Colin McRae Rally 3 is about giving gamers the professional rally driving experience in whatâ€™s being touted as one of the most anticipated games of the year. Today Codemasters reveals the full list of rally-spec cars and stages that will be featured in the game.
Colin McRae Rally 3â€™s development team is eyeing a level of visual and technical detail that surpasses any other racer. Placing players in the shoes of legendary rally champion Colin McRae, will provide a breathtaking sense of being on and, often, off the road in a fully weighted and authentically functioning 2002 Ford Focus RS WRC. In addition to the Focus, players will also experience being behind the wheel of three other 4WDs, four 2WDs and several other vehicles, with additional bonus cars to be discovered.
Featured cars include:
-Citroen Saxo Kit Car
-Citroen 2CV Sahara
-Citroen Xsara Kit Car
-Fiat Punto Rally Car
-Ford Focus RS WRC 2002
-Puma Rally Car
-MG ZR Rally Car
-Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7
-Subaru Impreza WRX (44S)
-Subaru Impreza 22B Sti
-Plus additional Bonus cars to be discovered
Visually, all cars featured are hugely impressive and over 16 times more detailed than the cars in Colin McRae Rally 2.0. The polygon count for the Focus model is up to a staggering 14,000, compared to about 800 for the previous game. This level of detail effectively gives players a Focus simulator to take on the rally stages, making the gameplay intensely more rich. McRaeâ€™s co-driver Nicky Grist is personally pace-noting every stage featured in the game as he would for a real rally. Again, this commitment to detail is an essential part of capturing the spirit of the player being part of an actual rally championship.
The main championship game is a grueling series of races across eight international rallies offering tarmac, gravel, snow, dirt and rain-soaked road surfaces. In each year, players will race in six rallies, made up of six stages, with an additional Shakedown day and Super Special Stage.
The original Colin McRae Rally game defined rally sport games. Colin McRae Rally 2.0 enhanced and drained every last bit of gas from the PSone to lead the genre. Now, as the world leading series comes to the new generation of console platforms, Colin McRae Rally 3 accelerates to surpass all expectations.