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.

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