Time to check out DirectX 11 in all its glory.
Codemasters has gave word that the demo for its PC version of DiRT 2 is now available for download via the official website.
The demo (as always with PC) is completely free for you to get hold of, although it is a rather large 1.31GB download. The console versions of DiRT 2 were simply brilliant and is one of my favourite games this year (as you can tell by the reviews we’ve given it) and if you have a PC capable of playing this beast in Direct X 11, do it, now. Stop reading this and start downloading it, you won’t regret it.
Press release below:
COLIN McRAE™: DiRT® 2 GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE EDITION DEMO OUT NOW, AS GAME SHIPS TO STORES THIS WEEK
Playable demo of critically acclaimed racer gives PC gamers an adrenaline shot of mud-splattered thrills as the game powerslides into stores this week.
Tuesday 1st December/… Codemasters® today announced that the playable demo of the DirectX 11-powered Games for Windows LIVE edition of Colin McRae: DiRT 2 has gone live and is available for PC gamers everywhere to download and play. A full list of mirrors, plus gameplay and tech videos, is now available at www.dirt2game.com. The full game releases on December 3rd through EPAC territories with a December 4th street date in the UK.
The playable demo enables gamers to compete in two of Colin McRae: 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 Colin McRae: DiRT 2, Codemasters Studios has integrated the wealth of new performance enhancing features available in DirectX 11 for the Games for Windows Live edition. Colin McRae: 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 Colin McRae: DiRT 2 demo comes complete with a benchmarking mode.
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Games for Windows LIVE edition supporting DirectX 11 technology releases on December 3rd through EPAC territories with a December 4th street date in the UK. Editions for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system are in stores now.