The developers from the studio Codemasters announced the delay of their arcade racing title DIRT 5. The game will now be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 6, not October 16. Buyers of the Amplified Edition will receive the game three days early on November 3rd.
At the same time, the authors noted that on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 the game will still be released later this year, and will reach Google Stadia in early 2021. As a reminder, owners of DIRT 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will receive a free upgrade to next-gen versions.
Here’s what the developers said on their official Twitter account:
The release date for DIRT 5 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC has now moved to November 6, 2020, with early access for Amplified Edition players starting on November 3.
The game is still set to launch on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 later this year, followed by Google Stadia in early 2021.
It sucks, we know. Seriously, we can’t thank everyone enough for your support and excitement around DIRT S, ever since its reveal back in May. The positive feedback we’ve received from hands-on preview sessions has blown us away, too. The start line is now a little further away, but it’s still very much in sight.
Don’t forget: anyone who owns DIRT 5 on current-gen consoles will still be entitled to the
relevant next-gen optimized version, when it launches, free of charge.
More DIRT 5 news and brand new gameplay is coming your way between now and November. Get ready for first looks at new cars and locations, the final car list, more next-gen feature details, and a full reveal of DIRT 5’s multiplayer features. Stick around – we’re just getting started. Again, thank you.
Our road trip just got a little bit longer. Thank you for being part of the journey with us. ?️ ❤️ pic.twitter.com/p5c8MDUfKo
— DIRT (@dirtgame) September 7, 2020
This is the second delay of DIRT 5. Previously, the release of the game was postponed for a week.