Codemasters' Dirt 5 is one of many highly-anticipated Xbox Game Pass titles that have entered the service already so far this year, and according to the game's director, its inclusion has been a massive success for the game.
Speaking as part of the GameOnDaily podcast, technical director David Springate explained that the game saw "shockingly huge" player numbers as a result, describing the Game Pass decision as "absolutely fantastic":
"It's been absolutely fantastic. Just fantastic. In terms of player counts, I'm not going to give a number because I'm sure I'll get it wrong, but it was shockingly huge. It was crazy. We were really pleased to see that level of engagement, it was really great to see how that had such a positive effect on the game and the way it's talked about.
That continues as well, in that [Dirt 5 on] Game Pass obviously had an initial massive push, but it's sustained. Obviously it's not the same on the second week, but it's still going and we're still seeing really great numbers, so we're super pleased."
Dirt 5 first launched on Xbox Game Pass back in February after releasing as an Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch title in November 2020, being made available for console, PC and cloud on the service.
It looks like it's set to stay there for a quite while too, as Codemasters was recently acquired by EA, so we're assuming many of those games will end up on EA Play eventually, Dirt 5 included. It's a win-win all around, then!
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