The folks at Kunos Simulazioni don’t seem to understand what rest is. During E3 last month, where every single developer was vying for the spotlight, Kunos announced arguably the biggest, most surprising sim racing news: a little company named Porsche would be joining Assetto Corsa’s stable.
This was followed by info on the upcoming 1.7 version of the game, relayed to us by Kunos’ Stefano Casillo during a livestream. A hint about an upcoming ‘Italian Pack’ was confirmed not even a week later, with the newly-christened ‘Red Pack’ set to arrive a week from today, led by Fangio’s 250F. We’ve now got a new trailer to take in, in preparation for the game’s console release next month.
As expected, the trailer leans heavily on the realism side of the equation, focusing on the accuracy that laser-scanning has provided. Kunos takes us behind the curtain, showing the tracks being built up from scanned data to completed asset. The trailer also highlights the simulated tire buildup, ambient track temperatures, and time of day.
The Youtube description name-checks Spa, Silverstone, Monza, and the ‘Ring, though many more of the game’s tracks are visible at various points. We spotted Mugello, Brands Hatch, Catalunya, and Vallelunga, for example. What’s sure to grab the attention of those looking for more authentic vintage races is Monza’s historic banked section – complete with period-correct open-wheelers – at the 1:30 mark.
Assetto Corsa releases on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One August 26 in Europe, and August 30 in North America.