It looks like THQ isn’t the only publisher with a new off-road racing game in the works this year, as THQ’s BAJA will have some newly announced competition from Activision.
Today, Activision unveiled SCORE International Baja 1000, a video game version of the grueling off-road race. SCORE International Baja 1000 will be available this fall for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2 and Windows PC.
With more than 90 vehicles in multiple classes that are featured in the real Baja 1000 — including trophy trucks, class I, motorcycles and ATVs — the game challenges players to not only be first across the finish line, but also keep their machine intact.
If you’ll recall from our hands-on BAJA preview, THQ’s off-road game is doing the same thing.
In SCORE International Baja 1000, realistic dirt and damage modeling will mean players need to be crazy enough to take chances, but not so reckless that their vehicle is destroyed before the race is over.
DailyGame will have more details on SCORE International Baja 1000 as it becomes available, presumably during E3 2008.