New DiRT Game Teased By Codemasters
Codemasters, developer of the DiRT racing series, has teased the development of the seriesâ next entry. In a post from the developerâs Twitter account the company said that it is looking for a graphics programmer to join the team for their next project. Within the tweet there is a link to the job description that states that the company is âexpanding and looking for developers to work and the DiRT and GRID franchisesâ.
Graphics Programmer wanted for a DiRTy little game weâve been working on http://t.co/eDCBd2chyDpic.twitter.com/dnGF2EU07n
â Codemasters Jobs (@Codemastersjobs) March 19, 2015
The game is likely DiRT 4, which was also teased via the companyâs official twitter account last year. Announcement of the title was reportedly initially planned for a beta release in February. This âEarly-Access style releaseâ was later scrapped after the developer failed to âsecure car licenses.â The details of the scrapped release are unknown, however a pre-release beta or similar early-access to the game is very likely for the future.
DiRT Showdown was the last game in the DiRT franchise developed by Codemasters â released in 2012. Earlier this year Codemasters announced a round of staff layoffs that affected the studio developing the unannounced title, as part of a company-wide restructure. Reports have even indicated that the studio has below twenty people actively working on the game. The developer explained that certain positions were at ârisk of redundancyâ and were eliminated. However, Codemasters said that the evaluation and elimination of positions would not affect the âon-going production of titlesâ and no projects would be cancelled as a result.
This unannounced game would be the fifth game in the DiRT franchise and it comes after a break in releases for the series. Hope for any future for the franchise rests with this title, almost undoubtedly. After suffering a large round of layoffs, earlier in the year, Codemasters would greatly benefit from a successful entry in series. DiRT 4 has not been officially announced as of this writing.