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Yet More Assetto Corsa 'Highlands' Previews Revealed

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Kunos Simulazioni's Marco Massarutto has been at it again, posting yet more delicious looking images from the upcoming free 'Highlands' race track due to be added to Assetto Corsa.

    With a scheduled release planned for some time this month, the 'Highlands' track is a four configuration fantasy race circuit located somewhere in the Scottish highlands. Promised to offer suitable layouts for high performance machines and the slower road going content found in Assetto Corsa, 'Highlands' could prove to be a nice change of pace for a simulator mainly focused on the cut and thrust world of real life motorsports.

    'Highlands' will be only the second scratch build fantasy track added by Kunos to Assetto Corsa, after the similarly free edition of Black Cat County back in March 2016. What sets the new track apart from BCC however is the Scottish themed scenery and potentially close proximity to the barriers and surrounding street furniture unique to round the houses city tracks. Although some images already revealed due lead us to believe 'Highlands' will have some tight, technical sections, it appears that the track is quite diverse in its design and offers up some much wider and faster sectors that blast out into the open countryside. With four configurations promised by Kunos, we don't yet know if they will be a mix of both wide open road and narrow twisty street sections, or if indeed these configurations make up generally themed unique layouts in their own right.

    We expect 'Highlands' will be released during February alongside the other free piece of content, the monstrous Audi Quattro Group B rally car. Possibly at the same time as a new build update to the game.

    You can check out the previous 'Highlands' preview images here if you missed it first time (or just want another look).

    Assetto Corsa is a racing simulation now available to purchase for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via the Steam network).

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    Do you like the new 'Highlands' previews? Looking forward to sampling this new fantasy circuit in Assetto Corsa? If fantasy designs are not your thing, which real world locations would you like to see added to the sim next? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  3. Paul Jeffrey

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    Am I bad for wishing Knockhill was at the end of one of those roads :roflmao:

    Man I'd seriously love a great version of Knockhill in Assetto. It's such an immensely fun and underrated track.

    Come on Kunos, you know you wanna :D
     
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    How about some previews of the Laguna Seca, instead of "teasing" (promoting) a fantasy track.
     
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    Because there are still months until that track is released, which indicates is in a worse shape for previews compared to this track to be released in less than a month. And the next update is all about this free content, no point now teasing cars and tracks from what will happen in months to come.
     
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    Immediately reminded me of Drive Club...
     
  7. Mr Whippy

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    Is this out yet?

    Either way it's stunning.

    Now I'd have preferred it to be a bit tighter, UK roads are sometimes nice and wide, but they can also be narrow and tighter too.

    Part of the joy of driving real road cars (over half the cars in AC) is driving them on real roads, and the supercars feeling 'too big' for the road and having to learn to brake and not just go NFS full-throttle everywhere.

    So well done KS for making this kind of track... but I'd have preferred a few tighter areas in there too to really let those smaller and less powerful cars come into parity with the ubercars :D

    Cheers

    Dave