Codemasters confirms Dirt 3 development

Codemasters is working on a new addition to its Dirt series, vice president Gavin Cheshire has revealed in a recent interview with Edge.

“There’s some great stuff coming from Birmingham that’s going into Dirt 3, and obviously you’ve seen Bodycount,” he said when talking about the studio culture at Codemasters, confirming the title’s development in passing.

When it comes to the company’s racing franchises in general, Cheshire says innovating and keeping things fresh is key, making it fair to assume that Dirt 3 will be offering something its predecessors did not.

“There’s an overwhelming arcing vision to all of our racing titles,” he said, “and Grid is incredibly strong, but we’re lucky enough to be in a position where we’ve got racing games in different areas. Dirt was a complete reboot – we threw away what was going on and redid it completely – and then we rebooted Grid because it wasn’t top gun, and then we rebooted Dirt 2.”

He continued: “I’m not saying we’re throwing all the codebase away, but we’re throwing the thoughts away and coming out with something fresh and new. Because if you don’t innovate, you’re dead.”