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Featured Assetto Corsa - New Console Community Blog

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

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    Kunos Simulazioni have released a new Console Community Development blog for November, revealing much about the upcoming development plans for the console edition of the title, including news that the team are working on the long awaited private lobby functionality for console versions of the Assetto Corsa.

    Received to somewhat mixed reviews on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Kunos have been hard at work behind the scenes bringing Assetto Corsa up to the level expected by console gamers, with much progress already completed on the core gaming engine behind the title. Now free of game breaking FPS issues and screen tearing problems that blighted the title on its initial release, Kunos have been quick out of the blocks to explain to fans what they can expect from the upcoming console build of the game.

    Perhaps biggest news from this month's development update is the news that private lobby racing is being actively worked on by the studio as a priority development. Although no update has been given on when it will be added to the console version of the title, one suspects that work is well underway and players won't have to wait a huge amount of time before a feature that, lets be honest about this, should have been included in the original release, is added to the title.

    You can read the statement in full below:


    "Back in August, as many of you know already, Assetto Corsa arrived on console. For the team, this has been a massive challenge and a venture into the unknown, but a challenge they’ve embraced. Since then, our community has continued to flood our social channels with praise, support and constructive criticism. For that, we want to firstly thank you guys. We’re hugely grateful to have such an enthusiastic and passionate community on board who aren’t afraid to be totally open and honest with us! ;) We’ve said it many times now, but it really does mean everything to us!

    Now, you’re probably curious as to what’s going on behind the scenes, so let us fill you in…

    PRIVATE LOBBIES
    Let’s kick things off with private lobbies, shall we? We know this is a HUGE talking point across our community channels and today, we want to give you guys some more information on where we’re at with this burning hot topic…

    We’re pleased to announce that private lobbies are being worked on behind the scenes, and Kunos are working flat out to bring them to Assetto Corsa! Right now, we can’t give you a release date, but they are coming and we will of course update you all with more info as soon as we can. These things take time, so please remain patient with us and continue to support us as you’ve always done – It makes all the difference, trust us!

    USE OF DLC ONLINE
    Another major talking point across our community channels revolves around the use of DLC content online. We understand that many of you have been keen to use your content online and haven’t been able to so far. However, this is going to change in a future update. We’re pleased to announce that once private lobbies have been introduced to Assetto Corsa, you’ll then be able to use your DLC packs online!

    PORSCHE PACK VOLUME 1
    If you’ve been keeping an eye on our social channels, you’ll know that the Porsche Pack Volume 1 has launched on Steam for our PC players! The response to the pack has been incredible... We’re honored to have such a prestigious manufacturer on board and it’s great to see our PC community having so much fun with it. For console players, the first Porsche pack is on its way and we’ll be announcing a launch date as soon as we can. Volume 1 introduces some of the most iconic Porsche cars ever created, coupled with some of the most recent models of the Porsche 2016 line-up, with the aim to offer a perfect mix between road cars, hypercars, as well as modern and historic GT and racing models. Here’s what you can expect in the first DLC pack…

    • Porsche 911 Carrera S
    • Porsche 918 Spyder
    • Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    • Porsche 718 Cayman S
    • Porsche 917/30 Spyder
    • Porsche 935/78 'Moby Dick'
    • Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
    Remember, if you own the Assetto Corsa Season Pass, the upcoming Porsche Packs are yours to own at no additional cost!

    FREE BONUS CONTENT
    Our next major console update is just around the corner and we’ll be talking more about that in a future blog! What we can tell you right now is that in Version 1.09, we’ll be giving our players 2 pieces of FREE bonus content... The brand new and recently unveiled Porsche Panamera G2 Turbo, the latest luxury saloon model manufactured by Porsche, as well as the historic version of the Silverstone circuit!

    SUPPORT
    Remember, if you are experiencing issues with the console edition of Assetto Corsa, we want to help! :) Please follow the below steps in order to help us help you...

    • Firstly, we encourage you to search the CONSOLE LOUNGE and the sub-forums for a solution to your issue.
    • If you are unable to find the answer you are looking for, then please check out our FAQ's. This will be updated as and when required.
    • Should you wish to speak to someone directly, please head over to the 505 GAMES SUPPORT portal and log a ticket. A member of our Customer Support team will be in touch to help you. > https://support.505games.com/suppor...
    ONWARDS AND UPWARDS
    We’d like to take this opportunity once again to thank everyone who has shown us some form of encouragement and support since we launched onto console. It means a great deal to everyone behind the scenes and we’re going to continue to push to make Assetto Corsa the greatest racing sim on console and PC.

    You’re all so worth it!"

    Check out the Assetto Corsa sub forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest news regarding the game. Have a look through our epic downloads section, take part in one of our great League and Club Racing events, or simply join in the discussion with you fellow AC fans. Its all in our Assetto Corsa sub forum so join in today!

    Did you enjoy the Console update from Kunos? What are you most looking forward to from the latest information released by the studio? How are you finding the console version of the game? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. "Now free of game breaking FPS issues and screen tearing problems that blighted the title on its initial release"

    Wait... what? Xbox One's version is not even damn near of that, quite "interesting" to even try to claim something like that. And there's plenty of room in graphical quality too to improve.
     
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  3. The game is virtually unplayable on the Xbox One due to graphic issues. I did log a ticket with 505 Games, as suggested, and got only a boilerplate reply saying that "we are looking at the problem." AC is a great sim, but the console version is a hopeless disaster.
     
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  4. Sunny Sky Speed

    Sunny Sky Speed
    Livery Designer Premium Member

    Ouch :unsure:
     
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  5. PS4 is pretty dire too sadly, the PC brigade will soon chip in and blame us somehow, but never blame kunos. Oh and the community blog gives us no time frames for anything, its just words, they had the chance to see where SMS went wrong, but then went ahead and repeated the same mistakes but made them even worse and then unlike SMS don't seem to want to fix them... bunch of fools.
    Stehoano blames it all on console users not being ready for real 'sims' when in the recent past we've had DiRT, SLRE, PCars. Muppets.
     
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  6. Stereo

    Stereo
    Premium Member

    They don't control the console patch approval process, once they think it's done MS/sony have to try it for a while and then tell them whether it's ok to send out.
     
  7. So blame MS, blame Sony, blame the consumer with the console game, weaponise the PC nutters and followers of the cult Stephano and away you go.....

    Even SMS worked out towards the end how to get updates outs on time, just send them to MS/Sony earlier.... shambles, utter shambles, not even sure anymore if the FFB/physics are as good as people rave about, the physics do weird things and the FFB is just fake and same for all cars pretty much. Horrible.
     
  8. :coffee:

    Really...
     
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  9. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    Removed all the OT shitflinging. Let's not go there.
     
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