Dakar 18 will be released on 11th September 2018, publisher Deep Silver has confirmed.
Originally announced when the real-life Dakar Rally was underway during January 2018, Dakar 18 is still set to be launched on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.
As well as the release date, the announcement confirmed new features and content for the game. For example, all fourteen stages from the the 2018 Dakar Rally will be represented in Dakar 18, with players being able to navigate the environment using recreations of roadbooks used by actual Dakar Rally teams.
One of only a handful of licensed Dakar Rally games to date, Dakar 18 is claimed to offer an authentic recreation of the arduous rally raid when it hits store shelves later this year.
As well as recreating the stages, developer Bigmoon Entertainment will also be bringing many of the cars, bikes, trucks and buggies that participated in the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally.