Hello! We hope you’ve had a great fortnight since we last put an entry in the DiRT Rally Road Book. For now, it’s back down to business as usual – so here’s this week’s update.
Since we checked in with you last, we put together an awesome video with loads of quotes and accolades from various reviews and experiences of DiRT Rally. Featuring some of our favourite quotes and cars, it’s well worth a couple of minutes of your time:
As you are all aware, we’re currently working on a patch for both PC and console players. While this list is by no means everything we’re working on, here’s a taste of what you can expect from the next patch:
-Motion blur being applied to cars in bonnet camera and in replays (PC only)
-Excessive knocking effect on steering wheels when playing rallycross
-AI for Classic and S1600 Rallycross adjusted to have more variety
-Leaderboards will no longer be blank and the difference column will function
-Fixes for rain effects displaying incorrectly on some AMD cards (PC only)
-Rain causing bad reflections on some windscreens
We were initially looking to fix the previously-available Oculus support, but attaching it to this patch would hold it back – so we’ve split the updates so we can push the above stuff out earlier. However, don’t worry – the Oculus support will be coming in a subsequent update, which should arrive fairly soon after. We can’t give a date for the first patch just yet – but to be upfront with you all, it’s looking like it’ll arrive in the first half of June. There will also be some other fun stuff coming to the game, which we’ll discuss more in the next Road Book. ;)
Finally, we’re aware that the RaceNet fix we pushed out last week helped some users with their connectivity, but not all! So we’re still looking into this as a priority, and hope to have some good news for you soon. It’s been really difficult to reply to all of the threads we’ve seen addressing these issues – but please be assured that we are listening and that we’re working hard behind the scenes.
DiRT Rally mileage
This week, we shared an awesome infographic on how many miles you guys had travelled. The total mileage was completely astronomical – so we’re going to show you again…
Can you guess how many miles the community have driven on DiRT Rally?
Hint: the answer is out of this world… pic.twitter.com/9dQ8bCzPuP
— DiRT (@dirtgame) May 13, 2016
PlayStation+ France – official league for DiRT Rally
PS Plus France have recently set up their own official league for DiRT Rally – and it’s one that will offer cash prizes too! To join the league, head over to https://www.dirtgame.com/uk/leagues/league/47123/ps-plusleague and request to join.
Finally, I’m on holiday for the next week or so – so if there’s anything pressing that might be missed in a sea of tweets when I get back, then please drop firstname.lastname@example.org an email so we can pick it up there.
Screenshot of the week
This week’s Screenshot of the Week comes from DuKe over on Steam. This angle is one of our favourite replay angles – especially in Wales – and this pic does well to capture twists, turns and undulations of the road ahead.
Video of the week
It was a hard pick this week, as we’ve had two whole weeks of awesome footage to choose from – but this one tickled us far too much not to feature. Remember when you first picked up your copy of DiRT Rally, and it took you a while to adjust to gameplay? Well, this video is that…