Codemasters has announced DiRT 5 for PS5 and Xbox Series during today’s Inside Xbox stream.
The game is not your traditional rally game and seems to be a mix of the classic DiRT gameplay and OnRush, which was also developed by Codemasters.
The full press release for DIRT 5 on PlayStation 5 can be seen below:
Extreme Off-Road Racing, Stunning Real-World Locations, Four-Player Split-Screen, and More
Codemasters® today reveals the next generation of racing with the announcement of DIRT 5™, launching from October 2020 on Xbox Series X, PlayStation® 5, Windows PC (via Steam) and the current generation of Xbox and PlayStation consoles. A Google Stadia version will be released early 2021. Fully optimised for all platforms, DIRT 5 is a new heart-pounding off-road driving experience set against a sensory backdrop of vibrant visuals, an eclectic soundtrack, and dynamic weather conditions.
DIRT 5’s global journey takes in some of the most thrilling, exotic, and picturesque settings such as New York City and Rio de Janeiro alongside challenging events in remote areas of Greece and China. Players will experience the thrill of in-your-face extreme racing in a variety of vehicle classes from buggies, unlimited trucks, and rock bouncers to traditional and modern rally cars.
The expansive narrative-driven Career is bigger in every way with event types and challenges across some of the toughest terrain. Before hitting the track, get creative using the livery editor, with more customisation options than any previous DIRT game. DIRT 5 features a non-linear progression path, so players can choose more of the events they want.
DIRT 5 heralds the return of split-screen for up to four players. The full list of game modes will be announced shortly, including a new game mode focused on creativity and designed for social couch play with friends or global online battles against the best racers in the DIRT universe.
DIRT 5 also boasts a roster of voice talent led by the iconic Nolan North and Troy Baker. Together, and in their unique style, the dynamic duo guide and mentor players through the Career mode and feature in the DIRT in-game podcast series, including the voice talents of other celebrities from the worlds of racing and gaming.
“As a studio, we are big fans of DiRT 2 and 3. This game is our homage: a bigger, amplified DIRT off-road experience in a setting that is alive, challenging and fun,” said Robert Karp, DIRT 5 Development Director at Codemasters. “Whether you want to compete against the AI on some of the world’s most challenging environments or play a four-player split-screen game with your friends, DIRT 5 has you covered.”
You can watch the debut trailer for the game below:
The gameplay trailer debuted at Microsoft’s Inside Xbox 2020 event, alongside a number of other titles. The event was our first look at the next generation of games, with Sony set to continue it when they fully unveil the PS5. The Summer Games Fest from Geoff Keighley is currently ongoing and will continue all the way until August and feature a number of other next-gen announcements.
DiRT 5 is set to come to PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year.