It's hard to imagine that this is the same Codemasters that left GRID hanging on the vine to die. Dirt 5 does sound like it will be great, but I wonder if there will be generational cross-play (PS4/PS5 or XB1/XSX/XSS ) on that console makers servers?
Found this information from a Q&A with Codies...
Is there any chance of crossplay for DiRT 5? If not, what's the reason behind not allowing it?
RK: We have cross-generational play in DiRT 5, so Xbox Series X will be able to play against Xbox One. The same is true for PlayStation, so PlayStation 4 vs PlayStation 5. As for PlayStation vs Xbox, it's not so much a case of not allowing it - it's the extra work needed to make it happen and make it work. It's something we'd like to do but it's not going to be in for launch.
Actually sounds possibly addicting, all depends on how the vampire infects other cars.
I assume you have to chase them down, but hope you’d have to be door to door not just “close enough” behind.
Also hope there’s a diversion for “campers” that just sit and wait, assuming Vampire mode will be circuit based not just rally stage.