Alongside revealing that Assetto Corsa 2 is in development, the annual company report from Digital Bros — parent company of 505 Games and Kunos Simulazione — has given a launch window for a mobile version of Assetto Corsa, and it’s coming this summer.
We’ve known about the development of the mobile title for a little while now. The first reference to it appeared back in 2019, in the middle of a company statement — and in Italian — and at the time it looked set to be exclusive to Apple platforms. A 2020 company report said only that it was “in development”, without any platform-exclusive detail.
This week’s report confirms that the title is expected to launch in “summer 2021”, which puts it at some point in the next few weeks.
Up to this point in time, there’s been no marketing for the Assetto Corsa mobile game, and that makes it difficult to know quite what to expect. Typically, mobile racing games are not complicated affairs, and require very little from the gamer — some are even simple one-button control games, where timing your tapping is the only challenge.
That would seem at odds with the philosophy behind previous titles in the Assetto Corsa series. Both the original game and the Assetto Corsa Competizione spinoff major in realistic driving physics, something carried through from the PC version to the console ports in both cases.
However, there are more complex mobile titles too, with Grid Autosport and Real Racing 3 managing to bring sim racing to mobile devices. This would be more in-keeping with what we’ve come to expect from the AC games.
Either way though, with a summer 2021 launch window, we likely won’t have to wait long to find out. We’ll bring you more on this as we get it.