Kunos Simulazioni and 505 Games have revealed their plans for the coming months in the world of Assetto Corsa, including Assetto Corsa Competizione for the 9th Gen consoles, new content and a release date for the mobile version. Check out our responsive video above or continue reading below.
The teams behind Assetto Corsa held a lengthy private press event to reveal their plans for the Assetto Corsa group of games. They shared their plans to release Assetto Corsa Competizione on the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles, teased some future content updates for ACC, announced the release date for Assetto Corsa on mobile devices, and more.
Assetto Corsa Competizione Console News
- ACC to be released for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S/X on February 24th, 2022
- Pre-orders are available now
- 9th Gen console versions including DLC will be free upgrades for owners of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions
- 9th Gen ACC will run at 60 FPS
- Private lobbies will be made available to 9th Gen users
- Assetto Corsa for iPhone and iPad will be released August 31st, 2021
- Mobile version available on iOS only
- 59 cars, 9 tracks and 6 game modes included
- New cars and tracks planned for ACC under SRO agreement
- BMW M4 GT3 coming late 2021 or early 2022
- M4 GT3 plus 5 or 6 cars as part of an SRO race series
- Future track pack(s) expected, including more American tracks
- Tire model improvements coming with Gen 9 console release, will be added to PC version as well
- Assetto Corsa 2 currently in early research and development phase
- Ray Tracing will not be added to ACC
- PC version of ACC will not offer private lobbies
- Cross-platform play (PC to console) will not happen
- 9th Gen versions of ACC will not support VR
- New Thrustmaster wheel support in development
- 2021 liveries will be included with the Gen 9 versions of ACC
The mobile version of Assetto Corsa is the first thing fans will be able to get their hands on, with release scheduled for Tuesday. Whether racing sims are viable on handheld devices will be debated for years to come, but the idea of having any version of Assetto Corsa in our pockets is something that’s sure to appeal to many fans.
Although Kunos and 505 Games were vague about the future content for ACC, just knowing more is coming is good news. It’s easy to assume the coming cars outside of the BMW M4 GT3 could be GT2 cars. Competizione’s deal with SRO will continue to dictate the content, and with the majority of the current GT3 and GT4 cars already in place, GT2 is likely next. If this proves true, Competizione players can expect GT2 entries from Audi, Ferrari, KTM, Lamborghini and Porsche. Time will tell.
In addition to the cars, the tease of new tracks is equally intriguing. There were hints that future tracks would include American circuits. If this turns out to be the GT World Challenge America courses, that could mean the addition of Sonoma, Circuit of the Americas, Virginia International, Road America, Watkins Glen, Sebring and Indianapolis. It’s a big wish, but any of these tracks would be a great addition to ACC.
So, lots of exciting things coming from Kunos and 505 games in the future. They haven’t given us much in the way of detail to the forthcoming content for Assetto Corsa Competizione or Assetto Corsa 2, but the news of 9th generation consoles getting proper versions of ACC is a big deal in the console racing world, and most sim racers are probably going to give in to temptation and keep AC in our pockets via mobile.
Let us know your thoughts on the announcements, and which bits of news have you most excited for the future of the Assetto Corsa franchise.