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Time to Let Loose. 🖐


From Codemasters, DIRT 5 comes to PC, current-gen and next-gen consoles for Xbox and PlayStation this Autumn, and to Google Stadia in early 2021.


Sign up for news on DIRT 5 pre-orders and more: www.dirtgame.com/dirt5


DIRT 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of DiRT – bolder and braver than ever before. Travel the globe, tame the most incredible off-road machines with your friends, and be part of a vibe that delivers big on epic action, pure expression, and unbridled style.


Get your first taste of DIRT 5 in our announce trailer, all captured in-game, showcasing wheel-to-wheel action, stunning environments and a brand new take on amplified racing. 


Track: ‘Time to Dance (Sebastian Remix)’ by The Shoes


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Looks like they might actually be putting the "fun" back into the Dirt series. Now that Dirt Rally exists for the purists, time to let this one lean more into the simcade side of the spectrum. DiRT 2 was a blast.


EDIT: Downloading Dirt 4 from game pass to see if it's the one I one i didn't like. I get Dirt 4 and the first Dirt Rally confused.

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Dirt 5 feels more like a new MotorStorm than a new Dirt - and that's okay (Eurogamer)


Over the years Dirt has been many things - all-encompassing off-road driving experience, a hardcore rally simulator, a knockabout arcade racer - but Dirt 5 could well be the biggest departure yet. Made beyond the walls of Codemasters' Southam campus for the first time, it's being developed by the company's Cheshire studio, previously known as Codemasters Evo and of course before all that going under the Evolution banner. It should be no small surprise, then, that Dirt 5 often feels more like a new MotorStorm game than a new entry in Codemasters' long-running series. And really, that's no bad thing at all.


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Brand new, stunning global locations. An incredible variety of off-road machines. More ways to play than ever before. This is DIRT 5. Get ready to LET LOOSE.


Check out our official features trailer for DIRT 5, launching October 9 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam, followed by Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. DIRT 5 supports the FREE upgrade system for next-gen consoles, so grab the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and get the next-gen optimised version, free of charge. 


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  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to DiRT 5 (current gen - 16 October 2020, next gen - "later") - Information Thread, update: "Official Next-Gen Gameplay" trailer (Xbox Series S)
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A bleeding-edge Xbox Series X feature impresses, but it deserves a prettier game.



Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...



Dirt 5 unlocks 120Hz gaming on Xbox Series X, and you can see it in action right here. Codemasters built the game to take advantage of modern displays.



The rally racing series takes an arcade-sim turn in its next-gen debut. It's not the most impressive thing, but we've been playing it on Xbox Series X.



The rally racing series hits the Xbox Series X on console launch day, and you can see next-gen gameplay of Dirt 5 here.



Dirt 5 Xbox Series X Hands-On Preview - Feel The Power



We finally get our hands on a next-gen title running on next-gen hardware.



DIRT 5 has been optimized for the Xbox Series X and the result is pretty slick. It's a visually sharp racer rally fans will surely love.



DiRT 5 holds the distinct honour of being the first Xbox Series X optimised title that Stevivor’s been able to preview. Better yet, it follows a lengthy look at the racer via our Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super-powered PC.



With next-gen technology available for the first time, Codemasters have revealed how they will utilize it to shape the upcoming DIRT 5 game.


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  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to DiRT 5 (current gen - 16 October 2020, next gen - "later") - Information Thread, update: multiple Xbox Series X previews posted
1 hour ago, Xbob42 said:

In the videos posted in this thread I've seen October 9 as a release date, October 13 as an early release date, and then I go to Steam and the stupid fucking thing comes out next month? Way to fuck up your messaging, idiots.


If you get the AMPLIFIED EDITION you an play it 3 days earlier!

