Larkspur, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2020) – Codemasters® today celebrates the launch of DIRT 5™ for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One and the Xbox One X, and PC. DIRT 5 is developed by the Codemasters Cheshire studio and offers a diverse mix of game modes from traditional racing across multiple terrains, arena creation through Playgrounds, and a host of multiplayer features including three party games. The ‘Out Now’ trailer can be viewed here
DIRT 5 delivers amplified racing across 70 routes, 10 locations and 13 vehicle classes. Players must master the likes of rally cars, rock bouncers, buggies, and more if they’re to prove themselves in the DIRT Series. The Career boasts the voice talents of gaming icons, Troy Baker and Nolan North, alongside Donut Media’s James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes, and cameos from the world of gaming and motorsport.
In the most ambitious DIRT title to date, Playgrounds allows players to create, share and discover custom arenas across three event types: Gate Crasher, Smash Attack and Gymkhana. Once verified by the creator, Playgrounds are available for anyone to download, and post their best scores to the global leaderboards.
“DIRT 5 is finally available, and we can’t wait to jump into the lobbies with our players,” said Robert Karp, DIRT 5 Development Director at Codemasters. “The team has done an incredible job, and there is so much variety. From Playgrounds to party modes to all-action racing, DIRT 5 gives racing fans so much of what they love and a whole lot more.”
DIRT 5 on Xbox Series X|S is available worldwide on Nov. 10. The PlayStation®5 version launches in North America, Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 12, and the rest of the world on Nov. 19. A Google Stadia version will launch in early 2021. The game supports Xbox Smart Delivery and PlayStation’s free upgrade* when players switch to an Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5.
* Discless consoles require a digital entitlement to upgrade
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Codemasters (AIM:CDM) is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high-quality racing games including DiRT, GRID, and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
In November 2019 Codemasters acquired Slightly Mad Studios, creators and developers of award-winning IP including the Project CARS franchise.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt which publish games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Sega, Square Enix, Warner Bros and many others. With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns seven game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.