Another next-gen game is up for pre-order: Dirt 5, the off-road racing game developed by Codemasters. Dirt 5 will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9, 2020 along with PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year; it’ll also release on Stadia in early 2021. The game was first shown off in Microsoft’s May Inside Xbox presentation.
Dirt 5 supports Xbox Smart Delivery, which means you can pre-order the game now on Xbox One and it’ll automatically be available to you on Series X for free. No such service has been announced for PS5 yet, so if you’re hoping to play on that platform, you may want to hold off. However, the PS4 version is still up for pre-order if you want to play at launch.
Dirt 5 promises to be “bolder and braver than ever before,” with new modes, ways to play, and never-before-seen concepts for the series, according to Codemasters. We haven’t seen too much of the game yet, but we know it’ll have a career mode that’ll take you on an immerse journey as you build a successful racing career. The voice cast is led by Troy Baker (Joel in The Last of Us) and Nolan North (Drake in Uncharted), who act as your mentors in career mode to give you advice on sponsorship deals, racing strategies, and more. The career mode is a choice-driven campaign that shifts based on the choices you make in-between races. Dirt 5’s career and offline modes can also be played split-screen for up to four players.
In Dirt 5, you’ll truly travel the world as the game features over 70 routes spanning the entire globe, from the frozen East River in New York to the marble mines of Italy and favelas of Brazil, according to Codemasters. Terrain and dynamic weather conditions will affect your races, including gravel, snow, ice, and more. And of course, there’s a large car roster to choose from, with more editing and customization options than any previous Dirt game.
Below, we’ve rounded up the pre-order bonuses and editions that have been announced for Dirt 5 including pricing and where to buy it. We’ll include more information about the game and add more pre-order links as they become available.
Dirt 5 pre-order bonuses
According to Steam’s Dirt 5 pre-order listing, securing your copy early will get you the Ford F-150 Raptor PreRunner by Deberti design. This doesn’t appear on other listings yet but will likely be a general pre-order bonus for the game. It’s available with any version of the game.
Dirt 5’s standard edition, which includes the base game and any pre-order bonuses, is available to pre-order now for $60. There’s also a 10% discount on Steam for players of previous Dirt titles on that platform.
Xbox One / Series X
Dirt 5 will have a digital deluxe edition as well, titled the Amplified edition. So far, it’s only available to pre-order on Steam, but we expect to see it on other digital stores like Xbox Live and PSN soon enough. The Dirt 5 Amplified edition unlocks three days early access to the game with three ready-to-race cars available in your garage right away: the Ariel Nomad Tactical, Audi TT Safari, and VW Beetle Rallycross. Amplified edition purchasers also start off with three-player sponsors with fresh objectives, rewards, and liveries, and you’ll also have exclusive access to “content for features yet to be revealed” along with currency and XP boosts. The edition also includes access to all post-launch additions to the game. You can see an overview of everything it includes below and pre-order now on Steam.
- Base game with pre-order bonus
- Three ready-to-race cars at launch
- Three-player sponsors with fresh objective, rewards, and liveries
- Exclusive access to upcoming features
- Currency and XP boosts
- Access to every post-launch addition, including a minimium of 12 new cars, 60 new Career events, new player sponsors, and more
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