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Codemasters have announced the first 'next-gen' racer with DIRT 5, and the good news for Linux fans is that they've already confirmed a Google Stadia release so you can stream it in early 2021.

Sounds like it's going to be quite feature-filled. There's a Career Mode with a narrative voice cast led by the legendary Troy Baker and Nolan North, split screen support for up to four players and of course online play support too full of different events to race through. They also teased a new game mode reveal later this year something that we "have never seen before from the DIRT franchise".

You can see their new announcement trailer below:

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From what else they said is that it will have over 70 routes from all over the world. Each car will be customizable too thanks to the livery editor, which Codemasters claim will have "more editing options than any previous DIRT game". There's even going to be a dedicated Photo Mode.

We also reached out to Feral Interactive, who usually port Codemasters titles to desktop Linux to see if they will be teaming up again for a proper Linux port as the announcement only said Windows in 2020 (Stadia early 2021). They replied stating they had nothing to announce on it. Perhaps they're busy with GRID that we saw hints of recently? Considering how good recent Feral ports have been, it would be great to see their work continue!

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Audi 7 May
I enjoyed Dirt 3, Dirt Showdown, Dirt Rally and Dirt 4. If Dirt 5 is a bit more like Dirt Showdown and Dirt 3, I am fine with that. The Dirt Rally series has become the series for the more sim serious drivers. The other can be for the more casual gamer, who just want a fun driving game (not saying Dirt Rally isn't fun).
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: velemas@Liam please do not associate Stadia with Linux gaming, there are a lot more of Linux fans outside of 14 lucky countries where Stadia is available. Currently Stadia means nothing to me and likely in foreseeable future if at all.

It's playing games, on Linux. I will cover it and I shall continue to do so. Don't like it? Don't read it. Filter it out if you must in your profile settings.

As a reminder to all: This website is Gaming On Linux, don't put us in a box of your own making. We cover everything.

I dunno. Saying that Stadia is "gaming on Linux" is really like getting all excited over being able to access Amazon.com on Chrome running on Linux and call it "browsing on Linux!"

Yeah...ok...I guess that would work? And it means...what exactly?

So using the same logic, running games in a Windows VM running on a Linux host is "gaming on Linux", too? Means...everything is?

Just food for thought.

And before anyone says PROTON!!!... Proton translates Windows games to be able to run on Linux. They literally run on Linux. MY Linux desktop.
Stadia? Yeah, it can display games on Linux. Big news! It can display games on anything able to run a web-browser. It's what it's meant to do. Is this gaming on Linux? In my book, it's not. There is a borderline what still constitutes gaming on Linux. If Stadia's servers happened to run on Windows 10 and not Linux, would you still consider it gaming on Linux? And if yes, really, what is NOT gaming on Linux?


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Liam Dawe 8 May
We cover Stadia and it's not up for debate. If it bugs you, filter it out, I'm not going to keep repeating myself each time I write about Stadia.


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gabber 8 May
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: velemas@Liam please do not associate Stadia with Linux gaming, there are a lot more of Linux fans outside of 14 lucky countries where Stadia is available. Currently Stadia means nothing to me and likely in foreseeable future if at all.

In any case i wonder how Logitech g29 will be managed in Stadia.
It's playing games, on Linux. I will cover it and I shall continue to do so. Don't like it? Don't read it. Filter it out if you must in your profile settings.

As a reminder to all: This website is Gaming On Linux, don't put us in a box of your own making. We cover everything.

The issue is not the covering, but the wording "good news for Linux fans". I am a Linux fan, but I don't consider games going on stadia as good news. Quite the opposite for many reasons, and it seems I am not alone. Let's say there is a diversity of opinions on the topic.
So, sure, cover it. But please don't call it "good news for Linux fans".

PS: auto-correct options for stadia : sadist and diastase
Liam Dawe 8 May
So people having another way/option to play games, while on Linux, is now not good news? Madness. I get not wanting to use it but it's an option and for many, a good one to play games that were previously impossible.

If you don't like it, don't read it or just filter it out in your profile settings. It's as if people just want to moan at this point and it's not productive for anyone.
scaine 8 May
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Quoting: gabber
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: velemas@Liam please do not associate Stadia with Linux gaming, there are a lot more of Linux fans outside of 14 lucky countries where Stadia is available. Currently Stadia means nothing to me and likely in foreseeable future if at all.

In any case i wonder how Logitech g29 will be managed in Stadia.
It's playing games, on Linux. I will cover it and I shall continue to do so. Don't like it? Don't read it. Filter it out if you must in your profile settings.

As a reminder to all: This website is Gaming On Linux, don't put us in a box of your own making. We cover everything.

The issue is not the covering, but the wording "good news for Linux fans". I am a Linux fan, but I don't consider games going on stadia as good news. Quite the opposite for many reasons, and it seems I am not alone. Let's say there is a diversity of opinions on the topic.
So, sure, cover it. But please don't call it "good news for Linux fans".

PS: auto-correct options for stadia : sadist and diastase

Sure, you (and I) are individuals who are Linux fans, but not impressed by Stadia. But plenty of other Linux users are delighted by Stadia. So "Linux fans" is perfectly applicable. Let's not get all "not all men" on this subject: if you don't fit the "Linux fans" group in this case... who cares? If you're not interested in Stadia, don't read the article, don't interact on it.

Easier just to ignore it and move on to something that interests you. Define yourself by things you love, not the things you hate.
jens 8 May
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Quoting: scaineEasier just to ignore it and move on to something that interests you. Define yourself by things you love, not the things you hate.

Thanks, the world would indeed be a much nicer place when people would more act like this.
Linas 8 May
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I used to hate binary wrapped games, then I tried it and saw that it was good. I used to hate Proton games, then I tried it and saw that it was good. I still haven't tried Stadia, but I try to keep an open mind. This site and Liam have changed my mind many times before, and for that I am grateful.
Liam Dawe 8 May
Quoting: LinasI used to hate binary wrapped games, then I tried it and saw that it was good. I used to hate Proton games, then I tried it and saw that it was good. I still haven't tried Stadia, but I try to keep an open mind. This site and Liam have changed my mind many times before, and for that I am grateful.
Can't ask for more than an open mind :)
Rooster 8 May
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: velemas@Liam please do not associate Stadia with Linux gaming, there are a lot more of Linux fans outside of 14 lucky countries where Stadia is available. Currently Stadia means nothing to me and likely in foreseeable future if at all.

In any case i wonder how Logitech g29 will be managed in Stadia.
It's playing games, on Linux. I will cover it and I shall continue to do so. Don't like it? Don't read it. Filter it out if you must in your profile settings.

As a reminder to all: This website is Gaming On Linux, don't put us in a box of your own making. We cover everything.

One thing I don't understand though, why does Stadia get a special treatment? There are other streaming services which don't get nowhere near the same amount of coverage on GOL as Stadia. Wouldn't it be fair to cover all of them in the same amount? Or is it because the other streaming services aren't build on Linux like Stadia is? Just wondering.
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