Dirt 3's Colin McRae charity DLC released, proceeds go to good cause

Codemasters has announced the first DLC for Dirt 3, and says that all proceeds from the sale will go to charity. The Colin McRae Vision Charity Pack is now available for the Xbox Live and Games for Windows versions of the game (for 160 Microsoft points / $2), and allows players to drive a Ford Escort Mk II with five different liveries. The PS3 version will be available as soon as the PlayStation Store returns.

This was the car famously driven by Colin McRae, the original namesake of the Dirt series who died in 2007. All proceeds from the pack will go to the Colin McRae Vision Charity, which raises funds for worthwhile causes around the world in McRae's name.

Codemasters says that this is the first of a few weeks' worth of DLC packs. Each will feature more cars and new tracks going forward.
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COLIN MCRAE VISION CHARITY PACK OUT NOW FOR DIRT® 3™

Weekly program of downloadable content for DiRT 3 launched with Colin McRae Vision Charity Pack – all profits to support the charity's projects.

Wednesday June 1st (2pm UK) – Today Codemasters® announced that the Colin McRae Vision Charity Pack is available for DiRT® 3™ from Xbox Live Marketplace and Games For Windows Marketplace for 160MSP; all profits from the sale of this download content pack are being donated to the Colin McRae Vision Charity.

The Colin McRae Vision Charity Pack features a Ford Escort Mk II, the iconic 1970s Rally car made famous by Colin McRae, plus five liveries. The pack marks the first in a series of weekly downloadable content that will become available for DiRT 3, featuring new cars and tracks. Information about the content and release date for forthcoming DLC will be made available at twitter.com/dirt3game and facebook.com/dirt3game.

To mark the launch of the Colin McRae Vision Charity Pack, Codemasters today released the final DiRT 3 developer diary. The video features DiRT 3 technical consultants Ken Block and Kris Meeke, WRC driver Mikko Hirovonen and key development staff recalling their own memories of the late, great Colin McRae. Viewers are also taken behind the scenes at Battersea Power Station, which was turned into a real life level from DiRT 3 for Ken Block's latest Gymkhana driving video – DiRT 3 Battersea. The developer diary is now playing at www.youtube.com/dirt3game.

DiRT 3 is out now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows® LIVE.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.