIA World Rallycross Championship Supercars, RX2, RX Super 1600s, and RX Crosskarts. New Supercars to the DiRT Rally franchise include the GCKompetition World Rallycross team’s Prodrive-built Renault Megane RS RX, the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, and 2018 FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristofferson’s PSRX Volkswagen Polo R Supercar. Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports, the promoters of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, said: ‘The partnership with Codemasters gives us the chance to inspire the next generation of World RX drivers through our engagement with Codemasters’ vast gaming community. With the release of DiRT Rally 2.0™, which features eight FIA World Rallycross tracks, we are able to provide players with more world-class rallycross content than ever before. ‘The innovations Codemasters have brought to the game through enhanced visual effects and the introduction of weather conditions, and the Joker Lap, really does put fans firmly at the heart of the action.’ Jonathan Bunney, SVP of Publishing at Codemasters said: ‘Working so closely with IMG and World RX has enabled us to create our most accurate WRX experience. Working with official reference data from tracks, having close relationships with race teams and close access to the incredibly talented drivers gives […]

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Charles Leclerc And Marcus Ericsson Take F1® Mobile Racing For A Spin

Sauber F1® team’s 2018 drivers try out this year’s hottest mobile racing game Codemasters® has today revealed a new video feature for F1® Mobile Racing, its latest free-to-play mobile title, in which the Sauber F1® Team 2018 driver line-up of Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson put the game through its paces. Following on from Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly taking each other on in F1® Mobile Racing earlier this year, Codemasters® visited the Sauber HQ in Switzerland to let two more of motorsport’s finest check out the game. You can check out the video out here; https://www.youtube.com/formula1game “The graphics are very impressive, and the tracks are done very well also,” said Leclerc, as he duelled with his team-mate, whilst Ericsson was equally complimentary. “It’s very nice. The tracks are done so well. It’s really cool that you can customise things, and I think that adds a lot to the game.” Charles and Marcus jumped into Duel mode, in which players race against each other in fast-paced events to win rewards and progress through the game. Free to download and play now, F1® Mobile Racing gives you the control to create your own F1® car complete with colour scheme, livery and performance upgrades or use the official cars of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™. You can then race your car against official F1® teams and other racers, in real time, around the official circuits. You can also take on other players online in one-on-one races to move your way up the global Leagues, complete countless Challenges, and create single-player scenarios to race in. F1® Mobile Racing is a live, evolving title with new content being added regularly post-launch. This will include the addition of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™ content next year. F1® Mobile […]

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New DiRT RALLY 2.0™ Trailer Shows Classic Rally Cars Through The Ages

Codemasters has today released the latest trailer for DiRT Rally 2.0™. The new video, ‘Rally Through the Ages’, shows off some of the most iconic vehicles in rally history. The trailer is available to view now at www.youtube.com/DiRTgame. The Alpine Renault A110 1600 S rallying through New Zealand represents the best of the 1960s, while the Ford Escort Mk II takes centre stage in Australia to showcase what the 1970s had to offer. The Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 racing through the tarmac streets of Spain epitomises the Group B power of the 1980s, and New England provides the perfect autumnal backdrop for Colin McRae’s SUBARU Impreza 1995. The trailer also shows a first look at DiRT Rally 2.0’s stage degradation feature in action. Stage degradation replicates the way surfaces evolve throughout the course of a rally event. ‘If you start first on the road you’re going to suffer from a lot of loose gravel, which means you’ll struggle for traction – and that makes it hard to put in a flowing stage with a good stage time,’ said Codemasters’ Rally Consultant Jon Armstrong. ‘The optimal run time is probably around 5th – 10th place because you get that loose surface material swept off, but it’s not too rough that it ruins your car or your rhythm’. ‘The further down the running order you are from there, the more the surface is going to plough and rut, so you need to adjust your driving style and even your vehicle setup to cope with the evolving track. Even though you can drive down the same stage a thousand times, these stages are going to present a different challenge every time.’ The official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, DiRT Rally 2.0™ will launch on the PlayStation®4 […]

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F1 New Balance Esports Series 2018 Watched By 4.4 Million

