Game developer Codemasters officially confirmed that upcoming racing game Dirt 5 has a free PlayStation 5 upgrade option.
Owners of the PlayStation 4 version of the game can easily upgrade to the PS5 version for free when they switch to the new-gen console. As previously announced, it will also support Xbox Smart Delivery system, which is the same upgrade when Xbox One owners change to Xbox Series X.
Players also get to race in a global scale. They can start in Brazil under the gaze of Christ the Redeemer then go across the mud and lush vegetation before a transition to the scorching Arizona desert. It then heads to a series of rugged wadi gorges in Morocco with a rock bouncer taking on a mountainous landscape in a challenging Path Finder event.
The game offers different kinds of vehicles from 900bhp sprint cars, to rock bouncers, pre runners all the way through to traditional and modern rally vehicles. There are 13 classes in total.
DIRT 5 features more game modes than any previous iteration, with unique challenges at every turn:
Landrush – Circuit-based, rough terrain with jolting jumps and technically challenging sections. Weather and track conditions change on-the-fly during the event to mix-up this pack race mode.
Rally Raid – Controlling machines built for extreme off-road, Rally Raid challenges are point to point with split routes, where drivers can grab some serious air.
Ice Breaker – As the name suggests, players battle short circuits that take place entirely on ice. Throttle control and precise drifting are crucial to master this mode.
Stampede – Hard, unforgiving natural landscape, built for rough-and-ready machines. The layout is unmarked with major undulations over mud and sand.
Path Finder – Another new game mode. Controlled speed and more strategy are the keys to success. Hardcore off-road terrain packed with steep jumps and rock-strewn paths.
Sprint – Amplified racing at its craziest. 900bhp, enormous wings and four different sized wheels. Left turns only on oval and circular tracks. One for the drifters.
Ultra Cross – Varied terrain and unpredictable circuit design. Classic rallycross amplified for the ultimate challenge
Codemasters Development Director Robert Karp stated:
The trailer gives players an insight into the world of DIRT 5 and the breadth of content and features that await them. But we still have a few things under wraps including a feature never seen before in the DIRT series. If racing fans want some of the roughest terrain, extreme weather and thrills at every corner, then DIRT 5 delivers all of this and more.
Dirt 5 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Oct. 9. PS5 and Xbox Series X will follow when the next-gen consoles gets released.