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Dirt 5 details new off-road elements and next-gen features

Dirt 5

Codemasters has announced a new entry within the iconic Dirt franchise. The announcement of Dirt 5 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC is here. Dirt 5 will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With that announcement, the development team took players on a journey through the career mode, as well as some other plans the team has in store for racing game fans.

The Career mode is a big focus this year and it’s getting a lot of attention from the team. The events in the newly revamped career mode will feature a wealth of races taking place all across the globe. The new entry in the franchise will take players all over the globe, with races going on from China all the way to Greece, with many remote stops in-between.

And as part of this expanded career, more vehicle types are being brought in. Various buggies, trucks, rock bouncers, and rally cars will all play a part in the roster of races. And players will be able to upgrade them along the way too.

AAA voice actors Nolan North and Troy Baker have been enlisted to show off the game throughout the career. Trough the various races, these two will play various characters that will interact with your drivers and guide them through the dirty world of racing.

Codemasters also detailed a number of new and returning gameplay modes. Multiplayer is being expanded with new local and online modes for starters. And yes, that means split-screen play as well. Dirt 5 will get a full suite of multiplayer and customization modes. Players will get modes “focused on creativity” although we have no idea what that actually means.

According to Dirt 5 development director Robert Karp, “This game is our homage: a bigger, amplified DIRT off-road experience in a setting that is alive, challenging and fun.” And the team is still looking to make things just as true to the roots of the franchise throughout development. Plenty of fun and dirty races with lots of spiffy-looking vehicles.

Codemasters has set Dirt 5 for a release in October 2020. Versions of the game are planned for next-gen on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as the PC. Players can also expect a port to Google Stadia in 2021.

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