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Xbox Series X 'DiRT 5' gameplay brings off-road rally to next-gen

DiRT (Image credit: Codemasters)

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. Developed by a new team within Codemasters, a leading talent house in the racing space, DiRT 5 cranks up the off-road experience for the upcoming console cycle.

DiRT 5 received its unveiling at Microsoft's Xbox Series X showcase, a dedicated event providing the first glimpse of next-generation gameplay, with aid from third-party partners. Codemasters is among the initial wave of developers committed to next-generation upgrades, showcasing its first gameplay running on Xbox Series X hardware.

Codemasters also jumps onboard the Xbox Series X's Smart Delivery program, enabling cross-generation upgrades for supported titles. Purchasing DiRT 5 secures a version across the Xbox One family, with a free upgraded copy for Xbox Series X, pushing 4K resolution and enhanced visual fidelity.

Matt Brown is a senior editor at Future for Windows Central. Following six years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Xbox and Windows PCs. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.