All the excitement of the Dakar Rally is headed to the Xbox One

That's one of the most exciting lines from the announcement of a brand new racer for the Xbox One, PC, and PS4: DAKAR 18. The cross-country rally game has just been announced and will bring all the thrills and spills of the infamous Dakar Rally to your home later this year.

DAKAR rally is known as the biggest cross-country rally, so BIGMOON is creating one of the biggest open worlds ever made in a racing simulation. DAKAR 18 is focused on the realism, promising stunning visuals faithfully represent every vehicle and driver of the DAKAR 2018 rally.

Expect licensed manufacturers, teams, and drivers as well as the five authentic classes from the rally, including bikes and quads. Not only this but it promises single player, online multiplayer and offline local multiplayer so you can tear through the dunes with your buddies.

Forza Horizon 3 is currently the best example of an open-world racer, but the wilderness of the Dakar Rally is a whole new, exciting proposition for a racing game. There's no slated release date yet, but needless to say, it's one we'll be keeping a close eye on.

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