05 Games and Kunos Simulazioni reveals that Assetto Corsa Competizione is heading to consoles this Summer 2020.
Players on PC have been enjoying Assetto Corsa Competizione for just about a year now. But players on consoles have been feeling a little left out. Well, no more. The game’s developers, 05 Games and Kunos Simulazioni, recently revealed that the game is coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4 this summer on June 23, 2020. It will be available digitally and at physical retail and will feature improved physics, graphics, customizations. The game should be a great new option for any racing sim fans on consoles.
What is the game’s background?
For those out of the loop, the official game of the Blancpain GT Series, Assetto Corsa Competizione is a spin-off to 2014’s original Assetto Corsa. And focuses on authentic GT3 racing. Based off the game’s official description, “It is a game that is designed to faithfully recreate the performance and the driving experience of real Blancpain GT Series cars through a sophisticated mathematical model that accurately replicates tire grip, aerodynamic impact, engine parameters, suspensions and electronics systems that determine vehicle balance, as well as the influence of mechanical damage on the car’s drivability”. It’s original release out of Steam Early Access on PC was in May 2019.
What is the gameplay like?
The game runs on Unreal Engine 4 and allows you to experience the atmosphere of the GT3 championship. While taking part in Sprint, Endurance and Spa 24 Hours races. You can select either Single or Multiplayer modes, and enjoy the game’s photorealistic weather conditions and graphics. “Competizione is the finest expression of the Assetto Corsa brand, aiming to be known as a synonym of realism,” said Kunos Simulazioni co-founder Marco Massarutto alongside the announcement. “Console players have shown their high appreciation towards our approach to racing simulations. So we are certain they will appreciate our efforts to bringing also to their favourite platforms the experience, accuracy and depth that Assetto Corsa Competizione has to offer on PC.”
What tracks can we expect to play on?
All tracks from the 2018 and 2019 Blancpain GT Series are in it, including laser-scan versions of Monza, Paul Ricard, Zandvoort, Brands Hatch, Zolder, Silverstone, Misano, Spa, Nürburgring, Hungaroring, and Catalunya. Additionally, four tracks from outside Europe were in the PC version in last month’s “Intercontinental GT Pack”. Including Bathurst, Laguna Seca, Kyalami, and Suzuka. The expansion pack also adds more than 45 new car liveries, 30 new teams and 50 new drivers.
The developers are also planning a 1.4 update for Assetto Corsa Competizione on PC. With the car showroom, new personalization options. And “lots of improvements of the game features, UI, and algorithms” – in April 2020. Kunos Simulazioni also confirmed that the studio is also preparing further content for Assetto Corsa Competizione on both PC and consoles. Including a GT4 pack that will add over 10 more cars and a British track pack “offering three new iconic circuits that complete the seven-race calendar of the British GT Championship.”
The game’s price is $39.99 both digitally as well as in retailers. Worth noting is that the “Intercontinental GT Pack” will be a pre-order bonus for console players. But will also be available for separate purchase at some point following the game’s release. If you don’t pre-order, you’ll have to spend another $14.99 for the aforementioned pack.
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