Next Gen version isn't still in development as Marco masarutto stated in a Italian interview a couple of days ago
They abandoned the next-gen version? No, that is hugely disappointing! Thanks for the heads-up as it puts it to bed.
Quote from the guy who posted on Kunos forums...
“Marco talks, among other things, about the differences between PC and Console versions of ACC, patch delivering process and delays for consoles and the impact of Covid on the development of the console version of the game.
He apologizes for not being what console players expected but he knows that and their working on it.
The interviewers asks him about the New Gen Console version of ACC and from Marco's answer it seems like the development hasn't even started yet but from the way he reacts to the question it could be like he's not giving details on purpose waiting for an official announcement but doesn't give any timeline about it.”
SimRacing Unlimited: You are currently developing a version of ACC for the new PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. What are the advantages of the improved hardware?
Marco Massarutto: Well, Unreal Engine 4 is quite demanding in terms of performance and the new generation of consoles can handle the whole process better, granting a more stable frame rate, a higher resolution, etc
This is two days after that video interview, basically a completely opposite reply to the same question in the video.