Colin McRae: DiRT 2 has been announced by Codemasters, who will publish the sequel to its highly successful Colin McRae: DiRT offroad rally racer that was released in 2007.
As you can see, the game will retain the name of Coliln McRae, the late Scottish rally driver whom the original game was named after. Colin McRae died in a fatal helicopter crash before its release. He had fostered the series from it’s roots back on the original PlayStation as the Colin McRae Rally series all the way up until the first DIRT game.
“Colin McRae was all about the speed, the excitement and the entertainment of rally driving,” said the game’s executive producer Gavin Raeburn. “Later his showmanship shone through in events such as the X-games, the Dakar Rally and the Race of Champions. He could do things with a car that no one else would and that’s where we’re taking the series with new events at the extreme edge of rally and motorsport. It will be a great tribute to an incredible champion.”
This time around, players will be able to explore various disciplines of off-road racing. The game will use an enhanced version of the EGO engine that was last seen in the racing game GRID, and Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will feature comprehensive online modes that will be a marked improvement over the original title.
In addition to hitting the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, the game is scheduled for release on Wii, DS and PSP in 2009.