Assetto Corsa Competizione First Next-Gen Console Gameplay, Launches February 22

Kunos Simulazioni has release the first official gameplay footage of its “next-gen” version of Assetto Corsa Competizione, and a little extra good news for players who just can’t wait: it will release the title early!

Originally slated for February 24, ACC for ninth-generation consoles will now in fact arrive on February 22. That means that players will be able to pick up the title for their PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series console two days before they were expecting.

Of course those of you who already have the consoles will be able to play the PS4/XB1 version of ACC already, thanks to backwards compatibility, but this will be a new version specifically designed for the new consoles, which means they will take advantage of all the technical improvements rather than simply running in legacy modes.

Even better news for players currently running the eight-generation console version of Competizione is that you’ll be able to upgrade for free on both platforms, and carry all your save data and owned DLC across with you, to pick up where you left off.

As well as the base version of the game, there’s also a special Day One Edition (although it should now be called the Day Minus One Edition), which adds the 2020 World Challenge DLC pack. This includes the Imola circuit, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, as well as the Ferrari 488 Evo and Mercedes-AMG Evo, and official liveries from the 2020 season.

Whichever version you get though, you can expect 4K resolution at a fixed 60fps (it’s unclear what the resolution will be on the Series S), The updated 2021 liveries are included with both versions, and the BMW M4 GT3 will also be in the bundle for free too.

ACC will feature dynamic weather and time on all 19 of the game’s tracks (base and DLC), and console players even get one additional benefit missing from the PC title: private lobbies. Kunos has also recently upgraded the online multiplayer capacity to 30 cars, from 24 previously.

A new DLC pack is also on its way soon for all versions, although we’re not entirely sure what it will consist of other than 6-7 “very different cars” from the SRO umbrella.

You’ll be able to pick up the dedicated PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series version of Assetto Corsa Competizione on February 22, and as a free digital upgrade from the disc and digital versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One title.