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Feral Interactive will ship driving simulation game 'Dirt Rally' on macOS later this year

Feral Interactive is bringing the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS later this year, two years after its initial release on other platforms, with the port of the rally simulation title being developed with support for Metal 2, Apple's updated graphics API.




Part of Codemaster's long-running racing game franchise, "Dirt Rally" departs from the format in the main "Dirt" games by focusing just on rallying. Players will be tasked with completing long courses set in picturesque forests and hillsides at high speed, while dealing with hazardous road conditions.

Ranging from icy forest trails in Sweden to the wet and dirt-filled roads of the Welsh countryside, the tracks feature hairpin bends and sharp corners, asphalt roads and loose gravel, and weather including rain, snow, and fog. To combat this, drivers can fine-tune their cars before the race to make the vehicles more suited to the elements and the player's driving style.

Three driving disciplines are represented in the game, with the point-to-point races of rallying accompanied by hillclimbing courses and tight rallycross circuits. Players can also race in over 45 cars from the 1980s to present day, including iconic vehicles such as the Mini Cooper S, Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2, and the Lancia Delta S4.

Feral advises it will be shipping "Dirt Rally" for macOS before the end of the year, and will be confirming the system requirements closer to the time of release. When it does go on sale, it will cost $59.99 from the Feral Store and Steam, and $44.99 from the Mac App Store.

"Dirt Rally" was originally released for Windows in December 2015, after an initial Steam Early Access period from April 2015, with versions for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One published in April 2016. Feral has also published a version of "Dirt Rally" for Linux, which is already on sale.

The game has been favored by many since its original release, scoring 86 on Metacritic from reviews by critics, and 8.7 from players.