Holy crapping ballsacks, we have a new DiRT game that has been made available exclusively through Steam's Early Access mode. This was not what I was expecting. Codemasters have said that they are focusing entirely on rally, longer stages, more stages, more everything apparently.
Valve are going to be clamping down on the rules for Early Access games to prevent scams and blunders such as those that we've seen in the past.
Steam's Early Access program is a great idea for developers as it allows them to get input from the community before releasing the full game. The problem however is that only 25% of games on the Early Access program have released.