Dakar, the crazy, dangerous endurance rally, is getting an official PS4 game later this year. The announcement trailer popped up on PlayStation's YouTube channel today, featuring a variety of vehicles and environments, and it certainly looks interesting.
The game is being developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and will be published by Deep Silver. For those who may not have heard of Bigmoon Entertainment, its previous games, including Lichdom Battlemage and Alekhine's Gun, were widely panned by critics and players alike. However, the developer does also have a fair amount of experience with racing games, having worked on WRC 3 and 5, as well as FlatOut 4.
As for Dakar 18 itself, Bigmoon is working in tandem with ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) and real world competitors to make the game as authentic as possible. Real drivers and vehicles will be included, as well as a gigantic open world South America you'll need to navigate through. Vehicles are split into five categories, as seen in the real world event, and include bikes, ATVs, cars, trucks, and SxS (utility vehicles). The developer's aim is simulation, so different vehicle classes will control very differently from one another. The game will feature single player and multiplayer modes.
There isn't a whole lot to go on, and Bigmoon has a pretty sketchy portfolio, but perhaps a big licence such as Dakar will see a step up in quality. It certainly sounds ambitious.
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