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  • Pikachu changed the title to DiRT 5 (06 November 2020) - Information Thread, update: multiple Xbox Series X previews posted
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Game Information

Game Title: DiRT 5


  • PC (Nov 6, 2020)
  • PlayStation 4 (Nov 6, 2020)
  • Xbox One (Nov 6, 2020)

Developer: Codemasters

Publisher:  Codemasters  
Review Aggregator

OpenCritic - 82 average - 88% recommended

Critic Reviews

Digital Chumps - 9.3 / 10

Dirt 5 is a breath of fresh air into the franchise. Bringing in new and relevant influencers from car culture into the game, and having a blast behind the wheel, it's a game for any gear head.

The Games Machine - Italian - 9.1 / 10

The fifth entry in the DIRT series is another brick in the wall of a franchise that delivers solid, accessible and brilliant arcade gameplay with gorgeous tech. Can't wait to see this on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

33bits - Spanish - 90 / 100

Codemasters returns to the fray with the new installment of the saga, entrusting it to experts in the field and giving a great result in its return to the arcade. Technically it borders on a high level, although it is not exempt from needing certain improvements that, some are promised from the company such as adding compatibility with steering wheels, and others we can only think that they will surely be because right now they contrast in a somewhat incomprehensible way such as the absence of driver in the vehicles or interior movement of the steering wheel in the relevant camera, but none that affects the playability and great control or ability to entertain. The fact that it is one of the titles that will have a free update for XBOX Series X and PlayStation 5 is an added value for users of the Sony or Microsoft platforms.

3DNews - Russian - 9 / 10

DiRT 5 is a powerful and entertaining racing essence.

Attack of the Fanboy - 4.5 / 5 stars

Even with an enhanced version on the horizon that includes 120 fps with the arrival of next generation consoles, Dirt 5 delivers a fantastic off-road racing experience full of content that will keep you busy not only on the track, but also off with the addition of the new Playgrounds arena editor. Considering there is a free upgrade to the next-gen version as well, there is no reason not to go ahead and pick this one up if you were at all interested, especially if you are a fan of the franchise.

BaziCenter - Persian - 9 / 10

If you are a fan of racing simulations, Dirt 5 may not be the best option for you, but as an arcade racing fan, Dirt 5 is one of the best choices you can have. The stunning visuals alone could be worth the price.

GameSpew - 9 / 10

DIRT 5 is one of the most joy-inducing racing games of this generation. Nothing quite compares to hurtling around a muddy track in an exotic locale, using the handbrake to get the back end out around sharp corners and trading paint with opponents as you fight for positions, all while navigating bumps and breath-taking jumps. The dirt being thrown up by tyres realistically accumulating on your vehicle until it’s a mess only adds to spectacle of it all. This is a showy game, but one that also has perfectly-honed physics, making it challenging but accessible to all. And while some of that magic is lost when you make your way into Playgrounds, the sheer creativity it offers is more than enough compensation.

GamingBolt - 9 / 10

Despite DiRT 5's boilerplate customization and being a tad too eager to punish its players at times, it exceeds as a true step forward for its genre in the ways that matter most.

God is a Geek - 9 / 10

Dirt 5 is an excellent rally racer offering plenty of race modes and car classes to choose from. The Career mode is engaging, and the presentation is gorgeous.

PSX Brasil - Portuguese - 90 / 100

Following today's racing game trends, DiRT 5 explores the best of speed in the style of the great games of this generation. The automotive experience seeks to bring the maximum fidelity both in models and in simulation of driving aligned to factors such as response to commands and a great soundtrack. Despite bringing many aspects from games like Forza Horizon, the developer shows evolution by producing its fifth title in the series confirming the authenticity of this speed franchise.

PlayStation LifeStyle - 9 / 10

DIRT 5 is the fun one in the DiRT family now – this is the racing game you boot up when you want to have a great time without really thinking about much else. It's funny, coming from the seriousness of DiRT 4, to see just how much has changed in three years. An irreverent style that features a campaign consisting of over 130 events, a promising arena creator that should provide countless hours of user-generated content, and four-player split screen all add up to a fun racing game that doesn't take itself too seriously and is more about simply having fun sliding your way to the finish line. A free PS5 upgrade down the line will ensure DIRT 5 stays on racers' minds for a while to come, as well. For those who want absolute realism and a focus on rally racing, DiRT Rally 2.0 is still your jam. For everyone else, there's DIRT 5.

