If you love your racing games, you’ll know about Assetto Corsa. Kunos Simulazioni’s Assetto Corsa has slowly gained a reputation for being one of the best racing simulations around, and in Summer 2016 it’s coming to the PS4 and Xbox One consoels. It might not have the largest garage or the most tracks, but what Assetto Corsa lacks in content it more than makes up for in handling and driving feel. Want to know more? Read on for everything you need to know about Assetto Corsa on the PS4 and Xbox One, including its ever-slipping release date, some gameplay footage and any more news.
Kunos Simulazioni says console gamers should expect almost identical handling to the PC game, but a few features will be sacrificed by the time Assetto Corsa makes the jump to PS4 and Xbox One. “in the PC version you get more frames per second, more cars when you’re racing against others, and also the AI,” Kunos co-founder and executive manager Marco Massarutto told Red Bull Games.b”On the PC the limit is your CPU, on the console we’re at 16 players.”
One of the reasons consoles are struggling with Assetto Corsa is because of the unique way its physics models are applied. Rather than just applying its realistic physic models to the player, it also applies them to the AI you’re racing. “We’re using the same physics for the artificial intelligence cars as for you,” Massarutto explained to Red Bull Games.
August 26th 2016.
There isn’t an actual car list for Assetto Corsa on the PS4 and Xbox yet, but Kunos Simulazioni says there’ll be over 90 cars plus special editions to choose from. I’ve played a preview build of the game, and found the list to include all the cars you’d expect; and my favourite, the Ferrari 458 GT2. Interestingly, Kunos Simulazioni promised around 100 cars for console gamers back in January – and whether that number includes special editions remains to be seen. Don’t worry though, it’s almost certain the game will include cars like the McLaren P1, LaFerrari, McLaren 650S GT3 and other classics like the Sauber C9.
Assetto Corsa will feature laser-scanned circuits in order to incorporate as much detail as possible, and although Kunos Simulazioni has previously put the number at around 20 tracks, we don’t have any solid information just yet. However, the game’s website does promise everything from Silverstone and Monza to the Nordschleife – and early previews of the game also included Brands Hatch and Spa.
Assetto Corsa might model itself as the ultimate racing sim, but it also comes with a range of modes to keep more casual gamers happy. As you’d expect, there’s free practise sessions, qualifying sessions and races – but there’s also a career mode along with unique events and other challenges. Although it goes against the thoroughbred nature of Assetto Corsa, there’ll be drag races and drift challenges to contend with too – so you’ll be able to do something whether you’ve got a 15 minutes on track or 4 hours.