Coming from Argentinean developers Punto Simu, who have previously released Assetto Corsa mods including the Mar del Plata (Autodromo Ciudad de Mar del Plata), Parana and Concordia tracks, Extreme Rally Raid is available to wishlist on Steam.
Inspired by the real events, the game has apparently been in the works for seven years, and now has a release date planned for Q2 in 2024. And will feature long and short races made up of separate stages across different environments and terrains. You’ll be able to select different types of competition, including quick races and shakedowns alongside novice and extreme raids.
You’ll need to rely on a roadbook and co-driver to navigate the real locations, against AI drivers, and coping with dynamic time and weather changing the nature of the challenge. Mechanical damage might also hamper your efforts, if you’re not careful.
The trailer shows off external, cockpit and bonnet camera choices, and a selection of cars inrpised by real examples.
Extreme Rally Raid is playbale with keyboard and mouse, joypad or a number of wheel and pedal combinations, with some listed as configured including the Logitech G25 through to the G920, the Thrustmaster T150, T300 RS, T500 RS and Ferrari 458, and the Fanatec Porsche 911.
And if you can’t wait for a demo or full release via Steam, there’s a V0.5 demo available featuring 3 of the fictional cars and some AI competition on a single stage Convoy race. If you’d prefer to wait, then you can find Extreme Rally Raid to wishlist on Steam, here.
The closest recent release is Dakar Desert Rally, with recently received a Fall Update, adding more cars and features. And while Extreme Rally Raid doesn’t have quite the same visual impact (although it does look better from the cockpit views shown in the trailer), it could provide an interesting alternative choice if you fancy doing some off-road racing.