Speaking with the Edge magazine, Codemasters has confirmed that DiRT 3 is in development.
The company’s VP Gavin Cheshire stated:
“Really, it’s all about letting the teams just innovate. There’s some great stuff coming from Birmingham that’s going into Dirt 3, and obviously you’ve seen Bodycount.
“I guess in today’s world, every day you’re dealing with people from all over the world. So it’s a British company and the last bastion of British publishing, and there is some pride in that, but it doesn’t take control of your life.”
As the final big UK studio, those are some encouraging words. He went on:
“It’s about the culture we’ve created and making the best games you can. Dirt 2: brilliant game but it’s all American accents, so maybe we’re a little over the top with those. Maybe we should fly the flag a bit more.”
DiRT 2 for PS3, 360, Wii, PSP and PC was released last August. We suspect that the third game will be released around the same time for the same platforms.