Codemasters has announced that DIRT 5 launches on October 9, 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Steam digital platform. It will later follow on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 sometime thereafter, as well as the Google Stadia streaming service in early 2021.
Today’s brand-new trailer for DIRT 5 highlights the Career Mode, featuring five chapters spanning over 130 events across nine race types and various “Throwdown” challenges. During the campaign, players will meet superstar Alex ‘AJ’ Janiček and Bruno Durand, a veteran who quickly becomes the antagonist you’ll be forced to takedown. The rivalry between both drivers gives you the opportunity to make your mark and build a legacy in the sport of off-road rally racing.
AJ and Bruno are voiced by the iconic Troy Baker and Nolan North, respectively, whilst the Career mode is tied together with the assistance of James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes from Donut Media. In addition, the DIRT Podcast will feature several names, including current W Series World Champion, Jamie Chadwick and popular YouTuber TheSLAPTrain.
“DIRT 5’s Career underpins the entire experience and delivers a deeply immersive playground with player choice very much at the heart of it,” said Robert Karp, DIRT 5 Development Director at Codemasters. “The addition of Troy, Nolan and Donut Media has created a living, breathing world and one where the player wants to belong and compete. Whether they can rise to the Main Event and Throwdown challenges remains to be seen.”
Career Mode gives players multiple paths to follow as they participate in the events of their choosing. The better you perform out on the track, the more Stamps you’ll earn. These are used to unlock the Main Event, a highly compeititve final challenge that’s all about standing in the player’s way before proceeding to the next chapter. You’ll also be given the opportunity to compete in “Throwdown” events, which once unlocked, will task you in a one-on-one challenge against a fierce, renowned competitor.
DIRT 5 takes players across the globe, from the frozen East River in New York and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the marble mines of Italy and thrilling remote areas in Greece, Norway and China. Along your journey, discover real-world global brands awaiting to sign fresh talent in sponsorship deals. Team up and unlock various in-game rewards based on performance and reputation rank.
Career Mode also supports couch-play for up to four players. The option is available across all multi-car challenges with additional drivers replacing Al-controlled vehicles. Whoever finishes the highest will count towards the player’s career, which makes it a great way to earn Stamps and help players progress.