Codemasters' signature dirt racing game, Dirt 5, will launch later this year. It's been a bumpy ride (pun intended) for the franchise in 2020, as Dirt 5's release date has been pushed back twice. However, it looks like we now have a firm date for the next game.
Originally, Dirt 5 was scheduled to launch on October 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. In early August, however, the Dirt team announced on social media that the release date would be pushed back a week to October 16, with early access to the game set to open October 13.
This planned release date, however, did not last long. On September 7, the Dirt team announced a second delay, pushing the release date to November 6 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. People who pre-ordered the Amplified Edition will receive early access to Dirt 5 starting November 3.
Dirt 5 will also be coming to the next generation of consoles. The latest installment in the franchise will be fully optimized for next-gen platforms, and Dirt 5 will, in effect, be a launch title for the Xbox Series X. The next-gen edition of Dirt 5 will be released on November 10 for the Xbox Series X. The PlayStation 5 version of Dirt 5 does not have a release date at this time.
A Google Stadia version of Dirt 5 will launch in 2021.