Pure Playstation - 9 / 10

DIRT 5 is a brilliant racer and that provides an early taste of next-gen, at least on PS4 Pro. The gameplay is great arcadey fun, and there's depth to the single-player mode that gets much deeper with the player creation kit in Playgrounds.

Dirt 5 blurs the lines between current and next-gen with DIRT 5. It's ahead of the game and perhaps one of the best racers of this console generation, and if you're left playing on the older machines this side of Christmas, you shouldn't feel too hard done by - you're still getting an exceptional racer.

ThisGenGaming - 9 / 10

I have to say that DIRT 5 is a must play for any fan of fun arcade racing games. Those are the types of racing games I enjoy the most as I don’t get near as much fun out of simulation types. DIRT 5 reminds me of games like Motorstorm where you’re just racing through colorful off-road environments, kicking up dirt, and going off jumps. It’s not the prettiest racing game of this generation but with a wide variety of modes to play, plenty of cars to take control of, and a great audio package DIRT 5 has just about everything that a fun-loving racing fan could ask for.

WayTooManyGames - 9 / 10

DIRT 5 might have some small issues, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love it. I really liked its arcade-friendly approach and overall goofier vibe. It is loud, colorful, in-your-face, and accessible, without ever forgetting about its skill-focused roots, letting veterans tinker the gameplay to their liking.

Wccftech - 9 / 10

DIRT 5 offers a new path for the DIRT series and treads it brilliantly. The core numbered titles have always been slightly more arcade, but this takes it to a whole other level and is fantastic because of this move. This is an incredibly approachable and varied racing game that takes you on a tour of several racing styles in far-flung places across the globe. With every new console generation comes a new generation of racing games, DIRT 5 is that game. It looks fantastic, it's incredibly fun and it's polished to a great level and is arguably the best game to come out of Codemasters.

COGconnected - 89 / 100

If you’ve been itching to get back in the driver’s seat, DIRT 5 is what the doctor ordered. Despite a lackluster career mode that fails in both connecting to the player and building tension, DIRT 5 succeeds where it matters most. Driving. This is the best representation of off-road vehicular shenanigans I’ve ever had the joy of playing. Mastering my skillset and conquering each course was as fun as any racing game over the last five years – I attribute much of this to each class of car being as certifiably entertaining as the last. It isn’t often I find this to be the case. It won’t replace Forza, and it won’t replace Gran Turismo, but it doesn’t need to.

Generación Xbox - Spanish - 8.9 / 10

DIRT 5 takes off-road racing to another level. The game is 100% recommended, and comes with Smart Delivery to enjoy it on Xbox Series too.

Bazimag - Persian - 8.8 / 10

DiRT 5 by returning to its roots and offering a fun and arcade-y gameplay has presented us with a beautiful and valuable package that we needed so badly in the world of racing games.

Gert Lush Gaming - 8.8 / 10

Dirt 5 could be the definitive arcade racer. It cuts out all the tweaking and modifications to the vehicles and lets you just spray a car how you want and jump straight in!

Heavy - 8.8 / 10

All in all, DiRT 5 excels as an arcade racer that feels like a natural evolution of DiRT 3 and DiRT: Showdown.

MondoXbox - Italian - 8.8 / 10

DIRT 5 refreshes the arcade rally series with a challenging and very engaging racer. An high variety of modes and tracks coupled with a dynamic weather system make it the game to play for all lovers of off-road racing.

Critical Hit - 8.5 / 10

Dirt 5 doesn't come screaming around the corner as a definitive next-gen spectacle, but it's still pure racing junk food with a confident swagger that I'm happy to gorge on any day of the week. It's a V8 hooligan with a devil may care attitude, familiar to wrap your thumbs around, and a fantastic distraction when you're looking to get some mud on your face.

Cultured Vultures - 8.5 / 10

Although Dirt 5 is very different from previous entries in the series, it's still a great racer that embraces its arcade approach with a vibrant art style, fun game modes, and joyful gameplay.

