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Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver are bringing cross-country rally racing game Dakar 18 to console and PC this year.

Dakar 18 will receive a global release later this year as part of a new distribution and co-publishing agreement between Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver/Koch Media.

Portugal-based developer Bigmoon is intending to create one of the largest open worlds ever seen in a racing game, which is based on the world-famous annual rally held in South America.

The game will feature a full roster of officially licensed Dakar teams, vehicles and pilots, plus all five racing class categories – Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads and SxS. The game will also include both single-player, and online multiplayer modes. We’re hopeful Bigmoon can create the MotorStorm-style successor we’ve been waiting for.

The impressive Dakar 18 CGI reveal trailer certainly bodes well.

Paulo J. Games, game director of Bigmoon Entertainment, said in a press statement:

“We are proud to be partnering with A.S.O and Koch Media in order to bring a truly realistic DAKAR racing experience to players worldwide. As the official developer of the project, we are sure that DAKAR 18 will be the finest representation of real life DAKAR in a video game.”

Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media added:

”We are delighted to work with Bigmoon Entertainment’ on this promising title and look forward to bringing all our expertise to the project: Beyond that we look forward together to establishing the Dakar franchise in the racing community.”

Dakar 18 is set for release on PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC.

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