Codemasters have announced the release date of racing game Dirt 5 has been delayed by just over two weeks.
This latest installment in the long-running off-road racing series boasts a new story-driven Career mode where players take on the role of a talented rookie racer that has gained the attention of several notable veterans in the racing circuit.
This is the game’s second delay, having been delayed in August to October 16th. While the reason was not stated here, it is likely the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine orders are still disrupting production.
Anyone who preorders the Amplified Edition gets early access starting on October 13th. Dirt 5 also supports free upgrades to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when the game comes to next-gen consoles later this year.
The release date for DIRT 5 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC has now moved to November 6, 2020, with early access for Amplified Edition players starting on November 3. The game is still set to launch on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 later this year, followed by Google Stadia in early 2021.
It sucks, we know. Seriously, we can’t thank everyone enough for your support and excitement around DIRT 5, ever since its reveal back in May. The positive feedback we’ve received from hands-on preview sessions has blown us away, too. The start line is now a little further away, but it’s still very much in sight.
Don’t forget: anyone who owns DIRT 5 on current-gen consoles will still be entitled to the relevant next-gen optimised version, when it launches, free of charge.
More DIRT 5 news and brand new gameplay is coming your way between now and November. Get ready for first looks at new cars and locations, the final car list, more next-gen feature details, and a full reveal of DIRT 5’s multiplayer features. Stick around – we’re just getting started.
Again, thank you.”
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
DIRT 5 is the boldest off-road racing experience created by Codemasters. Blaze a trail on routes across the world, covering gravel, ice, snow and sand, with a roster of cars ranging from rally icons to trucks, to GT heroes. With a star-studded Career, four-player split-screen, innovative online modes, livery editor and more new features, DIRT 5 is the next generation of extreme racing.
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Whilst respecting the heritage and retaining the DNA of the franchise, DIRT 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of DIRT – bolder and braver than ever before. New features, new innovations and a fresh approach make DIRT 5 a hub of off-road racing, style and culture, where you can constantly create highlight-reel moments.
Blaze a Trail Across the Globe
Take a trip around the world to and race on over 70+ unique routes across 10 different global locations in stunning, dynamic environments. From racing on the frozen East River in New York, to under the Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, to shining by the Northern Lights at Norway, take on opponents, the terrain and extreme, everchanging conditions.
Push The Limits with Incredible Cars
Get behind the wheel of an eclectic and exciting roster of cars. Conquer the toughest of terrain with boulder-beating machines, take iconic rally cars to new locations, or feel the power of 900bhp sprint cars. Rallycross, GT, trophy trucks, buggies muscle cars complete the ultimate off-road garage.
Own the Spotlight in a Star-Studded Career
World-renowned voice talents Troy Baker and Nolan North head up the cast of DIRT 5’s story-driven Career mode. Under the tutelage of an icon, all eyes are on you to become the new star of an amplified world of off-road racing. Earn sponsorships and unique rewards, conquer all locations, and take on a fierce rival in our biggest ever Career.
Compete or Co-Operate in Off-Road Action
Local split-screen up to four players on offline modes, including Career, makes DIRT 5 the perfect couch multiplayer racing game as you battle for position with your friends. Online, throw down in curated race playlists for up to 12 players and compete in innovative objective-based modes.
Create and Capture with New Features
Capture your biggest jumps and best moves with a detailed Photo Mode, and show your creative flair with DIRT’s deepest-ever livery editor for all cars. Plus, more brand new features that allow all players to create and play in DIRT like never before.
Dirt 5 launches November 6th on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, 2020 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and early 2021 on Google Stadia.