More Dirt 5 PS5 DualSense controller advances in big July 20 update

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More Dirt 5 PS5 DualSense controller advances in big July 20 update

More haptics support, adaptive triggers, and a truck-load of new content on the way for the off-road racer

Greetings, racers! It’s a pleasure to be back and bring you the latest details on Dirt 5, our award-winning off-road racer, available now on PS5 and PS4. 

Whilst Dirt 5’s launch may’ve been all the way back in November last year, we’ve been at full throttle ever since, supporting our players with content drops, free updates, community-requested additions, and much more. We’re in mood to slow down, either – as a summer of thrills for Dirt 5 begins with our biggest ever game update, launching July 20.

New cars, new tracks, new ways to play, and much more arrive next week, and they’re all boosted on PlayStation 5 by some dedicated changes that change the feel and sound of every epic racing moment. We’ll take a closer look soon at the exclusive advancements for PS5 players, but first, let us give you a guided tour of this huge update… 

Dirt 5’s biggest ever update

Dirt 5’s Career experience and roster of cars gets even bigger, with the Super Size Content Pack – available July 20 to Amplified/Year One Edition players, and available for purchase at the same time at PS Store for others. 

The pack includes our largest single expansion to Career, with 27 new events, and four additional extra-large cars to tear up the tracks with: the Bentley Continental GT Ice Racer, Armada Rock Racer, Rezvani Tank, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Baja Concept. Fresh liveries for each of the cars, two extra selectable sponsors, and customisation items are all included, too. 

Everything else coming to Dirt 5 on July 20 is free and available to all players, so strap in. The Parts Unknown Playgrounds Pack adds more objects to use in our custom arena creator mode, all themed around space and sci-fi influences. Also in Playgrounds, we’re adding unique Weekly Challenges and Creator Rewards, to offer more competition and incentive to use all aspects of the mode. 

Elsewhere, more iconic liveries are available for five different cars, another five Trophies have been added, and finally there’s the small matter of two brand new circuits! The first additions to our track list since launch, check out San Conrado and Rio Seafront, both winding through the beaches and jungle of Brazil. 

DualSense controller haptics and adaptive triggers

Along with all of that, players on PS5 will feel more connected to Dirt 5 than ever before with this update, as we implement full haptics and adaptive trigger support for the DualSense controller. These enhancements allow Dirt 5 to give you more feedback throughout every event. Notice the changes in traction across different surfaces, feel the brake trigger pushing against you as you slow down, sense the clunk of a gear change, and find the limit of adhesion as you steer and accelerate through corners.

Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers will help racers make the right decisions and maintain control of the car, as Dirt 5 sends a bucket-load of information to the DualSense pad and through your fingertips. It’s a racing sensation that must be played to be believed. 

3D Audio in Dirt 5 for PlayStation 5

Plug in a stereo headset to your PS5 DualSense controller to add another layer of immersion when playing Dirt 5, as we’ve further refined our use of its 3D audio capabilities. Hear the roar of other cars racing all around you thanks to our dynamic audio range, and hear track-side speakers and spectators rise and fall in volume as you race by them. Our attention to detail with audio in Dirt 5, paired with the 3D audio support, creates a true soundscape that takes the overall experience up another notch. 

Experience it all in Dirt 5

We are incredibly excited to continue supporting the Dirt 5 community with this massive update on July 20, and can’t wait to see the reaction from PlayStation 5 players to our DualSense controller enhancements. Simply download the update for Dirt 5 on PS5 to experience it for yourself from next Tuesday. We’ll see you on the track – or the dirt… or the snow… or the sand… or the ice… you get what we mean.  

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  • Awesome, guys! I recently bought this game (with the pass), and I am shocked at how solid and fun it is. Even prior to this patch you just announced, the trigger feedback is already pretty good, and seems to simulate a few of the cases you guys describe in the article, so I’d be interested to see how it’s further enhanced.

    The surround you guys have now is also really good on a nice 5.1 sound system. It’s a loud, bombastic, and immersive experience where you can really feel yourself blasting through all the chaos of a big race event. It will be great for others without a full setup to be able to experience this as well (and hopefully the addition of virtualization doesn’t impact those of us with a full Home Theater setup).

    Keep up the great work. The significant amount of care and polish you guys have applied to the game over the past year really shows today.

  • Always down for more DualSense support. Thanks for supporting the game so well on PS5

  • Thanks for not charging us $10 like Ghost of Tsushima!

    • This was already a native PS5 game since November though.

      But if you want to make a point of somebody not charging a rip off price for a PS5 upgrade, be aware that it is THIRTY DOLLARS to be able to play Ghost of Tsushima vanilla on PS5 for existing owners.

      You are forced to buy the expansion on PS4 first, whether you wanted it or not, and then another 10 quid to play the base game on PS5 or the expansion.

    • $ 10 uhh what amount…

    • Oh i thought you could still just buy the $10 patch without buying the $20 DLC.

      Man. Sony really didnt get enough backlash for this lmao

    • Sign the petition – fire CEO Jim Ryan.

  • This is great. Would love to see more developers put more effort into DualSense integration. It’s been so disappointing that third party games are making very little use of this awesome controller.

  • I suppose the Xbox marketing deal is over, from that their next gen game event 12 months ago, and you are finally free to add basic PS5 standard features now? Thanks I guess?

    • They haven’t added the ‘basic features’. They have been a part of the game since launch, they’ve just tweaked/improved them.

    • @herbalsticky It depends on what vehicles you are driving. Rally cars are really fast.

    • They’re all slow. It’s like this game was made for 7-year-olds – it’s not fun after a few races, compared to many other games made by Codemasters.

  • I hope they finally fix the 1000 mile trophy (Spare Some Change for Gas?) bug too…Because I’m at 1,080 miles still have not received it.

  • Too bad since I sold my PS5 since Dirt 5 kept crashing.

  • Please add the ability to edit the soundtrack playlist. There’s a great diversity of music here, but that means I’m not in the mood for every track at any time. Also, this would provide the band names so I could go find more of their music! Please?

  • Already beat this great game and had to delete cause my PS5 is out of room! Would love to jump back in but I need the SSD expansion Sony! Come on already!

  • Codemasters has nothing to do with any of that. You’re talking to the wrong person.

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  • Nice…game looks great,I don’t have it yet but gonna buy it for sure.Just hope EA don’t ruin Codemasters’ games,now would be the perfect time to get what’s left of former Evolution put them along with Criterion and make a new Burnout.

  • I thought it already had haptic/dualsense support. The fact y’all have worked more on it, adding and tuning, thank you yo. This is some good Japanese ethics of forever improving.

    Do you know if Sony is working on adaptive/haptic face buttons(including L1/R1) and adaptive/haptic analog sticks for dualsense 3? Would be top tier selling point for PS6.

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  • Why PlayStation 1st party studios are small now? Are you living under a rock? All PlayStation 1st party studios are bigger than ever before and are almost 2-10X bigger in size and headcounts than majority Xbox and Bethesda studios 🤣

  • Fire Jim Ryan

  • i really enjoy dirt 5 i think the only problem with it its that it gets boring very fast theres not many things to do

    i think the life saver in this game is the playgrounds mode. I really enjoy miself after 3 hours of making a drift track

    anyone else remember driveclub tho i still play it

  • Sony only really wants big US first party studios, or studios in general. Japanese/European studios try different things and different things are risky. So they stick to remakes/sequels and generic things which is what US studios do mostly.

    Which is why they’ll buy a US studio like Bluepoint who only rehash Japanese games rather than a Japanese studio itself. Then why they sit around churning out third party “movie games” over and over. They take no risks at all.

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