Codemasters confirmed that the upcoming V2.00 update for Dirt 5 will add wheel support to the game.
By utilising data and feedback from previous Codemasters titles (mainly GRID), the development team has implemented a wheel support system that works across the PC and both generations of console platforms.
Codemasters expects that the majority of modern wheel devices, that work across recent Codemasters games, and other racing titles, will also work with DIRT 5. It is confirmed that both Thrustmaster and Logitech wheels are fully supported, while there will only be a selection of Fanatec wheels supported out of the box. However, more will be added over the coming weeks.
Devices such as shifters and handbrakes of the aforementioned brands will also work provided they can be connected to the wheelbase. Dirt 5 will feature in-game menus and detailed option screens that let you adjust input bindings, vibration, feedback, sensitivity, and more.
Other enhancements coming with the update are:
- Better Online multiplayer mode with improved lobbies and event searches.
- More Online race events including multi-class races.
- Bugfix – A problem with the Amplified Edition sponsors in Career mode is resolved.
- Adjustments to the handling of the Sprint car.
- New option to select and replay any episode of the DIRT Podcast in Career mode.
- A refreshed list of Featured Playgrounds, hand-picked by the DIRT 5 team.
Needles to say, the update will also include a number of bug fixes, optimisations, visual improvements, and updated general features.
At the time of writing no exact release date was mentioned, but if all goes as planned, the update is supposed to roll out in the coming days.
The PC version of DIRT 5 is available via Steam for €54,99. The DIRT 5 Amplified Edition on pre-order for €74,99.