Dakar Desert Rally: Release Date, System Requirements, Trailer, and More

Rally racing games are fun. It gets even more fun if it has something to do with the Dakar Rally racing event, an event where you see numerous off-roading vehicles racing against each other. If you’re a fan of such events, then you should be excited to know about the Dakar Rally’s official racing game. Everyone enjoys some fun and intense off-road racing, right? Well, if you want to know more about the game, here is Dakar Desert Rally Release Date, System Requirements, Trailer, and more.

There are different types of racing games out there. Whether it’s arcade, street, or track, racing games always being in the thrill and enjoyment that some other games simply can not do. Now, there have been other Dakar Racing games released for PC and other platforms, so one might think, well would Dakar Desert Racing be any different or is it going to be the same thing that we have seen from previous games similar to Dakar Desert Rally? To find the answer to that, you will have to read through to know what’s new to this Dakar Racing game.

Dakar Desert Rally Release Date

Dakar Desert Rally Release Date

The official Dakar Rally game was announced on December 11, 2021. You can check out the announcement trailer of the game by heading here. With regards to a release date, there is no mention of it anywhere. The game will be released in 2022, but when, this is the question to which only the developers know the answer. So yes, the release date is still a suspense for now.

Dakar Desert Rally Developer and Publisher

The new Dakar racing game is being developed by Saber Porto Ltd and is being published by Saber Interactive. This is the same team that has been behind games like World War Z: Aftermath, Snowrunner, Mudrunner, and the popular Ghostbusters- The Videogame Remastered

Dakar Desert Rally Trailer and Gameplay

Dakar Desert Rally Release Date

Unfortunately, there is no game trailer or even gameplay footage available for this game. But, that simply doesn’t stop one from not talking about the game and what things you can expect in Dakar Desert Rally. Let’s take a dive into the announcement trailer and see what is in store for everyone excited about this game. The announcement trailer shows the various types of vehicles that you will be to race in across the sand dunes. Be it off-road jacked-up cars and 4x4s to dirt bikes, ATVs, and even the mighty trucks. The trailer gives you the rush thrill that you will definitely feel when you get your hands on the game.

So, what about stages? As of now, we can expect at least 30 stages that have been picked up from the 2020 and 2021 Dakar Rally events. Yes, the tracks, as well as the vehicles in the game, are all officially licensed. This means that you can always have fun racing in your favorite vehicles on your favorite tracks. Oh, and did we tell you that this is an open word game? Well, you could simply cruise around on your favorite rides.

Dakar Desert Rally System Requirements

The best part about Dakar Desert Rally is that it has a functioning day and night cycle. Not only that, but you will also be coming across various sandstorms, rain, hail, and even snow. All of these weather changes will play a big role in the handling and performance of your offroad vehicle. This brings the fun as well as the realism aspect to life that you can experience from such racing games. Now, the game also has simulation elements such as damage and repair. The best part about this game is that you can help another competitor in the event their vehicle gets stuck or jammed. They could even return the favor back by helping if and when you might be stuck.

Dakar Desert Rally Multiplayer and Platform Availability

While the game lets you play through the single-player mode, you can also enjoy the online modes and race against your friend and other people. The game will available on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. Apart from that, you can also get the game on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and even on the PlayStation 5. We do not know if cross-play and cross-generation gameplay are possible or not.

Dakar Desert Rally System Requirements

Dakar Desert Rally System Requirements

Well, if you are someone who is going to be playing Dakar Desert Rally on their PC, it would be sensible to see the minimum and recommended system requirements for the game. We have listed the system requirements below.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD FX 6300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon HD 7790
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 25 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • RAM:  16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 25 GB

And this concludes everything we know so far about the Dakar Desert Rally video game. It will be interesting to see additional details and game footage to see what kind of graphics we should be expecting. Considering that the recommended GPU is a GTX 1070, it will be safe to say systems with good hardware will be able to run the game quite fine. We surely can expect better graphics and frame rates on high-end GPUs. What do you think about this new official Dakar Rally game? Would you be interested in playing such games? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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