This week’s Road Book is a little all over the place, in tribute to how all over the place the DiRT team’s been with promoting the game! We’ve been at HockenheimRX, MettetRX, a shiny preview event in London, and we’ll also be at Lydden Hill which is just around the corner – so we’re doing our best to spread the DiRTy word as far and wide as possible. After all, with only three weeks to go until DiRT 4 is available globally, it’s the perfect time for us to take things up a gear (see what we did there?!)
Alongside the shiny stuff, we’ve also done some important work in the office too – like finalise our initial supported peripherals list. You’ll be able to find that list in this post, so stay tuned for that in a few paragraph’s time. :)
Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff – and crack on with the Road Book!
DiRT 4 Preview Event
As you might’ve seen on the internet yesterday, we held a very special preview event in London. It’s safe to say DiRT 4 went down an absolute storm, so keep your eye out for some of the capture and content that will come out of that! We’ll be sharing them as usual over the coming days and weeks – but for a sneaky preview of what went on, you can check out one of the Periscopes we did at the event:
— DiRT (@dirtgame) May 18, 2017
A big thank you to Matt Beckett (our resident Product Manager for Micro Machines World Series) for daring to have his first crack at DiRT 4 live on Twitter! True story: Paul Coleman, Chief Game Designer for DiRT 4, gave him a couple of choice motivational words just before we went live… those words were ‘be brave’.
You can also take a look at the first video we’ve seen come out of yesterday’s event, posted by Erased Citizens on YouTube last night. Alas, there isn’t any sound from the game – but if you want to see how beautiful it looks, then this is a pretty good representation.
Supported peripherals – the list!
So we’re at the stage where we’re finally able to unveil our supported peripherals list! Of course, these peripherals are mostly assorted wheels, pedals and shifters – but you’ll also see a couple of other things on there that are technically compatible input peripherals!
[EDIT: up-to-date list available on https://www.dirt4game.com/game/faq]
Right – that’s all from us for now. For those of you who made it to the end of this Road Book – well done! And you’re right, it was a short and sweet one. But it was a short and sweet one because…
SURPRISE – LIVE DiRT SHOW INCOMING
We’re surprising you with news of a live DiRT Show this afternoon! We know you’re all hankering for some longer runs and a root around the menus and car list, so that’s what we’re bringing to you. We’ll also be taking Your Stage generation requests and answering your questions – so please, feel free to post your questions in the various Road Book threads of the internet and we’ll try our best to get round to answering them later! We’re looking at a 14:00-15:00 start time, depending on when we can all herd the cats together – but we’ll let you know when we’re confident about hitting the ‘stream’ button. :)
So… see you later, yeah? We’ll be broadcasting over on Facebook, so make sure you’re ready!