From Press Release:
Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver today announced a global distribution and co-publishing agreement for DAKAR 18. The cross-country rally racing game is aiming to be one of the biggest open worlds ever made in a racing game, coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC platforms in 2018. Based on the world famous annual rally raid organized by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) in South America, DAKAR 18 is a realistic simulation of the biggest cross-country rally in the world and features a variety of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SxS. Players will compete in fierce online multiplayer battles as well as playing offline to harness and grow racing skills.
“We are proud to be partnering with A.S.O and Deep Silver in order to bring a truly realistic Dakar racing experience to players worldwide,” said Paulo J. Games, game director of Bigmoon Entertainment. “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.”
Dakar Rally is known as the biggest cross-country rally, and in order to authentically simulate the event’s scope and challenge, Bigmoon decided to create one of the biggest open worlds ever made in a racing simulation. DAKAR 18 is focused on realism and promises stunning visuals, which faithfully represent every vehicle and pilot of the Dakar 2018 rally. The game includes the major official Dakar manufacture teams, vehicles and pilots, the five racing class categories (cars, bikes, trucks, quads and SxS) and much more. In addition, the game will feature a single player, online and offline multiplayer experience.
Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver states, “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 will not be a two-week adventure anymore, the fans will have the opportunity to live it all year long by playing at this new game,” said Marc Coma, sporting director of Dakar.