Sneak Peek Into The Development Of DiRT 3 With The ‘Keep It Real’ Developer Diary

by on February 11, 2011

The DiRT franchise is one of the best looking racing franchises available to date, when Codemasters announced that they were working on a third iteration of the series a few days ago we were naturally excited.

One thing that accompanies the excitement about an upcoming game is following the development progress of that game. Over the past few years this has, for the most part, been done in the form of developer diaries.

Codemasters continues this trend with the recent release of the ‘Keep It Real’ Developer Diary for DiRT 3.

The video includes new gameplay footage, showcasing the blistering speed, jaw-dropping damage effects and stunning graphics for which the series is famed. Starring the game’s new rally locations of Kenya and Finland, a trio of iconic rally cars – the Audi Sport Quattro Rallye, Lancia Fulvia HF and Kris Meeke’s 2009 Intercontinental Rally Championship winning Peugeot 207 S2000 – powerslide and redline their way through gruelling new stages. Exploring the most important aspect of the game, the handling, Gehan Pathiraja, Senior Vehicle Handling Designer, and Tim Dearing, Vehicle Handling Designer, explain how DiRT 3 will deliver the most exciting and realistic behind-wheel experience in the series.

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“We’re working much closer with manufacturers and racing drivers to make sure the physics are as realistic as possible for each and every car in the game,” says Gehan Pathiraja, Senior Vehicle Handling Designer on DiRT 3.  “What we’ve looked to do is improve the way the weight shifts in the car. It’s far more realistic. It transfers that force in a much more detailed fashion on the springs, dampers and the tyres. Without a doubt the car handling in DiRT 3 is the best it’s ever been.”

DiRT 3 is currently aiming for a May 24th 2011 release date for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.