DiRT Showdown demo available today
Racing demo includes both offline and online components
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on May 1, 2012 - 10:29am EST (May 1, 2012 10:29)
Codemasters has confirmed the DiRT Showdown demo will launch worldwide today and will be available from Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Steam on PC.
In the demo's single player ‘8 Ball’ race, players take part in a chaotic, full-impact race in the shadow of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Once players have completed the race, they can challenge a friend online to unlock the ‘Rampage’ multiplayer mode. In ‘Rampage’, eight drivers participate 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.
Those 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.
DiRT Showdown is set to hit stores on May 29th, 2012.