Bringing the excitement and exhilaration of Formula 1® to a new generation of fans around the globe, the award winning 2018 F1 New Balance Esports Series drew a record audience of 1.2 million across selected TV networks and 3.2 million people on a dedicated live stream. Cementing F1’s position at the forefront of the e-racing wave, over 100 million social media impressions and 20 million online video views of F1 Esports content were accumulated over the course of the series. In a clear demonstration of how the sport is reaching a new, younger more digitally minded audience, 70% of viewers tuning in to watch the final were below 34 years old. The dramatic 2018 season culminated with Brendon Leigh securing his second Drivers’ Championship title in a row after his 2017 success in Abu Dhabi. His clear dominance of the series, combined with teammate Daniel Bereznay’s second place, also propelled Mercedes AMG Petronas Esports to victory in the first ever Teams’ Championship. Sean Bratches, Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1 said: “2018 was a pivotal year for our efforts with respect to Formula 1 Esports as it saw the inclusion of the first official teams and built firm foundations for the future success of the series. The exponential growth in esports is a material fan engagement and commercial opportunity for us on myriad fronts and we plan to remain in the vanguard as we move into the 2019 season. Our continued focus will be on broadening opportunities for the next generation of motorsport fans and brands that understand the value of this audience and are hence investing in this space. Formula 1’s message is clear that esports is an open door for anyone with a passion for gaming and racing.” The F1 New Balance Esports Series brought together the […]

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DiRT RALLY 2.0™ Day One Retail Edition And Pre-Order Content Announced

Codemasters has today revealed the additional content that players will receive in the retail versions of the DiRT Rally 2.0 Day One Edition. Players will get early access to different cars within the game plus exclusive pre-order incentives of its forthcoming off road racer, DiRT Rally 2.0™. Releasing worldwide on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) on Tuesday 26th February 2019. DiRT Rally 2.0 – Day One Edition (market wide while stocks last). Includes the stunning Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec along with early unlocks for the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally and Alpine Renault A110 1600 S DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition (at selected retailers). In addition to the Day One Edition, there is also a DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition for the most dedicated players which includes five early vehicles unlocks (Ford Escort Mk II, Lancia Stratos, Subaru Impreza 1995, AUDI Sport quattro S1 E2 and Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite) and also includes the first two seasons of post-launch additional content, each with three locations (split between rally and rallycross) and five additional early vehicles unlocks. The Deluxe Edition will also allow players to get their hands on the game four days early, launching on 22nd February 2019 and also includes upgraded starter cars for My Team, in-game bonuses and high reward events. Exclusive Pre-order Incentives at selected retailers. Available at selected retailers, players who preorder the game will receive an exclusive Steelbook, and/or the Opel Kadett C GT/E. DiRT Rally 2.0 will release worldwide on PS4, Xbox One and PC on Tuesday 26th February offering gamers the most authentic rally and rallycross experience available in gaming. With more news to come on the forthcoming release of DiRT Rally 2.0, you […]

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Mercedes Dominant In F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series

Mercedes continues to dominate both the Formula 1 real world and the virtual one. As Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship at the Mexican Grand Prix last weekend, reigning F1 Esports champion Brendon Leigh – who now has a 43-point lead on Frederik Rasmussen– is on track to secure his second title. Mercedes AMG Petronas Esports leads the Teams’ Championship with 208 points, with Toro Rosso Esports Teams second (137) and Red Bull Racing Esports third (59). The first race of the event was held at the Circuit Paul Ricard, where the French Grand Prix took place last June. With two laps to go, Leigh and Toro Rosso’s Frederik Rasmussen made contact in their battle for the lead, with the Dane finishing off track and then overtaken by his teammate Patrik Holzmann. Leigh was initially given a five second penalty as a result, but then the decision was later reversed by the stewards – securing him the win. Silverstone was the stage for the second race of the event and the continuing battle between Leigh and Rasmussen. After Hype Energy eForce India’s Donoso Delgado was given a penalty for speeding in the pit lane, Leigh and Rasmussen were left to fight it out for the race win. The Mercedes driver eventually secured his fourth win, followed by Rasmussen in second. The podium was rounded out by Hype Energy eForce India’s Marcel Kiefer. The final race of the event took place at the infamous Spa-Francorchamps. With Mercedes AMG Petronas Esports’ Daniel Bereznay out in front by some margin, an intense battle for the other podium place developed on the final lap. Red Bull Racing Esports Team’s Joni Tormala took second after Donoso Delgado was given a penalty for exceeding track limits. Rasmussen stole third in the four-way […]