Demon Gaming - 8.5 / 10

DiRT 5 is a mix of arcade-style racer and racing simulation. While the driving isn’t as stiff as typical racing sims, it doesn’t require careful manipulation around corners and also while stuck in a pack of vehicles.

Gamefa - Persian - 8.5 / 10

There is no need to discuss too much about this game and it's just enough to say as a Racing game, Dirt 5 is definitely one of the best of 2020. If you are a fan of racing games,  either you love Dirt series or not, do not hesitate to try the newest installment of Codemasters beloved racing series, Dirt 5.

Nexus Hub - 8.5 / 10

DIRT 5 delivers Codemasters' most refined and downright entertaining arcade rally racer yet. It boasts gorgeous visuals, solid gameplay with tight controls, a terrific dynamic weather system, and some lively commentary from Baker and North.

Noisy Pixel - 8.5 / 10

Dirt 5 provides a more approachable racer that acts as a decent successor to Dirt 4 and Dirt Rally while taking on the series in a few different ways. Diehard series fans might miss some of the more simulation aspects from the series, but Codemasters definitely found a healthy balance of the two offerings. Sure, you might not be blown away by the graphics, but you won’t go wrong adding this fun racer to you next-gen launch catalog.

RedTieGuy - 8.5 / 10

Dirt 5 is an entry into the gen generation that you won’t want to miss

TechRaptor - 8.5 / 10

Dirt 5 is an excellent racing game that manages to combine impressive visuals with exhilarating racing.

Vamers - 85 / 100

Dirt 5 is genuinely a pretty game. From its incredibly smooth framerates, through to its detailed and intense 4K visuals; complemented by bright beautiful colours and a simple approach to racing and vehicles; all makes Dirt 5 truly feels like a game coming to the latest and greatest hardware. The game looks way better in person than it does on YouTube too, and plays incredibly well. In time, the game can be upgraded with a whole bunch of new customisable options, and eventually, patched to enhance performance even more. It is honestly a great and fun game that encourages quick plug-and-play gaming more so than most single players titles, and is well worth it for any fan of arcade racing or the Dirt franchise.

Lords Of Gaming - 8.4 / 10

Overall, Dirt 5 is a well-thought-out off-road package that is built upon a successful foundation. Satisfying driving, robust physics, and weather effects remain core to the experience and content is aplenty. The game’s playground mode is a wonderful addition that will help spark its players’ creative juices. While Dirt 5’s graphics and effects are impressive, it does have technical issues like pop-ins and weird audio bugs. A day-one patch and GPU driver optimization should address these issues. All in all, Dirt 5 continues the trend of Codemaster’s already impressive racing pedigree.

Spaziogames - Italian - 8.4 / 10

Dirt 5 is a real showcase of what the next-generation can do. It's also the best chapter of the series, with a brand new campaign and a lot of contents.

XboxEra - 8.4 / 10

It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s spectacular. Do we truly need more from an arcade racer?

Gamer's Palace - German - 83 / 100

DIRT 5 brings you a lot of fun - as a very diverse arcade racing, it's nothing of the simulation DIRT 4 partly was. DIRT 5 is a bit unfinished at times though, with a lot of tearing on Xbox One X and the career mode also seems lukewarm.

PowerUp! - 8.3 / 10

Overall, Dirt 5 is a great racing game, packed full of things to do and with so much variety you're unlikely to get bored quickly or even in the long run

DualShockers - 8 / 10

Fasten your seat belt for a festival of drifts in mud, ice, water, and every other rough surface that you can imagine in Dirt 5.

FingerGuns - 8 / 10

Dirt 5 feels like a game designed for the new generation of consoles, but there’s still plenty here for those not upgrading in the short-term. Whilst it has some technical issues and frustrating AI, the driving is as solid as ever, Playgrounds is a great new addition and there are some genuinely stunning moments to be experienced. It’s one of the best rally games in recent memory and I can’t wait to try it on a new platform.

