News: The Colin McRae Rally series turns into a yearly update as Codemasters announces Colin McRae Rally 2005.
Colin McRae rides again as Codemasters announced today that Colin McRae Rally 2005 will be coming to the Xbox in the Fall of this year.
As always, Colin McRae includes a lot of features and modes, but new this year is the Career Challenge. "Players will hurtle through over 20 different classes of rally events including Challenges, Cups, SuperCups, Shields and Championships, earning the right to compete against the very best." Other modes will include 4WD Championship, Rally, Stages and Online Play via Xbox Live.
Codemasters plans to show the game for the first time at E3 this year but they did release a?very full?features list:
Colin McRae Rally 2005 takes the series online for up to 8 players on Xbox Live with more cars, more stages, and new challenges.
Players drive the most diverse selection of cars through new, non-linear Career Challenge with over 20 individual rally events and over 300+ stages.
30+ featured cars include the Volkswagen Golf MK5, Toyota Celica GT-FOUR, Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Alfetta GTV Turbodelta, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, Peugeot 206, 205 T16 Evo2 and the distinctive VW Beetle RSi!
9 international locations (new German rally joins events through UK, Sweden, USA, Finland, Australia, Spain, Greece, and Japan), in Rally game mode, each with 8 stages. Large, animated spectator crowds cheer you on through the stages.
Incredible detail: An individual damage model for each car - right down to paintwork scrapes and a 'dazed' visual effect as you recover from a crash!
A PlayStation 2 version was also announced, but Codemasters currently only plans to release it in Europe. We'll keep you posted if that changes or when any other information on Colin McRae Rally 2005 is revealed.