Dirt 5 Shifts into High Gear on Xbox Series X

Published: May 7, 2020 11:14 AM /


Dirt 5

Codemasters has returned again with a brand new title in the Dirt series, the aptly named Dirt 5, at the Inside Xbox showcase. 

The new racer featured tons of on and off-road action, with stunning visuals and showcasing a variety of vistas and track outlines, from sunset-sea towns to late night drives, all powered by the smooth framerate of the Xbox Series X.

Dirt 5 also showed off multiple vehicles players can take the wheel in, including off-road buggies, compact cars and standard stock racing cars. Sprint carts are also featured prominently, large buggy machines with multiple wheels that tout high drifting capabilities and perfect for sharp turns on the track. 

Much of the trailer focused heavily on hardcore racing action, complete with sharp turns, bone-crunching crashes and tons of off-road action through well-travelled dirt paths. Developer Robert Carp noted that each of the tracks are modelled after real-world locations, including New York, Norway, Arizona and Italy. The wide-range of tracks is designed to be dynamic and colorful, and in several gameplay modes can be customized, including time of day, weather and more. 

Features include a standard career mode, arcade and events modes and a surprising new addition in the form of four-player split-screen co-op. Split screen co-op is a feature that is beginning to come back in style for mainstream gaming, and is a welcome addition to Dirt 5. The career mode will be focusing on real-world sponsors, and will feature a voice cast of characters, including popular voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North. Both men are featured in prominent roles for Dirt 5, with Baker being your mentor, and North the primary antagonist. 

Dirt 5 is slated to be released for the Xbox Series X and Xbox One sometime in the future, and will be using the smart delivery technology to ensure only one copy is purchased for the Xbox system of families. 

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