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:
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!