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Dirt 5 runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox Series X, gives 120 FPS option

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DiRT 5 (Image credit: Microsoft)

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Source: Codemasters (Image credit: Source: Codemasters)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
  • It features 12 teraflops of power compared to 9-10 for the PlayStation 5.
  • Dirt 5 will run at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second (FPS) on the machine.
  • There's also going to be a 120 FPS option.

According to a report by Windows Central's Matt Brown, the Dirt series is leaping into the next-generation, with the latest installment of its adrenaline-pumping racer headed to Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X console in early 2021. Developed by a new team within Codemasters, Dirt 5 seems like it's set to give us a truly thrilling off-road experience.

While the game is also coming to PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Google Stadia, it's unclear what the visual quality will be like given the fact that both platforms are noticeably weaker than the Xbox Series X. During an interview after the Inside Xbox show where Dirt 5 footage was revealed, one of the developers confirmed that the game was running at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second (FPS) on the machine. However, there's also going to be a 120 FPS option if you want it.

It's unclear if the game will run at 4K resolution on PS5 since the console is 2-3 teraflops less powerful than the Xbox Series X. Stadia can't stream more than 60 FPS at the moment and doesn't render the majority of games at 4K resolution so that takes it out of the running for the 120 FPS mode, unless Google launches the technology by early 2021. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

Codemasters also jumped on board the Smart Delivery program, enabling cross-generation upgrades for supported titles. For example, purchasing Dirt 5 secures a version across the Xbox One family, with a free upgraded copy for Xbox Series X.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • Dirt 5 did look very good.
  • Given the back and forth over which is better, PS5 or Xbox, and the relative advantages and disadvantages, I'm not actually expecting the PS5 differences to be as pronounced as the article suggests. And I'm not really particularly interested until DF steps up and gets their hands on both. As long as Xbox is no weaker than PS5, I'm happy.
  • Looks good, hopefully it will get a PC release