Dirt 5, which was announced during Microsoft’s first Xbox 20/20 presentation, will feature two big names from the world of video game voice acting, and they’ll be voicing rival racers. In a new forum post detailing the game’s campaign, Codemasters has announced that the game will feature Troy Baker (Joel in The Last of Us) as Alex Janicek, the mentor to the player character, and Nolan North (Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series) as Bruno Durand, Janicek’s rival.
Eventually the two characters will race one another, as Codemasters promises that “the fallout from an epic race between these two icons lays the foundation for you to create your own legacy in the sport.” You’ll be able to choose your path through the game’s campaign, which is split into five chapters, and in each one you’ll be able to choose which events to take part in. You’ll be able to race through every event, if you want–there are 130 in total, split between nine different racing types.
Codemasters released some screenshots of the campaign menus, as well as two new shots of in-game car models–you can view them below.
Performing well in race events unlocks Stamps, and in each chapter you’ll need to earn a certain number of them to unlock the “Main Event,” which you’ll need to come third or above in to move on. You’ll also be able to unlock Throwdowns, which are one-on-one race events, throughout the campaign.
Codemasters also promises that plenty of brands will feature in the game as sponsors, and they’ll all give you short and long-term goals after plastering your car with their decals. Interestingly, the game also promises split-screen multiplayer support in campaign, so you can have up to three friends racing against you while you play through it. While stamp progression will only count for the player whose console you’re on, everyone else will earn XP and currency for their own games if they’re logged in.
Dirt 5 is due to release October 2020. It’ll be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but also to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 once they launch.
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