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F1® Mobile Racing Out Now On iPhone And iPad

Develop And Upgrade Your Own F1® Car To Take On The Best Drivers In The World Codemasters® has today announced that players around the world can now experience the thrill of driving a 2018 F1® car on their iPhone and iPad with the launch of F1® Mobile Racing. The official mobile game of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™, F1® Mobile Racing features the official teams, drivers and circuits from the current season, and for the first time players can now develop their own F1® car to race against the greatest drivers on the planet. Free to download and play now, F1® Mobile Racing gives you the control to create your own F1® car complete with colour scheme, livery and performance upgrades or use the official cars of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™. You can then race your car against official F1® teams and other racers, in real time, around the official circuits. You can also take on other players online in one-on-one races to move your way up the global Leagues, complete countless Challenges, and create single-player scenarios to race in. Vincent Meulle, Executive Producer, Codemasters commented: “Formula 1® has a truly global fan-base and bringing the game to mobile allows us to reach a greater number of these fans in addition to the players we already have on PS4, Xbox and PC. F1® Mobile Racing offers console quality visuals and caters for different play styles for gaming on the go, in both single and multiplayer. ” F1® Mobile Racing is a live, evolving title with new content being added regularly post-launch. This will include the addition of 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™ content next year. F1® Mobile Racing is available now on iPhone and iPad from the App Store and will be released on Android […]

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Mercedes Leads F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports driver Brendon Leigh tops the leader board, winning two out of three races at the first event of the F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series, Toro Rosso Esports Team’s Frederik Rasmussen is in second place, but with Leigh’s team-mate Daniel Bereznay in third place, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports sits firmly at the top of the constructor standings. This first Pro Series live event was held at London’s Gfinity Esports Arena and streamed live via Facebook. Across social media the event has reached 2 million people and generated 1.2 million views to date. It was also broadcast globally on selected TV networks – bringing the excitement and exhilaration of Formula 1 to a new generation of fans across the globe Dominating in both the real-world and virtual world of Formula 1®, Mercedes and its drivers have had a strong start to the Series. Mirroring the drama of the 2018 Formula One World Championship, in which Lewis Hamilton is approaching his fifth championship, reigning F1 Esports champion Leigh is now targeting a second title in the Pro Series. The first race of the Pro Series saw the drivers take on the Australian Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne. In full control from beginning to end, Leigh started from pole position to take his first win. Then came Tino Naukkarinen of Williams Esports, followed by Red Bull Racing Esports Team’s Joni Tormala in third. The second Grand Prix was at the Shanghai International Circuit in China. A dramatic race unfolded that saw Leigh work his way up the field from fifth, to secure his second win. Second place went to Toro Rosso Esports Team’s Frederik Rasmussen, with Daniel Bereznay of Mercedes in third. The infamous street circuit of Baku was the stage for the final race, and it turned out to be […]

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CODEMASTERS ANNOUNCES DiRT RALLY 2.0™

LONG AWAITED SEQUEL TO DiRT RALLY® RELEASES ON PS4, XBOX ONE & PC IN FEBRUARY 2019 Codemasters has today announced DiRT Rally 2.0™, the follow up to the incredible fan favourite that puts players in control of a collection of the most iconic rally cars against the most challenging stages around the world. Marking a return to the simulation style off road racing that made the original such a hit with gamers, DiRT Rally 2.0 will launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) on Tuesday 26th February 2019. To celebrate the announcement of DiRT Rally 2.0 Codemasters has released a trailer for the game which can be viewed now here: www.youtube.com/DiRTgame. DiRT Rally 2.0 will take you to six rally locations around the world where you can take on incredible hand crafted stages in a wide variety of cars from the history of the sport and modern day. The official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, DiRT Rally 2.0 will also feature cars from the 2018 season as well as eight of the official WorldRX circuits at launch. All pre-orders editions of DiRT Rally 2.0 will include access to the amazing Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec as a bonus vehicle to use on the stages. In addition there will also be a DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition which also includes the first two seasons of post-launch additional content, each with three locations (split between rally and rallycross) and five early vehicles unlocks (Ford Escort MkII, Lancia Stratos, Subaru Impreza 1995, AUDI Sport quattro S1 E2 and Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite). The Deluxe Edition will also allow players to get their hands on the game four days […]

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