"more casual than ever."
The studio is already "well underway" with DiRT 3 and there are "some new surprises" in store. EGO's tech means one franchise "will benefit others".
"We know from the stats we can pull from Dirt.net that a major proportion of players are more casual than ever,” Codies brand manager Edward Newby-Robson told .
"The racing studio is already well underway with the next project and continues to develop the EGO engine and push in-house technology to bring new consumer benefits." DiRT 2 has sold 1.7 million copies globally since its September launch.
"Some features which have as yet not been seen in a Codemasters Rally Studio game will make a welcome return and, of course, it wouldn’t be a Codies game without some new surprises," teased Newby-Robson.
“Both the brand and development teams have taken great pains to understand our racing community to ensure that future Dirt titles are built with them in mind, whilst keeping the mainstream appeal that the broader range of consumers demand.”
It's likely the new DiRT instalment will borrow improvements made in their Formula One 2010 game, and be incorporated with relative ease thanks to the EGO engine.
"The nature of a unified engine means features developed for one franchise will benefit others, so you’ll be seeing the dynamic effects in Formula One 2010 in future racing titles,” he continued on.
“This sharing and some healthy competition between studios means players will reap the rewards in the next iteration of the Dirt franchise, with even more extreme environment conditions.” DiRT 2 re-releases from Codemasters June 9th in a Platinum edition.
We loved what they did with DiRT 2 -.