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Codemasters reveals the release date for Dirt 5, unveils new trailer

Codemasters has just revealed the release date for its latest racing game, Dirt 5. According to the team, its new high-octane off-road racing game will come out on the PC on October 9th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has also released a new trailer that you can find below.

This trailer focuses on the game’s Career Mode (which Codemasters has already detailed). The game will have five chapters, over 130 events across nine race types and Throwdown challenges.

DIRT 5’s Career mode focuses on the highly successful ‘DIRT Series’: a global racing event across various disciplines, featuring the world’s greatest off-road racers. The player starts their fledgling career going up against an established field. The line-up includes superstar and fan favourite, Alex ‘AJ’ Jani?ek and Bruno Durand, a veteran who quickly becomes the game’s antagonist.

DIRT 5 features a star-studded cast with the biggest names from gaming and motorsport culture. Troy Baker (AJ) and Nolan North (Bruno) voice the main characters. The career is tied together with the help of James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes. The entire story comes to life via the ‘DIRT Podcast by Donut Media’ featuring special guests including current W Series World Champion, Jamie Chadwick and YouTube star, SLAPTrain.

Dirt 5 Release Date Announcement Trailer

DIRT 5 | Career Mode Insight feat. Troy Baker, Nolan North | Xbox Series X, PS5, PC

Career mode will have five chapters, offering multiple paths and allowing players to choose the events they wish to play. The higher the finish, the more Stamps the player earns, which are needed to unlock the Main Event. The highly competitive final challenge is all that’s standing in the player’s way to proceed to the next chapter. Also dotted throughout are one-off Throwdown challenges. Once unlocked, players face the ultimate one-on-one challenge against a fierce competitor from the world circuit.

The world tour will also take players across the globe from the US to China and beyond. With real-world global brands waiting to sign fresh talent, there are plenty of in-game rewards on offer based on performance and reputation rank. DIRT 5’s Career also allows for couch-play support for up to four players. This option is available for all multi-car challenges with additional drivers replacing Al-controlled vehicles. With the highest finishing position counting towards the player’s career, it’s a great way to boost Stamps and help players progress.

Robert Karp, DIRT 5 Development Director at Codemasters, said:

“DIRT 5’s Career underpins the entire experience and delivers a deeply immersive playground with player choice very much at the heart of it. The addition of Troy, Nolan and Donut Media has created a living, breathing world. Whether they can rise to the Main Event and Throwdown challenges remains to be seen.”