Today, Codemasters has announced a new ship date for DiRT Showdown. Keep in mind that this only affects the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions in North America. The decision was made after discussion with Warner Bros. as they are the distortion partner. They are saying that by moving the date is gives the game a greater opportunity for success in North America and it is a more clear release window. The PC Edition will still be going live next Thursday(May 24, 2012) for a Global Release on Steam. Also, Codemasters will be releasing a regular version and the DiRT Showdown: Hoonigan Edition. This edition will feature in-game cash boost, an online XP multiplier plus Monster Energy skins for the Kohler D350, Duke Coupe and Ford Fiesta Gymkhana 3 and Hoonigan skins for the Holbrook Growler, Logan Vulture and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN. Many of these will be redeemed via an included online code! Now, the demo is available today, it will have a multiplayer and solo event. You will be able to get it in the PlayStation Network, Steam for the PC, and the Xbox Live Marketplace. Codemasters also unveiled a new label, “Codemasters Racing”, DiRT Showdown will be the first title to launch on the new network! I am very excited about the new label and I can’t wait to see the new titles they come out with. Codemasters Racing is also launching RaceNet with DiRT Showdown. Overall, I cannot wait to check out DiRT Showdown and as always we will keep you updated with any announcements.
DIRT SHOWDOWN SHIP DATE REVISED TO JUNE 12 FOR NORTH AMERICA
Los Angeles – May 16, 2012 – Codemasters has revised the ship date of DiRT Showdown for North America to June 12, 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, after discussions with its distribution partner Warner Bros.
Both Codemasters and Warner Bros believe the move to June, from its original May 29 date, will provide the game with a clearer release window and create a greater opportunity for success at North American retail outlets.
The PC edition is unaffected and holds its global digital release date of next Thursday, May 24, and will be available from Steam.