GamePitt - 8 / 10

Dirt 5 is a great arcade racer without all the depth of Dirt 4 or Dirt Rally. If you’re looking for a fast-paced racing game which you can play with friends locally, online with people, or on your own to pass the time, I guarantee you’ll love what this game has to offer. I was a little upset that there’s no detailed customisation outside of the visual aspect, but if you go into the game knowing that it’s more pick-up-and-play rather than tweaking and customising, then it shouldn’t bother you too much.

GameSkinny - 8 / 10 stars

Dirt 5 continues Codemaster's tradition of creating some of the finest racing games around that have neither the words "Gran," "Forza," or "Speed" in the title

Gamer Escape - 8 / 10

If you’re already a fan of the Dirt franchise, there’s little to take issue with here – jump right in. If you’re a racing fan who’s new to the series, though, I can definitely say Dirt 5 is worth a look.

Glitched Africa - 8 / 10

DiRT 5 is fun. While it lacks the depth of past games, I thoroughly enjoyed the arcade approach. One can just jump in, play a race and go back to watching Netflix or something. It is not overly complicated by any means. Just a fun content-packed racing game for the masses.

Hey Poor Player - 4 / 5

Dirt 5 is that one friend you love to go out drinking with. It’s brash, bold, and it’s a lot of fun. It’s got a bunch of awesome tracks and a dynamic weather system that works really well, and then the Playgrounds mode injects much-needed longevity into a game that might become stale after 20-30 hours or so.

However, if you’re looking for a racing experience where detail, precision, and tinkering is important to then Dirt 5 isn’t for you. But if it is, you’ll have a blast.

Hobby Consolas - Spanish - 80 / 100

Dirt 5 it's a fun and entertaining arcade racer that had born between two generations and, while we're waiting to see the PS5 & Xbox Series X version, that's something that you can feel. It's fun, made for everyone and with a ton of content, but there are problems with textures, mantaining the 60 fps in performance mode and long loading times.

PC Invasion - 8 / 10

With beautiful visuals, excellent controls, and a ton of content, Dirt 5 has a lot to offer players, especially with how lenient and easy-going the game's structure is.

PCGamesN - 8 / 10

A series of playsets to Forza Horizon's big open toybox. A fun and flashy arcade racer that's easy to pick up and play, but much, much harder to put down again.

Push Square - 8 / 10

DIRT 5 sees the franchise drift back to an arcadey experience, and it's a great success. Despite some technical issues here and there, this is a rock solid off-road racing game from top to bottom. Brilliant handling, festival-style presentation, and a wide variety of ways to play make this one of 2020's standout racing games. If you've missed the showy style of DIRTs 2 and 3, you're in for a treat.

SECTOR.sk - Slovak - 8 / 10

DIRT 5 is a game with identity crisis. It reminds me of Motorstorm more than DiRT. But it's still pretty good.

Saving Content - 4 / 5 stars

Performance issues and bugs plague what would otherwise be a tremendous game on PC. This is a beautiful game, worts and all, presenting a complex use of particle effects, ultra high textures, and active scenery to tantalize. DIRT 5 is a combination of many styles and disciplines in all things off-road, offering something for everyone. It’s an incredibly social game, too, begging to be played with friends near or far. This is very easily the best parts of DiRT 2 and DiRT 3, which adds up to DIRT 5 — that’s just math. Codemasters puts fun first, an intrinsic element of all racers, with DIRT 5 excelling at that amid its accessible gameplay and gorgeous graphics.

Stevivor - 8 / 10

At the end of the day and despite its flaws, DiRT 5 is fun; a lot of fun, in fact. Even after churning through hours of races, enduring near constant game crashes and even being deprived of that rocking soundtrack, I still had a blast. If you’re after a fun little splash around in the mud while listening to some excellent pop punk and rock, then you’ll love what’s on offer here. If the Forza Horizon games are the festival of speed, then surely DiRT 5 is the festival of fun.

