DiRT Rally Now Available on Steam Early Access, PC Requirements Revealed

Codemasters has announced the next entry in the DiRT series and already made available on Steam Early Access. Codemasters hope to make DiRT Rally the best DiRT game possible and they are looking to get community feedback. The game is currently in development exclusively for the PC.

Codemasters are focusing on the Steam Early Access program first, and if there’s enough demand, will then decide whether or not to bring DiRT Rally to consoles.


At release DiRT Rally will include a total of 36 rally stages spread across Monte Carlo, Greece and Wales. We have a total of 17 cars, from 1960s classics right through to modern day machines. As time goes on we’ll be adding more cars, more environments, we’ll be climbing Pikes Peak and going door-to-door around a selection of the best circuits from the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. We’ll also be adding features based on your feedback so be sure to let us know what you’d like to see included in future updates.

Welcome to DiRT Rally – a new world of DiRT. A pure expression of rally, the pinnacle of off-road motor racing and it begins now, in Early Access, with regular free updates including new locations, new game modes and new vehicles.

DiRT Rally captures the essence of what makes rally unique – that sense of trying to remain in control of your emotions, as you hurtle along dangerous, undulating roads at breakneck speed, aiming to squeeze everything out of your car whilst knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time. It’s the ultimate test of a driver’s skill, and it’s the ultimate in high risk, high reward gameplay.

Every stage will test you differently, as you feel out grip across varying surfaces and adapt your style to a range of different weather types. As the car suffers attrition you’ll need to account for mechanical damage whilst your dedicated rally team tries to keep you competitive with time-limited repairs between stages. As stages string together, each rally becomes a marathon-like test of concentration and skill, as you trust in your co-driver and your own ability to react and adapt, in order to stay competitive and chase that ever-elusive perfect run.

DiRT Rally PC requirements:

Minimum Specifications

OS: Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8.1 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor @ 2.4Ghz
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics: AMD HD5450 or Nvidia GT430 or Intel HD4000 with 1GB of VRAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 30GB available space
Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard

Recommended Specifications

OS: Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8.1 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX-8150 or Intel Core i5 4670K
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: AMD R9 290 or Nvidia GTX780
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 30GB available space
Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard

Wheels and controllers supported by DiRT Rally

Official Xbox 360 Wireless Pad
Official Xbox 360 Wired Pad
Logitech G27
Logitech G25
Thrustmaster T500 RS Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster T500 RS F1 Racing Wheel
Fanatec Clubsport Base v1
Fanatec Clubsport Base v2

In the past few weeks DiRT 4 was spotted in both AMD's Catalyst drivers as well as Nvidia drivers. It is unclear whether that was regarding DiRT Rally or the actual fourth installment in the series. It would make sense for Codemasters to develop DiRT Rally exclusively for the PC for now as a simulation experience while at the same time continuing their highly acclaimed and popular DiRT arcade series for both PC and current gen consoles.

We will bring you any new information on DiRT Rally, DiRT 4 and F1 2015, as soon as it becomes available.

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