It’s the biggest and best cross-country rally the world has ever seen – and Bigmoon Entertainment will be delivering all the thrills and spills of the DAKAR to Xbox One, PS4 and PC players this year.

Announced today, Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver/Koch Media have confirmed that DAKAR 18 will be hitting Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2018.

If you hadn’t guessed, DAKAR 18 is based on the world famous annual rally in South America, with the rally title aiming to bring one of the biggest open worlds a racer has ever seen.

A realistic simulation of the biggest cross-country rally in the world, DAKAR 18 will feature all the major official Dakar manufacture teams, vehicles and pilots, plus a huge variety of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SxS. Expect to be found competing in fierce online multiplayer battles as well as harnessing your skills by playing offline, as realism and stunning visuals faithfully represent every vehicle and driver of the DAKAR 2018 rally.

“We are proud to be partnering with A.S.O and Koch Media 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.”

Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media 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 2 weeks 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.

Check out that announcement trailer below and then strap on tight to prepare for the ride of your life. The DAKAR is coming – and it should be damn exciting!