Today the trailer for Codemasters‘ DiRT 2, the followup to DiRT(Colin McRae: DiRT) which was actually the sixth racing game in the series. DiRT 2 will feature 9 countries, 100 events, and 50 drivers featuring Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Dave Mirra, and Travis Pastrana.
The first half of the trailer hardly shows any driving, and most of the second half appears to be pre-rendered. However this game is expected to have stunning graphics since it will be using an enhanced version of the EGO engine, the same engine that was used in GRID.
The game is set to release this September and you can expect our impressions of it in our ongoing coverage of E3 09 all this week.
Just in time for the newly announced Forza Motorsport 3, Franatec is releasing 3 high-end racing wheels for the Xbox 360. Franatec will be releasing the 911 Turbo S Edition (as shown above) as well as a Clubsport edition, and a Pure Edition. The wheel will be featured at this year’s E3 in the Microsoft booth on the new Forza game.
The wheel is said to provide the “ultimate simracing experience on the Xbox 360″. The wheel will feature a 900° steering rotation, clutch, sequential shifter, 6+1 H-pattern shifter, and force feedback effects. The controller is wireless and is officially licensed for Xbox 360. The controler can only be bought from Frantic’s site and is limited to 3000 units.