The Digital Fix - 8 / 10

Dirt 5 immediately feels like a classic off-road romp of explosive proportions. Customisation options fizzled too soon for my taste, but this is still a solid title for any arcade-sim race fan.

TheReviewGeek - 8 / 10

Problems aside, I would go so far as to say Dirt 5 isn’t a racing sim at all, more its own unique special blend of racer. It takes the best elements of both arcade and simulation racing, throws them into a blender and whizzes them around until they’ve become something else entirely.

Twinfinite - 4 / 5

That lack of challenge and sense of progression won’t be for everyone, and might even put off Dirt veterans, but Dirt 5’s a varied and beautiful racing game that’s a blast from event number one.

VG247 - 4 / 5 stars

I’m a big fan of Dirt 5. It’s not going to garner the praise of a Gran Turismo or a Forza, but it’s exactly the kind of game I was after. It’s fun, easy to get into, full of variety, looks pretty, and features cars that slide beautifully around corners. Dirt 5 is a feel-good game at feel-bad time, which is about the best time for it to exist.

Worth Playing - 8 / 10

Dirt 5 maintains the tradition of being a solid racing title. The campaign is quite deep thanks to the various events and tracks you can choose from, while the inclusion of local multiplayer for just about every mode gives it a huge advantage over almost every other non-kart racing game on the PC platform. The title requires some pretty beefy hardware and other software to make the game shine, and there are still a few things that need patching, but as a whole, arcade racing fans who aren't looking for a bevy of top-of-the-line sports cars will get a kick out of Dirt 5.

ZTGD - 8 / 10

DiRT 5 feels like a game that is built to showcase new hardware. Still, if players stick with the frame rate mode it works just fine on the last generation as well. I cannot wait to dig in once I get my Series X, but even on One X this game is truly a looker. The game play feels fantastic, it just feels like a game that will showcase better on more powerful hardware.

Flickering Myth - 7.5 / 10

It may not reinvent the (steering) wheel, but Dirt 5 dishes up traditional racing thrills with a deft sense of fun.

Handsome Phantom - 7.5 / 10

All in all, Dirt 5 is a quality racing game.

Press Start - 7.5 / 10

Dirt 5 isn't at all the game I thought it would be. Far from a clinical rally sim, what it is is a simple, fun off-road racer that has a big personality. While it doesn't dive too deep underneath the hood, it still tears up a huge number of tracks across a great number of race types-it does more than enough to keep players firmly in the driver's seat.

Sports Gamers Online - 7.5 / 10

Dirt 5 is a fun game no matter what type of racing you’re into. Even though it leans more to the arcade side of things, there’s enough here that should keep all race fans entertained for a while.

Game Debate - 7 / 10

Overall, when the game runs it runs great, but you'll be let down more often than not. And it's a real shame because it is a very enjoyable game to play... again though, when it works. I'm sure the developers will patch it a few times before it gets fixed as the random freezing and crashes is what causes the most problems, especially when playing online. But I will be keeping up to date in the comments if it becomes more playable without a mass of bugs and glitches.

GameSpot - 7 / 10

Dirt 5 adopts the arcade sensibilities of the series' past, but its frenetic action is dampened somewhat by an uninspired handling model.

Kakuchopurei - 70 / 100

Even if you're burned out by simulations like Project CARS 3 (a pretty inferior sequel, to be frank), you should give DIRT 5 a chance if you aim for a simple arcade racing game with great-looking frills, noteworthy challenges, and a straightforward path.

Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10

Loud, brash, brightly coloured tracks with a rousing selection of cars and racing styles in a game that's much more about fun than serious simulation.

PlayStation Universe - 7 / 10

Difficult to love due to some glaring racing game omissions and zero innovation, DIRT 5 nevertheless entertains with its simplistic arcade handling, fine circuit designs and some delightful visual treats.

IGN Middle East - Arabic - 6.8 / 10

Dirt 5 is currently unplayable after 1.03 update so I don’t recommend buying it now, however, when that's out of the picture there’s a fun arcade experience to be had with amazing graphics but not so much for the reality sim seekers who will find even the sound effects disappointing along with a shy amount of content.

