DIRT 5: Codemasters showcases next-gen features

DIRT 5: Codemasters showcases next-gen features

Codemasters has revealed the PlayStation 5 features that DIRT 5 will benefit from.

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With tomorrow’s release of DIRT 5 and the PlayStation 5 being available from November 19 onwards, publisher Codemasters has published a video on the official DIRT channel that thematizes the next-gen features that DIRT 5 makes use of. The video also includes PS5 gameplay recordings.

DIRT 5 Technical Director David Springate starts with what for many players is the most important upgrade compared to the PlayStation 4: PS5 owners will be able to play the game with 120 fps. “That means that when you’re sliding, when you’re turning the camera, when you’re making adjustments, everything feels so much smoother.” Therefore, Springate promises more immersive and responsive gameplay with the PS5.

The Technical Director also talks about the new opportunities that the PlayStation 5 controller brings to the table. According to Springate, the adaptive triggers of the new controller create a whole new feeling while playing the game. “We can describe to the controller: how hard is this ground? How much resistance should your finger feel, as you’re driving across that surface? That makes it feel very much like no other racing game.”



Codemasters also makes good use of the sound hardware within the PlayStation 5. Springate mentions that any headphones that players plug into the controller will simulate 7.1 surround sound. In DIRT 5, speakers are positioned around every track. While the race goes on, they will play songs from the game’s soundtrack. With the sound improvements of the PS5, players will be able to hear the music going around them as they drive around the track. “It is a new experience for many games,” Springate says.

DIRT 5 will be released on November 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. With the releases of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the game will also be available on those platforms. Xbox and PlayStation players will be able to upgrade their game to next-gen for free.

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