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Featured Assetto Corsa Press Event (Live Blog)

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Bram, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

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    RaceDepartment is present today in Bella Italia to witness the Assetto Corsa press event. With a live blog we'll do our best to inform our readers what's going on at the Vallelunga Circuit, where the top gaming magazines and websites are attending.

    For RaceDepartment @Marco Bijl and @Ole Marius Myrvold are visiting the headquarters of Kunos Simulazioni and will return loaded with stunning photographs, (on board) footage of exclusive racing cars and of course the latest about the game it self.


    16:40 CEST: Live blog closed for now. Time to get into the real racing cars, strap that GoPro camera where it should be and do some recording for our YouTube audience. After the racing its time for a (goatee?) party at the circuit!

    16:32 CEST: Toyota GT86 confirmed for the game.

    16:31 CEST: Pit Stops will be multiplayer only so far.

    16:30 CEST: There will be a completely new sound engine, for exterior sounds especially. To include a lot more of the sounds that Assetto Corsa lacks at the moment.

    16:05 CEST: Spotted in the on site Assetto Corsa Beta Build and on the racing circuit, the mighty Toyota GT86. Click here for the image.

    15:50 CEST: Facepalm of the Day. Going out on track to drive the McLaren MP4-12C and then you set the engine on fire! Click here for the images. It wasn't us we swear :)

    15:23 CEST: We are making (on board) video footage at the event as well. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to not miss out when the videos are released.

    15:00 CEST: Kunos are weighing between two different career modes. 1) A more forced. That you have to score a certain amount of points to progress. 2) Or another that's more free. So you can choose between events to progress. With the second way they can include long races and drifting more easily.

    14:56 CEST: Confirmed: "The LaFerrari is using KERS as Traction Control. When the car notices wheelspin. The KERS will brake to reduce wheelspin. And by doing that. It will also recharge when doing that. That's working ingame!"

    14:54 CEST: Stefano Casillo starts his lecture about "Simulation" and why its different in Assetto Corsa. Click here for the images

    14:38 CEST: Drooling over the Ferrari. Can we take her for a spin today?

    14:26 CEST: Official Oculus Rift support confirmed

    14:21 CEST: Flatspotting is coming!

    14:16 CEST: Press conference is starting....in Italian :) Noi parliamo italiano Kunos! click here for the images

    14:12 CEST: The Nissan GTR will come to Assetto Corsa in two versions. A free for all Nissan GTR Road Car and a paid Nissan GTR Race Car as DLC.

    14:07 CEST: Confirmed on paper, the new Nissan GT-R, now laserscanned in the game in real life on the track. click here for the images

    13:55 CEST: How the simulator developed over time.

    13:30 CEST: First pictures are in!

    For more on Assetto Corsa make sure to visit the forums, up- and download your favorite mods and share your videos and photos with the rest of the community.

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  2. Oh yeah, sunny Italy, race cars & our people are on the job!
  3. The pictures are nice, and I am jealous of the fun you guys are going to have for sure; that being said, any ETA on when you will share the reason for this gathering at the Kunos office?
  4. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Member Premium Member

    All will become apparent soon Michael :sneaky:

    As much as I hate the 2-Eleven in game, that Candy red one with the white racing stripes and white rims looks fantastic! :confused::inlove:
  5. Yes it does...Do you know if they are making laps using the whole track or just the Club circuit?
  6. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Member Premium Member

    That I don't know unfortunately. I hope it's the full track.
    I guess we'll see in the next couple of days when Marco and Ole get back and upload the photos and video footage :)
  7. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The New Nissan GTR!

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  8. Fantastic news, Ι envy you guys!:p
  9. looks like a CSWv2 on the right in that sim photo... One on the left might be a CSWv1, not sure. Are they offering a set of differing sim options to try, or is it Fanatec only?
  10. Andreas Knöpke

    Andreas Knöpke
    Let's drive side by side! Premium Member

    There was a Fanatec banner somewhere in the pitlane, so I'd expect it to be Fanatec-only :)
  11. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Assorted images from the press conference (and before and after).

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  12. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    Fanatec with rSeat seats and motion. The motion included oculus rift 2.
  13. I understand "Monday at work " is much different of what I am used to :D
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  14. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Our two reporters can't wait to take this car out on track for a spin! The gorgeous Ferrari . #GoPro #FTW Assetto Corsa Press Event 016.jpg Assetto Corsa Press Event 017.jpg
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  15. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    I'll tell when I know. I'm not going around the track ;)
  16. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    Make that one ;)
  17. beautiful car!
  18. It's a F430 ;)
    You're so excited hehe
  19. Jay Ekkel

    Jay Ekkel
    Kylotonn Games

    Looks like a cool press event!

    Thats not a 458 btw ;)
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