While there may be some debate as to which video game developer can be called the leader in racing simulators, there is no question in most people's minds that Codemasters knows how to program an off-road racing game. For several years running, their Colin McRae Rally series of games has been unmatched in terms of quality on all categories. As good as other rally games were, every iteration of the Colin McRae Rally games outshone them year after year. With the move to next-generation consoles came a name change and change of focus. The series became known as DiRT, and the game widened its range from strictly rally racing to most forms of off-road racing.