FIA World RX fans will be able to play on their favorite circuits in the near future, as the series announced a partnership with video game developer Codemasters yesterday.  Gamers will soon be able to use RS Supercars on series tracks in World RX-specific game types in DiRT Rally, which is currently available on Steam.  Initial impressions of the graphics and driving physics are good, with series drivers noting that the game was "not far from real life."

Read the full Press Release below.

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has signed a new partnership with successful video game developer Codemasters in order for World RX to be featured in DiRT Rally™.  The game is now available on Steam Early Access.

The first stage of this partnership will see the RX Supercars, tracks and racing modes implemented into DiRT Rally™ as part of Codemasters’ commitment to deliver regular content updates during the game’s Early Access phase on Steam.

Owners of the game will soon be able to drive a choice selection of these cars for themselves across three different game modes and experience the sheer speed, action, dynamism and performance that makes World RX one of the fastest growing motorsports in the world. As with previous updates, this new content will be available free of charge to existing owners.

The tracks that have currently been built and included in the game are Holjes (Sweden) and Lydden Hill (Great Britain). The Hell circuit in Norway will be added in the near future.

DiRT Rally’s™ Lead Designer, Paul Coleman, explained: “From the outset we wanted DiRT Rally™ to be the ultimate off-road racer and to fulfil that vision we knew we had to include World RX. Since the launch in Early Access back in April we have continued to add new, diverse content to the game and World RX will add another dimension that will challenge even the most experienced players.”

At the World RX round in Sweden over the weekend, the Championship’s top drivers were able to test-drive virtual versions of the 600bhp RX Supercars that compete in the World Championship.

“Codemasters have done a brilliant job – the detail is very realistic and not far from real life,” explained Team Volkswagen Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson, who is currently second in the overall World RX drivers’ standings.  “As drivers, we always want to change the smallest things with our cars, but this version is very good. There are just a couple of tweaks that need to be made and then I think it will be just like driving the real thing. It’s by far the best rallycross game I have played.”

Martin Anayi, World RX Managing Director for IMG, concluded: “It was great to have the Codemasters team with us in Holjes over the weekend, which allowed us to showcase our new joint game venture to over 40,000 fans. Codemasters has worked exceptionally hard to get this project off the ground and it’s been encouraging to hear such positive feedback from our drivers after they had test-driven the game. We are very excited about our new collaboration with Codemasters and look forward to working with the team more closely to help develop the game further.”

To find out how the World RX drivers got on with the game over the weekend, please watch our video  here