The game was originally scheduled for release in Mid-October
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we heard about the new Playgrounds mode headed to Dirt 5. The crazy track builder was one of the new features added to the game that was due to launch on October 16. Sadly, as of this morning, developers Codemaster have confirmed that the game has been delayed once again.
Fortunately, it’s only a short delay this time, with the Standard Edition of the game now releasing on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 6. Players who purchase the digital-only Amplified Edition will still receive access to their copy three days earlier on November 3.
Our road trip just got a little bit longer. Thank you for being part of the journey with us. 🖐️ ❤️ pic.twitter.com/p5c8MDUfKo
— DIRT (@dirtgame) September 7, 2020
Codemasters confirmed that the game is still coming to both PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year, before launching on Google Stadia at some point in early 2021.
The team are clearly disappointed by the delay, despite it being less than a month, as in their statement they say:
“It sucks, we know. Seriously, we can’t thank everyone enough for your support and excitement around DIRT 5, even since its reveal back in May. The positive feedback we’ve received from hands-on preview sessions has blown us away, too. The start line is now a little further away, but it’s still very much in sight”
The delay has been implemented to ensure that the current-gen versions of Dirt 5 launch in a much closer time frame to its next-gen counterparts. Codemaster has also previously confirmed and then reiterated in today’s statement that players who purchase Dirt 5 on either PS4 or Xbox One will still gain access to the relevant next-gen version of the game, free of charge, on launch.
Players can expect new Dirt 5 information and videos between now and the November 6 launch date as in a separate tweet, the developers stated that “we’ll make sure to bring you loads more news and footage to keep you going to November.”