From Press Release:
STAVELOT, BELGIUM – July 31st, 2018 – During the SRO press conference on Friday, July 27 – held during the 70th edition of the illustrious Total 24 Hours of Spa race – Kunos Simulazioni revealed the release date of Assetto Corsa Competizione, the new official Blancpain GT Series game published by 505 Games. The game will be accessible on PC via Steam’s Early Access program beginning Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Kunos also revealed a new trailer for the upcoming racing simulation game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI-Q-C0koSU.
In his speech, Marco Massarutto, co-founder and brand & product manager of Kunos Simulazioni, introduced some of the features offered by Assetto Corsa Competizione. Offering an extraordinary level of simulation quality that allows players to experience the unique atmosphere of this GT3 Series, the game features official drivers, teams, and all cars & circuits with the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail. Taking full advantage of Unreal Engine 4, Assetto Corsa Competizione will ensure the highest quality rendering with photorealistic weather conditions and graphics to reach a new standard in driving realism and immersion racing. Motion capture technology is used to create the animations of mechanics and drivers in an even more realistic fashion and guarantee a high level of player engagement during races, pit stops and driver changes.
Following the Early Access launch, in September Assetto Corsa Competizione will receive monthly expansion updates to introduce new cars, tracks and features until the final release of the game in early 2019. The final version of the game will also offer a wide selection of difficulty settings, and a deep and efficient rating system, able to offer the perfect multiplayer challenge for any type of driver – from newbies to skilled professionals. Kunos will optimize the game for competitive players with the full sets of racing classes and special events, and the option to face toughest challenge – a full 24-hour race, with options for driver swaps in both single and multiplayer modes.
During the Total 24 Hours of Spa racing weekend, a preview version of Assetto Corsa Competizione was playable in the paddock area of the Spa-Francorshamps circuit, thanks to a special videogame tournament officially supported by SRO Motorsports Group, organizer of the Blancpain GT Series. This was the first e-sports initiative proposed by SRO Motorsports Group for the Blancpain GT Series E-Sports, supported by Pirelli, AK Informatica, RSeat and Fanatec with amazing rewards for the best drivers. The top three virtual pilots of Assetto Corsa Competizione were officially celebrated on the circuit podium:
- 1st: Enzo Bonito (Italy)
- 2nd: Kamil Franczak (Germany)
- 3rd: Hany Alsabti (Germany)
The conference is accessible here:
- Full SRO conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QH6pEZLOek
- ACC presentation (starting at 45’37”): https://youtu.be/fQtiVpa6u4M?t=45m37s
For additional information about Assetto Corsa Competizione, check the Steam product page (https://store.steampowered.com/app/805550) and the official Assetto Corsa website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.