More news from the upcoming DAKAR 18 videogame, this time the announcement of the drivers and machines set to be included in the new title..
DAKAR 18 caused quite a stir when it first announced back in January, and with a release date set for the impressively non-committal "summer 2018", fans have been keen to get more information on this ambitious new racing game. Well after a little break in communication it looks like developers Big Moon Studios have been listening to their followers, confirming that the upcoming new title is set to contain 43 of the best bikes, cars, trucks and quads of the 2018 DAKAR rally....
Featuring five classes of vehicle from the nimble two wheel offroad bikes all the way through to the ridiculous tonnage of racing trucks, DAKAR 18 will be the official game of the legendary DAKAR Rally 2018, and as such Big Moon have been keen to capture many of the riders and drivers of the official series in the new title, giving us plenty of official content to enjoy when the game comes out later this year.
So who exactly is going to be featured in the initial release? Well according to Big Moon we are set to have 13 bikes from four manufacturers, 14 cars across five brands, eight trucks representing four marques, four single brand quads and four SXS machines.
With former WRC champions the likes of Carlos Sainz (senior, not the Renault F1 driver) and Sebastien Loeb, plus big names Mikko Hirvonen and Stephane Peterhansel to name but a few, DAKAR 18 will have plenty of the stars and machines when it finally releases on PC and console later this year...
DAKAR 18 is scheduled to release 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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