After a debut on the Inside Xbox live stream, Codemasters has now officially announced DIRT 5.
It confirms what the publisher was teasing us with earlier in the week: a new title in the DIRT series, but something a little different from current title DiRT Rally 2.0. The new title promises to be a celebration off off-road racing in all its forms, set in an “amplified off-road world”.
Naturally, DIRT 5 features a wide range of purpose-built vehicles for playing in the mud. The trailer which you’ll be able to see at the end of the article includes rally Mustangs, Porsche 911s and even an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. There’s also Ariel Nomads, madcap Sprint Cars, and a few modern rally and rallycross cars like the Citroen C3.
You’ll be able to race on a number of tracks and routes from places around the world. One you’ve probably spotted in the images and trailer is New York’s East River, frozen over in the depths of winter. There’s similar themed spots, in China, Brazil, and Italy, with over 70 courses to master. Codemasters promises dynamic weather conditions, and mixed surfaces that include snow, ice, mud, gravel, and others.
DIRT 5 will also add a career mode. Exactly what this entails is under wraps at the moment, but Troy Baker and Nolan North — Sam and Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series — will be voicing the leading characters.
You’ll be able to customize your cars with a livery editor, which Codemasters says has more editing options that any prior DIRT title. Naturally there’s also a photo mode, to show off your designs.
In addition, DIRT 5 will support four-player split-screen. The official announcement post also reveal a brand new mode, never before seen in the DIRT franchise, which Codemasters is keeping under wraps for now.
When DIRT 5 launches in October, it’ll be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Enhanced PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will become available when the new consoles launch. There’s also a Google Stadia version planned for early 2021. While you wait, enjoy the official reveal trailer below.