DiRT 3 dev talks YouTube uploads, split-screen, enhanced physics and more

Codemasters Senior Game Designer Paul Coleman today provided racing gamers with a bevy of new DiRT 3 details via his Twitter page, answering fan questions under the alias Kick_Up. Discussing the game’s improved physics, YouTube upload feature, split-support and more, Coleman provided plenty of reasons to get excited for this latest entry in the DiRT series.

"The YouTube upload feature lets you select a 30 second section from your replay and upload it direct to your YouTube account," wrote Coleman. Coleman also confirmed that YouTube uploads will be a standard definition 480p resolution to avoid memory issues and slow uploads.

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Additional details from Coleman’s Twitter page include:

-Two-player split-screen will be supported for most game modes, including Rally
-Physics have been improved to more accurately represent weight shift and the way the suspension reacts to different surfaces
-More rally stages and variations in weather & time of day are present
-Menus have been redesigned to be more streamlined than those in DiRT 2

Fans of DiRT 3 can head over to Coleman’s Twitter page to ask additional questions. DiRT 3 races to retail stores for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on May 24, 2011 in North America.