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DIRT 5 Launching October 9 for Current-Gen Consoles and PC – New Career Video Revealed

The latest DIRT 5 video is now live, featuring interviews with our voice-over cast of Troy Baker, Nolan North and Donut Media, as well as Dialogue Producer Olly Johnson, revealing how the game’s unique and engaging narrative was pieced together.

With our latest video comes the launch date of October 9 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. More pre-orders are also now live for DIRT 5; head to dirtgame.com/dirt5 and pick the platform of your choice for all the latest links and details.

Following October 9, DIRT 5 will also be launching on Xbox Series X and PlayStations, using the power of next-gen consoles to create an off-road racing game that’s truly groundbreaking – in more ways than one. Check out Xbox’s recent interview with Technical Director David Springate, for more information on the technical breakthroughs coming in DIRT 5’s next-gen launch.

We’re massively excited to confirm October 9 as the beginning of DIRT 5’s launch, alongside some new in-game screenshots and a special video, featuring some of the stars of DIRT 5’s amplified world of racing. With Career mode being our focus throughout June, we wanted to deliver you some insight on how the series’ most ambitious story ever is weaved into DIRT 5’s Career, through the voice acting work of industry stars Troy Baker and Nolan North, along with James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes from the off-the-wall car culture channel Donut Media.

Baker takes on the role of Alex ‘AJ’ Janicek, an icon of the DIRT World Series and fan favourite who becomes the player’s mentor. North, meanwhile, portrays Bruno Durand, the cold and calculated racer who’s hell-bent on dominating another racing series, by any means necessary. All the while, the Donut team host an in-game podcast that drives the story forward, with breaking news, major interviews and big-time pot-stirring on their audio show.

We caught up with all four of the crew, as well as our Dialogue Producer Olly Johnson, to get all details on the DIRT 5 recording sessions and how their work brings the Career mode to life. From the extensive background material created for the main characters, to the unique approach to recording and storytelling, to the instant chemistry of everyone involved, this video sheds light on how the dynamic and entertaining narrative of DIRT 5 that you’ll experience was put together.

This star-studded story sits in the franchise’s biggest Career mode to date, with 130 events, five chapters, nine event types, real-world sponsors, optional objectives, choice-driven progression and so much more. But don’t worry – we’ve got a full deep dive on Career that breaks it all down for you.

We’ve got plenty more features to reveal for DIRT 5 on our journey to launch, beginning from October 9 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, followed shortly by Xbox Series X and PS5, then Google Stadia in early 2021. Chat with with team and fellow fans by joining the game’s official Discord channel.

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