Kunos Simulazioni and publisher 505 Games have confirmed that the V1.8 update for the console version of the Assetto Corsa Competizione racing simulator will be deployed on September 29th on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The DLC will be arriving on console sometime between November and the end of the year.
The PC version of the v1.8 update was released back in November 2021. Now console users will be able to experience the same upgraded gameplay.
The new update features a new 400hz physics engine, and mainly focuses on the physics and handling of the cars while the force feedback system has been improved, to better translate these dynamics to the steering wheel.
A new tire model causes the tires to be more sensitive over the course of a race which can change a number of things with your possible driving style. Scrubbing the tires can lead to increased wear and loss of grip, this will reduce the longevity of the rubber and could result in a drop-off in lap times. Scrubbing and sliding are not the only things that can further impact wear. Set-up plays an even more important role and adjusting the camber can greatly alter the grip of the outside, middle, and inside of the tire.
Furthermore, the update also introduces the tire temperature window. Heat generation is improved and tire temperatures won’t drop off anywhere near as quickly as they once did. This allows you to get out on track right away to maximize running time without risking the lap time.
Additionally, traction control simulation is greatly improved and will feel even more realistic, allowing you to balance your settings and fine-tune the traction control between ultimate pace and on-track safety. These changes paired with an improved suspension model will allow you to feel like you are at one with the car.
The wet weather tire has been greatly improved and provides a much more realistic feel for the driver through the force feedback. The new wet weather tire model reacts in an even more realistic way to puddles, wet curbs, paint on track, and changing conditions.
PC users who have yet to try out ACC may now have the perfect opportunity, as the PC version of the game is currently on offer via Steam for €13,59. ( 66% price reduction)
The Intercontinental GT Pack DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione is available via Steam for €5,99 (60% price reduction), while the GT4 Pack DLC is available for €7,99 (60% price reduction). The 2020 GT World Challenge season DLC pack is available via Steam for €3,59. (60% price reduction) The American Track Pack DLC is now priced at €7,19. (60% price reduction)
Official Webpage – www.assettocorsa.net/competizione