Codemasters reveals DiRT 4 PC requirements and peripheral support

Codemasters’ newest entry into their rally series DiRT 4 will be launching soon, sending players all around the world on beautiful set locations to race on the same rally tracks that many real-life drivers have conquered themselves. In preparation for the launch which takes place on 9 June 2017, the developer has released a list of peripherals with support for the game, as well as a list of system requirements to run it properly on your PC. Hit the jump for all the info!

On the PC, DiRT 4 should be no more difficult to run than F1 2016 was. The EGO 4.0 engine has had a few tweaks since it first debuted in F1 2015 with all its strange glitches and occasional performance hiccups, and it should be smoother than butter in DiRT 4. The engine is DirectX 11 compliant, so Windows 7 and 8 users won’t be left out in the cold.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, or 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD FX quad-core or Intel Core i3, or better
  • RAM: 4GB system memory
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5570 1GB DDR3 or NVIDIA GeForce GT440 1GB DDR3, or better
  • HDD: 50GB available drive space

Recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, or 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD FX 8320 or Intel Core i5-4690, or better
  • RAM: 8GB system memory
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 390 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB, or better
  • HDD: 50GB available drive space

The minimum system requirements don’t specify which generation of Intel Core i3 processors is preferred, but I think they intended to cover everything from the Sandy Bridge family all the way up to modern-day Kaby Lake. The Nehalem-based Core i3 chips are much slower today and might not be suitable for running the game at 60fps, although it may still be in playable territory.

The extremely low GPU requirements are also quite interesting. Both the Radeon HD 5570 and the GeForce GT 440 are outclassed by modern integrated graphics, and their architectures have long since left mainstream support by AMD and NVIDIA. It will be fun to see how much players can skimp on the hardware whilst still delivering a good experience at 720p.

The peripheral support is far more extensive than any other Codemasters game before it. DiRT 4 supports a wide range of peripherals on different platforms, including some really high-end gear from the elite steering wheel manufacturers. In fact, the list is so long that posting it here would nearly double the length of this article! If you’re at all curious about peripheral support, you can look up your peripheral in the 19 May DiRT Roadbook. 

However, according to this post on the Fanatec forums, the company has needed to re-license a new wheel base with Sony to continue to their partnership and back-port that support to older models, and support of older models has temporarily halted. Thus, whilst wheel support in titles like DiRT 4 is possible for the current models sold by Fanatec, it is up to the game developers to add in support.

DiRT 4 will be available on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 platforms, with a Linux port in the works by Feral Interactive in the future. Pre-ordering the game before launch gets you the Hyundai R5 rally car with access to a Hyundai-exclusive rally event in the game, as well as some additional in-game items to speed up your progress in the campaign.

Source: DiRT Roadbook, Steam