DiRT Rally has been announced for Steam Early Access, although at this time it seems to be for PC only.
Available for £24.99, DiRT Rally switches the franchise's focus on arcade racing to a simulation-based physics model, offering hyper-realistic handling and a hardcore level of difficulty.
"Our team has been working tirelessly to get the simulation just right," chief game designer Paul Coleman told VideoGamer.com. "And that's not just from the mechanical simulation of the vehicle; that also speaks to the road surface that you're driving on. Many other racing games have the easy option of just representing tarmac. We've got tarmac, ice, different types of gravel, mud, snow... all of these surfaces to deal with, and they all have their very own unique characteristics. It was very important to us to get that aspect right because that's what makes DiRT special."
So why is it not coming to console? Well there is always a chance.
"Never say never," Coleman told the site. "Where the product is at this stage I think it's right for Early Access and for PC. I think if we had the opportunity to develop for another 18 months and refine it into a much more complete DiRT package then it would be right for console as well. But to validate what I think is right for this product at this early stage is vitally important for me and that's why we're doing what we're doing."
The initial launch package includes 36 stages across 3 real-world locations: Wales, Monte Carlo's Col de Turini and the Acropolis Rally in Greece, and also includes a Career mode, multiplayer and the option for players to create their own online leagues.
Impressions so far seems good, so you never know, this could be a great title for console players once it is finished.