AC Competizione will once again be playable at the Total Spa 24H later this month - with an Early Access release date reveal to come too! I suppose it is fair to say ACC doesn't really need much introduction to our readers here at RaceDepartment, so I'll spare you the few lines of text waxing lyrical about the Blancpain licence, night and day and weather representation, quality mix of cars, physics, features and all that stuff and get straight to the point.. Kunos Simulazioni have taken to social media earlier today to confirm that the upcoming Assetto Corsa Competizione racing simulation will be available for members of the public to play at Spa, the new Blancpain GT Series game having a dedicated space within the paddock at the famous circuit as Kunos look to again show the work in progress title to members of the racing public. Although you will need a paddock pass to get into the area where Kunos will be showing ACC, confirmation that a playable version of the title is another positive boost for gamers excited to get their hands on some action before the new sim releases to Steam Early Access later this year.. oh and about that, Kunos have also confirmed Spa will be the location where the Italian developers confirm the release date to Early Access for the sim.. so double excitement, even for those who can't make it over to Belgium for the race itself.. On another ACC related topic, Marco Massarutto also took the time to respond to community members concerned that Assetto Corsa Competizione is set to be optimised for Nvidia software, rightly rubbishing the assumption that ACC will work better on Nvidia hardware than other major GPU manufacturers, whist also going on to confirm that the cars not yet seen in ACC gameplay videos that participate in Blancpain are under development, and will be revealed in due course: "Some few notes for RD users: I had an interview with NVIDIA because NVIDIA asked for it, not because we are providing any special optimization for NVIDIA (also because we are not EPIC Games, but Kunos Simulazioni, and the game engine is made by Epic, so any particular optimization must come from them, not from us). So I can just say "thank you" to NVIDIA for the kind visibility and support they are giving us. If AMD will contact us for any interview, to support us with specific features, to provide us their hardware for testing and evaluation, I will be glad to answer to their questions, too. BTW, please learn once for all (hopefully...) that there is NO reason WHY a game developer should not support at its best ANY possible hardware, if this means to make one more user happier, and to sell one more copy of its product. So, the option "let me put these two code lines to make the game better on NVIDIA and worse on AMD cards.." doesn't exist in the real world. Of course, if you want badly to blame someone when NVIDIA or AMD provides specific drivers (at their side) that makes a particular game better, probably you should blame the other one because it didn't, not the game developer that, please remember - always wants to sell as many copies as possible of its game, to any possible hardware owner, including Commodore 64 owners, wherever is possible. About the cars: you didn't see yet the BMW, the Bentley, the Jaguar and so on because are still under development, or because we are waiting for the approvals from the respective Brands and SRO. As soon as possible we'll provide you some WIP screens to make you happy. EDIT: About options once you are ingame: many of the options (video, sounds, etc) will be accessible so that you don't need to come back to main menu and load the session again (BTW, loading times seem to be very fast)." For those who are interested, the article to which Marco refers can be read HERE. Assetto Corsa Competizione should be available on Steam Early Access Summer 2018. Check out the Assetto Corsa Competizione here at RaceDepartment for the latest news and discussions regarding this exciting upcoming sim. We intend to host some quality League and Club Racing events as well as hosting some great community created mods (we hope!). Join in the discussion today. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Twitch Going to Spa? Looking forward to ACC? When do you think Early Access will be made available? Let us know in the comments section below!