UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.– Dec. 1, 2009– Codemasters® today announced that the playable demo of the DirectX 11-powered Games for Windows LIVE edition of DiRT 2 has gone live and is available for PC gamers everywhere to download and play. A full list of mirror sites, plus gameplay and tech videos, is now available at www.dirt2game.com.

The playable demo enables gamers to compete in two of DiRT 2 ’s exhilarating events. In the‘Trailblazer’ event, players take on the ultimate test of rally car against the challenging Moroccan terrain on a point-to-point track filled with flat-out straights and hair-raising hairpins in the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. In the second event, gamers compete in a‘Landrush’ race at the spectacular Ensenada Port circuit set in Baja California, where players go wheel-to-wheel in an 8-vehicle riotous race over lethal bumps and killer jumps in the heavy duty West Coast Choppers Stuka TT.

Following the critical and commercial success of the console editions of DiRT 2 , Codemasters Studios has integrated the wealth of new performance-enhancing features available in DirectX 11 for the Games for Windows Live edition. DiRT 2 delivers the definitive off-road experience for PC gamers and its launch heralds a new generation of games powered by the superior DirectX 11 technologies. In order for technology enthusiasts to test the performance of their equipment against these cutting edge features, the DiRT 2 demo comes complete with a benchmarking mode.

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As the sequel to the acclaimed racer of 2007, DiRT 2 takes off-road racing games to a new level, with benchmark tech, thrilling new race types, big event atmosphere, stunning locations, a new breed of off-roading heroes and a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines. Delivering a thrilling race experience and an extreme sports attitude that borrows from snowboarding and skateboarding culture, DiRT 2 takes players on a World Tour to diverse and challenging real-world environments to compete in contemporary off-road events.

Specifically selected to deliver aggressive and fast paced racing, DiRT 2 ’s garage houses a best-in-class collection of officially licensed rally cars and off-road vehicles; covering seven vehicle classes, players are given the keys to powerful machines right from the off. DiRT 2 comes complete with full online functionality that is core to the overall experience, with head-to-head competitive online play and new social features to engage the racing community. Prepare for mud, gravel, dust and dirt too in DiRT 2 .

Titling information:

To be titled“ Colin McRae: DiRT 2 ” in all territories outside of North America where the game will be published as‘ DiRT 2 ’.


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