In its Half Year Financial Report for the first half of the fiscal year 2022/2023, Digital Bros, the Italian video game company that publishes, games under its 505 Games subsidiary brand has confirmed that Assetto Corsa, which is intellectual property owned by the Group and developed by Kunos Simulazioni exceeded 12 million Euros in revenue in the reported period.
It is not a secret that Kunos Simulazioni is currently working on a follow-up for its original Assetto Corsa game. It was already hinted that the new title had a projected release window somewhere in 2024. Now the release date has been narrowed down.
Interestingly the preciously mentioned financial report confirms that a new installment of the successful Assetto Corsa racing simulator is scheduled for a Spring 2024 release.
Until now, not many details regarding the development of the new title have been shared, nor is it clear which platforms the upcoming installment will support. Looking at the commercial success of both the PC and console releases of the previous iterations, it is safe to assume that the new title will appear on the same platforms.
What we do know (confirmed by Marco Massarutto, co-founder and Executive Manager of Kunos Simulazioni) is that Assetto Corsa 2 will be powered by Kunos Simulazioni’s proprietary game engine instead of the Unreal Engine 4 as used for the Assetto Corsa Competizione title.
I will keep you posted when more (official) details become available.
Digital Bros Quote:
First launched in 2014, Assetto Corsa is a car racing simulator, developed by the internal studio Kunos Simulazioni S.r.l. Assetto Corsa faithfully recreates the performance and the driving experience of real cars, replicating tyre grip, aerodynamic impact, engine parameters as well as different weather conditions.
Nearly one hundred cars are available to choose from, reproduced in collaboration with the most prestigious automotive manufacturers, and that can be driven on legendary circuits including Silverstone, Monza, Nürburgring-Nordschleife, Barcelona, Brands Hatch, Spa Francorchamps.
All circuits are recreated using Laser Scan technology so that each bump, curb and slope is a perfect match to the real counterpart. Assetto Corsa can be played in fully customizable single player and multiplayer modes including quick races, race weekends and free practice sessions, qualifying session and race day.
Launched in 2018, Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official Blancplain GT World Challenge video game and the official video game of FIA Motorgames Esport Tournament. The second version of Assetto Corsa is currently in development and its launch is scheduled for Spring 2024. The Assetto Corsa franchise has generated revenues exceeding Euro 104 million with over 28 million copies sold as at December 31st, 2022.
Official Webpage – www.assettocorsa.net/competizione