Kunos Simulazioni Announces Assetto Corsa Competizione
A week ago, Kunos Simulazioni implemented an announcement message bar on their website counting down a mystery happening to Wednesday 15 February. Since they did not reveal any details. Many of the community members started speculating about the big mystery. Now the revealing day is upon us, and it seems many Assetto Corsa fans guessed it right.
Kunos Simulazioni proudly presents the upcoming Assetto Corsa Competizione title which will be the new official game of the BLANCPAIN GT SERIES, an official grand touring racing series, named after world-renowned Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain and organized by SRO Motorsports Group.
Judging by the included screenshots and announcement trailer, the title is already in development. Even better, our favorite Italian developer is planning to start its Early Access program this summer via the Steam platform. Update: The dedicated Assetto Corsa Competizione Steam page is online.
Featuring an extraordinary level of simulation quality that allows players to experience the unique atmosphere of this GT3 Series, players can compete against official drivers, teams, cars, and circuits with the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Taking full advantage of Unreal Engine 4, Assetto Corsa Competizione will ensure the highest quality rendering with photorealistic weather conditions and graphics to reach a new standard in driving realism and immersion racing. Players will experience high-speed torque as they get behind the wheel of luxurious speedsters including Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, McLaren’s and many other prestigious GT cars reproduced with an outstanding level of detail. Motion capture technology is used to create the animations of mechanics and drivers in an even more realistic fashion and guarantees a high level of player engagement during races, pit stops, and driver changes.
In the final version of the game, players can expect advanced multiplayer functionality with Assetto Corsa Competizione, including a ranking system which will evaluate individual performance and driving behavior to reward the most virtuous drivers and promote fair play in online competitions.
Stephane Ratel, Founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group:
We are thrilled to announce the release of the first official game for the Blancpain GT Series. Sim racing has become an important market in recent years and one that we are very keen to be involved with. Assetto Corsa Competizione will allow Blancpain GT Series fans the chance to compete as their heroes at their favourite track with extremely high standards of simulation. What’s more, it will bring the series into contact with a brand-new set of followers from the world of gaming, which has already demonstrated close synergy with motorsport. This is a very exciting project and I can’t wait to test drive the finished product.
Marco Massarutto, Co-founder and Brand & Product Manager of Kunos Simulazioni:
This announcement represents a dream come true for us. The Blancpain GT Series license is just the tip of the iceberg. By combining the potential of Unreal Engine 4 and the feedback received from our community, we are producing a completely new simulation aimed to redefine the racing game genre, improving the features that made Assetto Corsa so popular, and introducing those demanded by players for a high-level racing simulation game – with no compromise, and remaining loyal to our philosophy.”
Official Webpage – www.assettocorsa.net/competizione