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Assetto Corsa Track Moddeling Insights & Highlands Previews

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Kunos Simulazioni co-founder Marco Massarutto gives fans a little insight into the work required to create a scratch built circuit for Assetto Corsa.

    In a post on his personal Facebook page earlier today, Marco Massarutto of Kunos Simulazioni shared several images from the development of the new Highlands race track due to be added as free content in Assetto Corsa "very very soon".

    As we already know the Highlands race track will be a fictional creation from the team at Kunos and is to be based on a rural Scottish location consisting of four distinct track layouts. Designed to be suitable for a variety of different vehicles, from low power road cars to high downforce prototype racers, the Highlands track looks like an interesting addition to the game and should prove to be an enjoyable experience. With long open stretches of road intermixed with tight and twisting sectors through a fictional Scottish village, Highlands is an interesting change of pace from the usual content produced by Kunos.

    You can view the comparison pictures and accompanying text from Massarutto below:

    "So, today I would like to let you see what there's under the tip of the iceberg, giving you a very rough idea about the amount of work behind a track (regardless it's fictional or exists in the real world). That's much more that "time cost for modeling", but involves creativity, testing, improvements, remakes, and last but not least, a lot of passion.

    I hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed in making it. BTW, this track has been modeled by just one person.

    [very very] "Soon™"


    No exact release date has been given by Kunos on when to expect release of the Highlands circuit, however with the comments from Massarutto's Facebook post it looks like fans will not be waiting long until it's time to get their hands on the new track. As always stay tuned to RaceDepartment for news and updates as and when they become available.

    Assetto Corsa is a racing simulation for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

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    Did you enjoy the insight on track building from Massarutto? Looking forward to trying out the Highlands track? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Jimlaad43

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    Having struggled for a few years to produce anything vaguely realistic, I have a lot of respect for the amount of work required to make the masterpieces that Kunos keep bringing out. Looks awesome and I cannot wait to see it.
     
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  3. Fat Rich

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    Bah, I refuse to drive this track.... it's clearly even wider than Black Cat County.

    Even worse it looks really short.... like.... what????? Two car lengths??? :confused:

    :sneaky:;):p:whistling:
     
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  4. Riblo

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    That track is so sexy!
    It seems the perfect piace to drive road cars...
     
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  5. Blimey

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    Perfect for singleplayer, something I don't play.
     
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  6. edzio

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    @Blimey - Thank you for that super important confession, our lives are now complete.

    As for the track, I'm looking forward to it, but I would love to see some twisty mountain roads like for e.g. Stelvio Pass in the future.
     
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  7. Blimey

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    whoa, I'm not allowed to have my say? I guess I must be a shill to be allowed to do anything in life.
     
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  8. Ricoow

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    The city part of the track would make for a good Goodwood Festival of Speed like events :p
     
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  9. Dirk Steffen

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    I do hope to get some very tight, twisty and ondulated B-road here but so far it looks like a Scottish Autobahn to race McLaren P1 vs Ferrari the Ferrari and Porsche 918 :-(
     
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  10. Urlauber

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    Hey, we have a Sparco promo code "hidden" in the second pic :whistling:
     
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  11. Fat Rich

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    Looks that way from the video, but they talk about there being 4 layouts and one of them being tighter and twistier.

    Fingers crossed, have to wait and see :)

    I'm not usually a fan of fantasy tracks but I'm actually looking forward to this one.
     
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  12. jim lloyd

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    Personnally i love seeing WIP images like this. gives me real insights to the process of track building, i cant wait to have a blast round this track, that said only grumble i have IMO the normal map for the waves on the lake is scaled to large. i don't think i have ever seen waves that big on any inland lake, even in a force gale storm.
     
  13. protonv5

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    ooh, cool. Thanks Kunos. A lot of work to put in, no doubt. Can't wait to check it out. :)
     
  14. Vincent.C

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    Update is here !!!! New track for free and new car for free !
     
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  15. protonv5

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    Yessss! Will download now! Thanks for the heads up!
     
  16. Albert McSaltens

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    Tailored to perfection..
    new highlands track great NM setting....[​IMG]
     
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    *Tailored
     
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  18. Riblo

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    Great! What car? 911 RSR or another one?
     
  19. Vincent.C

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    Another one, Audi Quattro E2 S1.
     
  20. Riblo

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    Great car... Pity in AC we still don't have proper rally tracks...