DiRT 4 is the latest instalment of the popular franchise to drift on to free software platforms (as well as a non-free software platform in macOS). It follows on from the successful Linux release of DiRT Rally last spring.
DiRT 4 was originally released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June 2017 and has garnered plenty of praise, positive reviews and high review scores.
The Linux and macOS port or DiRT4 are — no prizes for guessing — being handled by Feral Interactive.
“DiRT 4 delivers the intense thrill of all-terrain motorsport in an electrifying mix of disciplines. Players will hurtle through point-to-point Rally races, compete in events from the official FIA World Rallycross Championship, push trucks and buggies to the limit in exhilarating Landrush battles, and put their precision steering skills to the test in Joyride challenges,” Feral Interactive pitch in their press release.
To accompany the announcement there’s this fast-paced action-packed trailer:
DiRT 4 features over 50 rally cars, trucks, and crosskarts, including popular vehicles like the Ford Fiesta R5 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2, while rally routes take in settings as diverse as the dusty Australian dirt roads and gravel tracks of America to the Swedish snowdrifts and more.
Unique to this game, DiRT 4 lets you create your own rally routes with the included Your Stage tool. Using this you can generate totally individual, bespoke layouts based on your choice of location and route parameters — nice!