Players are invited to join free new online Codemasters Racing hub RaceNet as Demo Derby gameplay video launches
Codemasters today announced that a playable demo of DiRT Showdown, the next all-action racing game from the DiRT series, is now available from Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Steam on PC. In the demo, the single player '8 Bal' race, players take part in a chaotic, full-impact race in the shadow of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, using boost to sprint ahead of rivals and speeding through crossover points where drivers can dodge or takedown opponents. Once players have completed the race, they can challenge a friend online to unlock the 'Rampage' multiplayer mode. In 'Rampage', eight drivers feed their appetite for destruction in an online demolition derby event, earning points for crashes, smashes and eliminations.
Gamers who download the DiRT Showdown demo are also invited to sign up for RaceNet, the free new online extension for Codemasters Racing games, which enables players to track their Races, Rivals and Rewards. Launching in beta, players who register now will be able to join in community challenges and once the full game launches, track their progress in game and track challenges with their friends. Gamers who join RaceNet will also be rewarded with an exclusive 'RaceNet' livery for use in the full game and will receive $20,000 in-game currency for DiRT Showdown when it races into retail.
To mark the launch of the demo, Codemasters has released a Demo Derby’ video showcasing the all-action motorised mayhem that players can experience today. DiRT Showdown will be available on May 24th across mainland Europe, May 25th in the UK and May 29th on North America.