Hardcore Gamer - 3 / 5

DIRT 5 is a new terrain for Codemasters and it's hard to say that it follows in the line of the previous series.

PC Gamer - 60 / 100

Arcade offroad racing of the like we've played four times previously.

Rocket Chainsaw - 3 / 5 stars

DiRT 5 is a mixed bag at launch. With the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 just days away, it’s evident that this game was designed for the next generation

Eurogamer - No Recommendation / Blank

A new studio in charge sees Dirt retain some of its old swagger in a fun, frequently beautiful but occasionally hollow arcade racer.

Operation Sports - Unscored

Dirt 5 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Google Stadia. As I mentioned before, if a next-gen upgrade is a concern, Codemasters has you covered. Owning an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 with a disc drive will mean that you can redeem your free next-gen upgrade, whether you purchase Dirt 5 physically or digitally for current-gen consoles. If you purchased the game digitally, your new console will automatically receive this information and make the next-gen version available to you. If you purchased Dirt 5 on disc, insert the disc and follow the platform's instructions to get the optimized version.

TheSixthAxis - Unscored

DIRT 5 strips away the more serious elements of the franchise and puts all its eggs in one, arcade cabinet shaped, basket. At times a riot, in other areas a little repetitive and lacking in finesse, it nevertheless delivers on the concept of an adrenaline-fueled off-road racer. It's a game that makes you sit forward in your seat and savour the joys of jumping a Dakar Rally Peugeot 3008 over a ravine.

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  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to DiRT 5 (06 November 2020) - Information Thread, update: reviews from OpenCritic posted

Pre-loaded. I'm a sucker for offroad racing games. I have been playing The Crew 2 and am baffled that they built an entire country and have ZERO offroad races. Rally Raid against a ghost and small Rallycross tracks don't count. 


The Rallycross races are actually really fun, but short and on special tracks. No sprints through the Grand Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone. No hill climbs in the Rockies. It amazes me how they missed the mark so badly in that dept. 


The Forza Horizon games have been the benchmark for good arcade offroad racing for a few years now, but even those are starting to get played out.


Pretty excited for what looks to be a spiritual Motorstorm successor.

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- Only covering 'next-gen' versions. PS5 Series S|X
- "Bug" in SDR mode which may make PS5 look darker, developers are looking into it.
- Game has 3 modes. Image Quality Mode, Resolution Mode, Performance Mode.

- Image Quality Mode
- Focused on boosting world detail.
- Higher rez shadow, AO, draw distance.
- All versions target 4K but w/ dynamic scaling. 1440p to 4K
- Series S tops out at 1440p but mostly 1080p or below.
- PS5 has higher average resolution and texture filtering.
- Targets 60 FPS and PS5|Series X mostly deliver.
- Both tear a bit, VRR solves Xbox issue.
- Series S the worst of the 3 but not that bad.

- Resolution Mode
- Targets 4K and sticks close to it most often.
- Series S still mostly sticks to 1080p range.
- Details like AO, Shadows etc lower than Image Quality mode.
- Series S has other cut backs like grass levels.
- All 3 consoles give the best performance in this mode. Very stable with very minor slowdown.
- Series S is the slowest of the 3, but very minor difference.

- Frame Rate / Performance Mode
- Targets 120hz w/ dynamic scaling.
- 900p to 1440p avg on PS5/Series X
- Series S as low as 570p.
- Detail level on PS5 is significantly higher than both Xbox versions in this mode
- Cars detail, geometric detail, grass, tessellation, environmental geometry takes a big hit on Xbox consoles.
- DF theorizes this is likely a bug. They have been told the developers are looking into it.
- Feels very very smooth. Series S fares the worst of the 3, but again not by that much.
- 120hz mode is very smooth by and large, PS5 has performance dips on a specific type of track.
- XB Series X feels the smoothest here additionally thanks to VRR

The 120hz 'bug'

i-e significantly pared back levels of detail in the environment, cars and geometry on the Series S|X versions.





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