Precis som vi misstänkte här på siten i förrgår utannonserades Dirt 5 tidigare idag, utvecklat av före detta Evolution Studios (Motorstorm) och med vad som ser ut att vara en betydligt större fokus på lättsam, överdriven arkadracing. Tanken från Codemasters sida här är såklart att särskilja Dirt och Dirt Rally åt, som spelserier. Det ena enbart arkadracing-proppat med overklig låtsasracing på is, i djup lera och på premisser som tidigare gått att hitta i exempelvis Dirt: Showdown medan simulatorföljetongen Dirt Rally kommer att fortsätta att vara renodlat simulation. Det verkar i och med detta inte som att Dirt 5 ska innehålla rally, utan enbart baja, rallycross samt gymkhana. Nedan hittar du den första trailern samt lite debut-screens.
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As revealed during Microsoft's Inside Xbox show, Codemasters is delighted to announce DIRT 5, launching from October 2020 on Xbox Series X, PlayStation® 5, Windows PC (via Steam) and the current generation of Xbox and PlayStation consoles. A Google Stadia version will be released in early 2021. 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. DIRT 5 is more than relentless rallying, more than suspension-shaking jumps, more than hairpins and handbrakes. Join an energised world of off-road racing, and be part of a vibe that delivers big on epic action, pure expression, and unbridled style.
Bursting with modes, ways to play, and concepts never before seen in the series, DIRT 5 is an overload of amplified entertainment. Dive into the ambitious Career mode, which lets you choose your path to glory as you progress through an immersive journey. The narrative features a voice cast led by the legendary Troy Baker and Nolan North, partnered by the car culture heroes at Donut Media and more famous names from the automotive world. Make your unique mark and overcome all obstacles to ensure nobody ever forgets your name. Play together in Career and offline modes with split-screen for up to four players, making DIRT 5 the ultimate playground for you to throw down, trade paint and get really sideways with your friends, either online or on the couch. Looking for a fresh way to be playful on four wheels? Take the fun to a global scene, with traditional race events and innovative modes that'll have you hooning for miles and grinning from ear to ear. But that's far from all it when it comes to ways to play DIRT 5. Look out for the reveal of a new mode later this year - something you have never seen before from the DIRT franchise.
Travel the world to conquer over 70 routes from locations spanning the entire globe, that turn real landmarks into racetracks - from the frozen East River in New York, to the marble mines of Italy, to the Favelas of Brazil. Defy dynamic weather conditions, intimidating terrain and unpredictable elements in eight different race types, covering gravel, snow, mud, ice and more surfaces in between. Your ride of choice? Choose from a ferocious car roster that includes machines purpose-built for off-road dominance - and a few you'll be less used to seeing off the beaten track. Our first trailer gives you a first glimpse at what you'll take the wheel of, from extreme machines like the Ariel Nomad, to racing icons like the Lancia Stratos and modern off-road masters like the Citroen C3 R5.
Oh, and each car will be visually customisable through DIRT 5's nuanced livery editor, with more editing options than any previous DIRT game. Once you're done designing, snap your greatest moments with a dedicated Photo Mode, capturing ever jump, scrape and slide. It's all set in that amplified off-road world, dripping in style and giving license for you to express yourself, on and off the track. With a backdrop of infectious atmosphere and an unforgettable soundtrack, everything you do in DIRT 5 adds to the vibe. So, what will you bring to the table?
Launching on the new generation of consoles, as well as current-gen, DIRT 5 makes use of the groundbreaking technology coming to console gaming. With Xbox Series X, experience heightened graphical fidelity in a hyperreal world, optimised performance no matter the mode, and unparalleled load-times for constant action. With Xbox Smart Delivery, if you purchase the Xbox One version of DIRT 5, you'll receive the best version of it to your Xbox One, as usual. Then, if you decide to jump into the next generation with Xbox Series X, you will automatically receive the Xbox Series X optimized version of at no additional cost. Be the focus. Be recognised. Be the one to take iconic environments, dangerous terrain and incredible vehicles, and turn them into highlight-reel moments. That's what DIRT 5 is all about. Time to make it what you're all about, too.