Codemasters DiRT franchise is much loved across the globe and the latest incarnation, DiRT 5, was revealed to the world at Microsoft’s first Xbox Series X showcase on May 7.
It marks a return to the more casual side of the DiRT franchise from the more focused DiRT Rally series, and it’s going to be hotly anticipated by fans ahead of its release later in 2020. Here’s everything we know so far.
The wild world of DiRT gets bigger than ever
DiRT 5 is a cross-generation release
Details of any PS5 enhancements are as yet unknown, but we do know a little about what to expect from DiRT 5 on the Xbox Series X. For starters, it will support Smart Delivery, so you can buy a copy on launch for the Xbox One, enjoy it until you get a Series X, then download the enhanced copy on the new console for no additional cost.
We also know that DiRT 5 will benefit from the added power of the Xbox Series X in a couple of ways. For one, it will run at 4K resolution at 60 FPS. It will also have an option to run on the new console at a whopping 120 FPS, though details on what resolution that is at remain unclear, likewise any graphical sacrifices that have to be made.
The career mode is set to be a non-linear affair with “decision-based changes and a proper narrative” that should make each players run through a little different to someone else’s.
We’re set to learn more about the career mode in June.
DiRT 5 Multiplayer
Codemasters is set to talk more about the multiplayer aspect of DiRT 5 in September.
DiRT 5 pre-launch roadmap
Every month a new aspect of the game will become the focus, with June directing to the career mode, with features following along in July. August is currently a big unknown, and it coincides with the time that the gaming world would usually descend upon Gamescom, so we’re certainly excited to see what the question mark turns into.
After that we’ll hear about multiplayer in September, then onto the launch hype in October.