The most recent version of the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is no more, as the last game to have the venue licenced has been removed from sale – DiRT Rally.
Developed by Codemasters, the rally simulation was first launched in Early Access for PC in 2015, before a full PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and even PlayStation VR versions would follow.
It was a return to a harder-edged rally simulation for the British development team. DIRT 4 would follow two years later and would feature dirt buggy racing plus a rally stage-generator algorithm that pieced together corners for a nearly-unique experience each time you participated.
We initially reported that both titles were set to be removed from the EA Play subscription service – Codemasters was purchased by Electronic Arts in February 2021 for $1.2 billion – but now it’s clear, from the publisher’s support website that they will no longer be sold either.
That includes PlayStation 4, PC Steam, Xbox One, Mac OS / Linux, Oculus and PSVR for DiRT Rally and PlayStation 4, PC Steam, Xbox One, Mac OS / Linux, Windows Store, Gamepass and TenCent We Game for DIRT 4.
The change is effective as of today, 3rd October 2022, and follows the news that the first two Project CARS games suffered the same fate.
When were DIRT 4 and DiRT Rally removed from digital sale?
Both DIRT 4 and DiRT Rally were removed from digital PC, PlayStation and Xbox stores on 3rd October 2022.