Assetto Corsa has today updated to version 1.6 bringing a host of new features alongside pre-Alpha Virtual Reality support and the Japanese DLC Car Pack. Backed by a sizable changelog perhaps the hot topic of today's new update is the surprise inclusion of the pre-alpha support for Virtual Reality headsets, a move inspired by the recent Kunos community questionnaire asking what features community members wish to see included in the title. Other notable additions in the latest update includes the new addition of 4 wheel steering courtesy of the Nissan Skyline and Mazda RX7 as well as a work in progress All-Wheel-Drive transmission code. As well as today's update, Assetto Corsa fans can now purchase the much anticipated Japanese Car Pack which features 7 new Japanese vehicles including the Mazda MX-5 Cup racing car and Nissan GT-R R34 Skyline V-Spec. Japanese Car Pack full car list: Mazda MX-5 2015 Mazda MX-5 CUP Mazda RX-7 Spirit R + tuned version Toyota Supra MK IV + time attack and drift version Toyota AE86 Trueno + tuned and drift version Nissan 370Z NISMO 2016 Nissan GT-R R34 Skyline V-Spec Changelog 1.6.0 Oculus Rift SDK 1.3 (WIP Pre Alpha) – Fixed self shadowing on tyres Fixed wrong log output Dynamic controllers for turbo boost Added RPMS input to dynamic controllers – Implementation of Scalable Apps Fixed replay Interface Fixed setup info screen Fixed race non progression when player is not moving Improved MP collision system Improved AI fuel handling Fixed Hotlap Mode unlocking achievement through not valid laps – Fixed deltaT for renderAudio Bodywork and horn volumes uses engineVolume – Bodywork’s smoothvalue use a different alpha Added analogic placeholder for car modellers Added option to draw driver’s label on focused car (system\cfg\name_displayer.ini -> DRAW_FOCUSEDCAR) Fixed CameraCar bad nearplane when forcing camera mode change (see exiting from replay) Implementation of Chat App (system\cfg\chat_app.ini) SharedMemory: Moved AirTemp/RoadTemp from Static to Physics, old values in static are deprecated Timing use also the hour/minutes format Fixed GoToPits Cheat to start from the pits. Added 4 Wheel Steer systems (Nissan Skyline , Mazda RX7) acServerManager : storing Driver data also save the current model/skin, so through drag&drop the saved skin can be used on a new slot) Added flags indications for completed session in leaderboards F9 overlay leaderboard is now avoiding red colours for better differentiation of opponent proximity indicators Added new [ASSETTO_CORSA] SIMULATION_VALUE parameter. Increase the number to increase simulation value. Defaults to 0 for obvious reasons Engine performance is now dependent on air density/temperature New AWD transmission code, still WIP (Nissan Skyline & Alfa 155) Fixed pitstop window not appearing when AI retired some car Experimental heating corrections on semislick tyres for Lotus 2-11, Exige Scura, Exige 240 and S3, Lotus Elise SC, KTM X-Bow, Mazda MX5 ND, Toyota AE86 Tuned and Drift BOP for GT3 cars Improved Mercedes AMG GT3 data Important Notes How to Use the Oculus CV1 in Assetto Corsa: Assetto Corsa includes the first pre-alpha support for Oculus for in-game sessions. Run Oculus Home, select “settings”, “general” and enable “Unknown sources”. Then, launch Assetto Corsa: using the launcher, in options/video/display select “Oculus WIP support” as rendering mode. Then, set your favourite driving session, click the start button and put on your Oculus. Once the session is loaded, you can use the mouse pointer to navigate the in-game menu and use and set the apps as you like. Using Oculus with Microsoft Xbox-One Pad/Steering Wheel: Regardless of the controller you use with Assetto Corsa, in this version you need a mouse/keyboard to control the GUI and access the ESC menu. Sounds: By default, Assetto Corsa does not yet feature sounds through the Oculus headset. To use it, you need to enable the Rift headset in your Windows settings. To do it, right click on the speaker icon (you can find the icon in the bottom-right of your Windows desktop) and set Rift headset as default playing device. Driver position: Press CTRL+SPACE to reset the driver position using the Oculus. Using other driving devices, you can reset the driver position pressing look left + look right commands at the same time. Exposure: You can reduce/increase the brightness pressing PgUp/PgDn. The Japanese Car Pack DLC is available to purchase from the steam store now for £3.99. For a limited period of time gamers can save 40% off the retail price on the title and pick the game up for just £17.99. Keep an eye out for some great new community created skins for these latest cars in our RaceDepartment Assetto Corsa Mods section. RaceDepartment hold many great racing events using the Assetto Corsa software, check out our Assetto Corsa Racing Club for your chance to book a place on the grid at one of our many great racing nights. Have you tried the new update and DLC pack yet? What is your car of choice from the new pack? Do you think the CV1 support has been successful? Let us know in the comments section below!