ACC: First Preview of Paul Ricard Revealed

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Marco Massarutto has teased a first image of a soaking wet Paul Ricard circuit in Assetto Corsa Competizione - demonstrating a frighteningly lifelike looking image.


Now let us all be honest here, Paul Ricard in its modern configuration isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea when it comes to racing circuits of choice, the once legendary track having had something of a makeover in recent years to become instantly recognisable from the TV screen, but practically impossible to tell where one is driving when out on the circuit.

Thanks to the wonders of modern asphalt technology, the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track is something rather unique in the racing world - but man is it difficult to pick out where those corners are!

Coming very soon as part of the Steam Early Access release programme for Assetto Corsa Competizione, Kunos Simulazioni own Marco Massarutto couldn't help but spread some of the excitement by pushing out an early preview of the track under wet conditions - an image that really does showcase what is an incredible graphics engine in play with this already very impressive feeling racing simulation.

So there you go folks - Paul Ricard is ACC first look. Looks pretty good doesn't it? - even if the track is awful!


Don't forget to check our review article and video, found HERE.

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erba72

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I hope they did the abrasive asphalt on the outside of the track (red and blues stripes are abrasive)
 

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Excited for Paul Ricard coming to ACC? Enjoying the title so far?
Always excited for new content, whatever it is....BUT this Paul Ricard track is not a personal favorite I would have to admit...although I am looking forward to getting the BMW with this update.....and Absolutely enjoying this title.:D
 
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Toonces

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In RW races I was always miraculously quick in the wet...apparently because (as my cohorts told me) I was too stupid to slow down. Alas, that preternatural boost seems to have abandoned me....
 

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The Paul Richard track is definitly not one of my favorites, but I take it as a part of the blanc pain story.

But I am really suprised by the statement "already very impressive feeling racing simulation". The current implementation of controls is nothing less than a joke. Take a deep dive in the corresponding support forum. A lot of users complain about twitchy steering and the missing of basic control setup parameters. That is far away from being impressive. That is poor.

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Wait...am I the only one who likes Paul Ricard? Yea the corners are sometimes hard to see, but hey...IRL racers/sim-racers didn't get into racing because it's easy, right? At least when you run off into Joseph's runoff-zone of many colors, you're usually far away from any walls :D

and YES, that image is really something amazing...and thankfully I can actually believe this comes from the game itself and isn't a render (unlike some other recently released titles... :whistling: )
 

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But I am really suprised by the statement "already very impressive feeling racing simulation". The current implementation of controls is nothing less than a joke. Take a deep dive in the corresponding support forum. A lot of users complain about twitchy steering and the missing of basic control setup parameters. That is far away from being impressive. That is poor.

Cheers
Two words (this time, in super slo-mo):

EARL-LEEEEEEEEEE.....AKKKKK-SESSSSSSSSSS......

 

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Aside from the obvious aesthetic reasons, I actually find Paul Ricard a super enjoyable track to drive. It's a really interesting layout and it has something for everyone.
 
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Emery

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"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got three screens"

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Seriously, though, the screenshot is good. Alas, I won't be experiencing it until there is triple screen support.
 

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"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got three screens"

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Seriously, though, the screenshot is good. Alas, I won't be experiencing it until there is triple screen support.
I hear you. I'm really holding out hope that they implement it...but based on what I've heard it may not happen, plus the fact that it's never mentioned in the Early Access Roadmap is even more disheartening.
 
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Paul Ricard is always one of my favorite mod in AC, I quite like the look and flow of it. Looking forward to the release.
 

Merlin59

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The BMW is very anticipated as is Paul Ricard. This sim is shaping up. It's not there but that's why it's early access. I don't play it so much now because next to others there is not so much to do. I'm sure that will change though as we see a complete sim come together. Not there yet but surely an impressive start. Sadly further along than some that say their finished. :)
 

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"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got three screens"

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Seriously, though, the screenshot is good. Alas, I won't be experiencing it until there is triple screen support.
Yes, I think you've mentioned this before. :D