If you were planning on using your Compy 386
to tap into the rally-racing action contained within Codemasters' upcoming release, DiRT 2
, you're going to have to wait a bit longer than your console-toting brethren. Though the game is leaping onto PS3 and Xbox 360 in September, it's not going to pull into the PC parking lot until December.
The delay can be attributed to the developers' desire to implement the brand new DirectX 11 tool set
in order to improve the game's graphical fidelity. Such areas of improvement include the "appearance of water and other surfaces as well as crowd animations," not to mention "depth of field, ambient occlusion and shadows." Also, we hear the game's titular dirt
will be 300 percent dirtier
. Thanks, technology!