Dirt 5: Everything You Need To Know - Release Date, Gameplay Reveal, Features, and More!
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Dirt 5: Everything You Need To Know - Release Date, Gameplay Reveal, Features, and More!

Lloyd Coombes
21 October 2020

Dirt 5 sees the franchise driving onto Xbox Series X for the first time.

Dirt 5, the latest instalment in the racing franchise from genre veterans Codemasters, was officially unveiled today at Microsoft's Inside Xbox stream.

Scheduled to launch alongside Xbox Series X, the game not only looks incredible but will run buttery smooth, too, with 120Hz support.

Here's everything we know about the game so far.

Release Date

Dirt 5 will release on November 6, 2020.

Those who buy the Amplified Edition will be able to jump in on November 3.

It'll also launch alongside Xbox Series S and Series X on November 10, and be available on PS5 at launch, too.

Dirt 5 Car Classes

Let's check out the car classes for the upcoming Dirt title:

  • Cross Raid - These vehicles are built to overcome tough terrain, the Cross Raid class combines speed, strength and durability. 
  • Rock Bouncer - These vehicles have huge wheels, mad suspension and roll cages. They are built to traverse intimidating terrain and go over any obstacle in your way.
  • Formula Off-Road -  The Formula Off-Road vehicles have huge ridged tyres and incredible power. They offer speed and off-road capability.
  • Rally Cross - These cars designed for all-terrain speed and getting sideways as soon as possible. 
  • Classic Rally - These are the iconic machines that popularised the concept of going fast and flat-out on any possible terrain. 
  • 80s Rally - A golden age of off-road racing, no DIRT game would be complete with some of the most successful off-road cars of the 1980s.
  • 90s Rally - Cars from a time when off-road went mainstream, recreate rivalries with the Subaru Impreza S4 and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI.
  • Modern Rally - These cars are the best of today’s powerful and incredibly engineered off-road racers.
  • Rally GT -  The Rally GT class brings you these desirable cars kitted out with off-road specs, including the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT-4, and Porsche 911 R-GT.
  • Sprint - The DIRT 5 class dedicated to our truly incredible sprint car, sporting wheels of all different sizes.
  • Pre Runners - The best road-going SUVs and all-purpose vehicles, draped on off-road kit and suped-up for extreme racing.
  • Unlimited - Big trucks built for the most demanding off-road events in the world.
  • Super Lites - Low weight and compact vehicles that are difficult to tame on the road.

Xbox Series X Features

The game will take advantage of the console's power to offer 4K 60FPS gameplay, as well as support for up to 120Hz. That means it'll run incredibly smoothly.

According to some early previews from the likes of Gamespot and Venturebeat, the game will offer 120FPS by dropping the resolution.

Codemasters also confirmed it will support Smart Delivery, Microsoft's way of ensuring whichever Xbox console you own you'll get the best version available. This also means if you pick up the game on Xbox One, you'll also get the Series X version.

Finally, Codemasters also confirmed that the console's SSD capabilities will ensure loading times are minuscule – so you can jump in much more quickly.

You can check out some Xbox Series X gameplay below:

 

Gameplay Reveal

The game's official announcement trailer, captured in-engine, is below.

 

Playgrounds Trailer

 

Features

Dirt 5 will offer a career mode, where players take to the track to earn sponsors and contracts. Troy Baker will be in the game acting as the player's mentor, while Nolan North will be voicing your rival.

The game will also offer a wide variety of events and locations. Glimpsed in the trailer were New York, China and Norway, while Codemasters confirmed that Italy and Arizona are also set to feature.

Expect plenty of seasonal variation, too, with races in New York involving skidding across the frozen East River or buggies in China churning up mud in the sun. There are even sprint cars, only capable of driving in an oval shape and offering a unique challenge.

The game will also include a detailed photo mode to capture your best moments whilst playing.

Finally, Codemasters also confirmed that players can enjoy 4-player split-screen racing, meaning Dirt 5 could be a great first multiplayer title for your shiny new Xbox Series X.

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