SFX-360 writes: "The Colin McRae Rally series has been around for over eleven years, but until DiRT came out on June 19th, 2007, the series was not well known in the United States. The Colin McRae Rally Series was well known as being an unforgiving realistic racer and Codemasters took a risk in 2007 by making the game more arcade-like. That risk paid off and on September 8th, 2008, just a week shy of the two year anniversary of Colin McRae's death, the sequel, DiRT 2 will be coming out in North America on nearly every system.
Despite the tragic loss of Colin McRae, DiRT 2 will still include his name to pay homage to a man that, "…captured a freedom and a spirit that enthralled rally fans." This is apparent in the fact that they will include a Colin McRae Tribute Cup..."