News The officially licensed off-road racer Dakar 18 releases

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Kevin Dooley

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Game: Dakar 18

Platform: PC, PS4, XBox One

Publisher: Deep Silver

Release Date: 28/09/2018

The release of Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition will take the vast majority of the racing game spotlight today, however, there is yet another anticipated racer that saw its release today: Dakar 18.

Available now (two weeks later than expected) across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Dakar 18 aims to be a realistic simulation of the biggest cross-country rally raid in the world.

Dakar 18 represents the sport by including the major official Dakar teams, vehicles and drivers across its five racing class categories: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads, and SxS.

Take a look at the launch trailer below.

Players are expected to read navigational notes and signs, as well as listen to the navigator, in order to find all the waypoints to traverse the various environments on offer in this huge open-world which clocks in at 18,000 square kilometres.

Time of day and weather are also simulated and change during a race to provide a constantly changing challenge as you take on the likes of sand, mud, and water while looking to maintain your vehicle’s health by taking the path of least resistance.

Besides the single-player content, Dakar 18 also features online multiplayer and 2-player split screen support.

You can view our exclusive gameplay on a preview version of Dakar 18, as well as an interview with Bigmoon Entertainment CEO and Dakar 18 game director Paulo J. Games, below.

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