The Colin McRae franchise on the Xbox saw 3 hugely successful releases, each title capitalizing on the success of its predecessor and building the franchises reputation and momentum. This all came to an abrupt halt with the release of the Xbox 360, and it has been two and a half years since a Microsoft console has seen a new Colin McRae title. All that is about to change with Codemasters release of Colin McRae: DiRT on the Xbox 360. Recently released screenshots and a high definition trailer that showed impressive graphical quality caused a commotion amongst gamers, but does the end product live up to the hype? And can it truly be called 'next gen'?