Assetto Corsa Competizione is heading to consoles this summer, the racing simulation coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 23rd June.
The game is the follow up to Kunos Simulazioni’s acclaimed Assetto Corsa, but brings more of a motorsports slant to it with a fully licensed GT3 championship, filled with official drivers, teams, cars and circuits. There’s a variety of different races, including Sprint, Endurance and Spa 24hrs. Brought to life in Unreal Engine 4, it features more realistic lighting, changing conditions and time, and wraps that around Kunos’ improved tyre and aerodynamic models.
The game is available now for pre-order, with those plonking down £34.99 ahead of time getting some bonus DLC for their troubles. That will be the Intercontinental GT Pack, which was recently released on PC and will be available separately, adding the official Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli to the game. This adds Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit (South Africa), Suzuka Circuit (Japan), Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca (United States) and Mount Panorama Circuit (New South Wales Australia), alongside more liveries, drivers, teams, and a bespoke game mode for the competition.
Ahead of its release, the PC version of the game will be updated to version 1.4, adding a car showroom, new driver and car customisation options and more online features alongside plenty of game tweaks and fixes. Then, the GT4 Pack DLC will add 10 GT4 cars to PC this summer, with a fall release planned for console, and the British Pack will add three new circuits and complete the British GT Championship, available for both PC and consoles this winter.
It’s been quite a while since we last checked in on Assetto Corsa Competizione, playing it shortly after its initial Steam Early Access release. The game has followed a similar path to the first one on its way to console, first building up in Early Access, then receiving a full PC release before making the jump. Through that time, it’s naturally been refined, tuned and tweaked. Here’s hoping it can live up to the high expectations that the original will have set.
Source: press release