Dakar Desert Rally coming to consoles and PC in 2022

dakar desert rally game

Desert Dakar Rally has been announced by Saber Interactive and is coming to consoles and PC next year.

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Featuring both singleplayer and online multiplayer, the racing game will hit PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store) in 2022 with no solid release date confirmed as of yet.

Desert Dakar Rally touts some interesting features such as dynamic season and weather changes while promising an authentic rallying experiencing, complete with full vehicle damage.

It wasn’t too long ago that Bigmoon Entertainment developed Dakar 18 which was met with middling reviews. Our former resident racing expert Thomas was pretty critical in his own 3/10 verdict.

Bigmoon will helm Desert Dakar Rally though under the studio’s new name, Saber Interactive Porto. Hopefully the team can map out a much stronger successor when the game launches next year. Here’s what to expert when it arrives:

Dakar Desert Rally is the biggest and most epic off-road rally racing adventure ever developed. Dakar Desert Rally captures the genuine speed and excitement of Amaury Sport Organisation’s largest rally race on the planet, featuring a wide variety of licensed vehicles from the world’s top makers, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs. The game offers unique challenges for off-road simulation diehards and casual racing fans alike. Compete in fierce online multiplayer races or navigate the vast wilds in single-player offline.

  • Authentic Dakar Rally Experience – Over 30 stages of full rally racing from the official 2020 and 2021 Dakar Rally races with officially licensed vehicles, teams and pilots across multiplayer and single-player modes. All across an immense open world that doesn’t limit you to tracks and roads. The game also supports a wide array of steering wheels for the ultimate driving experience.
  • Seasons and Dynamic Weather – Featuring all four seasons and a full day-night cycle. Whether facing billowing sandstorms, blazing desert sunlight, grueling rain and snow, or deep mud, you’ll need to overcome the elements and your competition to win.
  • Rescue and Repair – In true Dakar fashion, you can tow and rescue a competitor out of a jam for extra repair points. Who knows—you might need the favor returned down the road.

Source: Press Release

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