Assetto Corsa Multiplayer on May 2
Kunos Simulazion announced that the long awaited Assetto Corsa multiplayer functionality will be released on Friday May 2. Under normal circumstances, the next AC update was scheduled for tomorrow, but is now delayed till next week. Kunos Simulazioni stated that there is a very good reason for this delay.
In Italy Liberation Day is celebrated on the 25th of April.Releasing the Multiplayer function on a national public holiday would mean that the developers would not be able to provide sufficient support because the provider that will be used to host the racing servers would not be able to assist should anything go wrong. It is also vitally important that the multiplayer functionalities of the Assetto Corsa Simulator can be carefully monitored on launch day to gather important feedback from this first public test. The Assetto Corsa multiplayer feature will bring the Sim to a new level, and will probably attract even more Sim Racers to compete to this next gen PC racer. The Assetto Corsa Early Access Beta can be purchased for 34,95€ on Steam – http://store.steampowered.com/app/244210
Kunos Dev team Quote:
Dear followers, every year 25th April is celebrated as the Liberation Day in Italy. This day marks the end of fascist regime after the end of the Second World War in 1945, and the day commemorates the people who laid down their lives fighting the fascism. 25th April is a public holiday in Italy. There are robust celebrations around the country to commemorate this day. Large processions are taken out in major parts of the country, and a general sense of celebration and bonhomie is prevalent throughout Italy on this day. The next update of Assetto Corsa Early Access will include the multiplayer mode and was previously scheduled for tomorrow’s release; our work in the last two months has been strongly focused to complete and deliver this feature properly. We have also made investments to set several free public servers for our users and a proper lobby for servers created by, users, leagues, simracing websites and so on. However, due to the 25th April celebration, we might have some issues to get the best possible support from our italian based server provider, right at launch day. Multiplayer is one of the most awaited features for a lot of simracing enthusiasts, but in order to properly test in public the multiplayer mode, we need to get the best technical support possible; for this reason, and also in order to improve multiplayer functionalities and to develop some additional features, tomorrow’s release has been shifted to Friday 2nd, May. This delay will allow us to release the multiplayer in a working day, getting fast and proper support by our provider, if needed. We are pretty sure you understand that we are working at our best to provide the best gaming experience we can. Thank you for your kind support and attention.
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