Codemasters has announced that it has delayed the release date of Dirt 5 by a few weeks, from Oct. 16 to Nov. 6. The studio didn’t specify the exact reason for the delay, however. Those who purchase the “Amplified Edition” of Dirt 5 will be able to play the game early on Nov. 3 through its early access perk.
Dirt 5 is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on that November release date. The Google Stadia version is slated to release in early 2021. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game are still on track for a 2020 release later.
Furthermore, players who purchase either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions will receive the corresponding next-generation upgrade for free. According to Codemasters developer Rob Karp, PlayStation 5 has the option of running Dirt 5 at 120 FPS. The game features a campaign, as well as split-screen and online multiplayer.
Our road trip just got a little bit longer. Thank you for being part of the journey with us. 🖐️ ❤️ pic.twitter.com/p5c8MDUfKo
— DIRT (@dirtgame) September 7, 2020
Codemasters states that more news and gameplay footage will follow up until its November release. These details will include new cars and locations, additional next-gen features and multiplayer functions, and the final list of cars.
Check out The Escapist’s preview of Dirt 5‘s Playgrounds mode. Mark Delaney said that “modes like Playgrounds appeal to a much wider base, a la Forza Horizon‘s open world or its Lego DLC. In that way, Playgrounds makes for a wonderful ramp for the series’s future.”