In the world of online racing games, one name stands out for being synonymous with realism and that name is Assetto Corsa. Originally a PC game, and requiring quite a high spec PC to run, Assetto Corsa is finally moving onto console next month. After a series of delays from the original launch date given at last years E3, 505 Games have announced that the 26th of August will see the game launch for consoles in the UK.
Aptly branded “Your Racing Simulator,” Assetto Corsa ups the simulation stakes by emphasizing and focusing on pure physics realism, with precision accuracy across every aspect from the meticulous car handling to the laser-measured tracks.
Players are able to further deepen their playing experience by adjusting the handling and race set-up of each and every car in-game, just as in real life, whereby cars can be individually tuned to cater for your personal racing style. The overall racing experience can be further modified by adjusting everything from driver attributes to collision damage, to deliver a thrilling and true racing experience. All of these features together breed the realism that Assetto Corsa is known and celebrated for.
● Over ninety high-performance cars, including the Team Lotus 98T, the Pagani Zonda R, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Mercedes C9 and the McLaren 650S GT3
● Over twenty different track configurations, from famed courses such as Silverstone Circuit, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, and Nürburgring-Nordschleife
● Single and Multiplayer racing modes, with customizable Race Weekends, preset Challenges or full-scale Career Mode
With only 90 cars available, which doesn’t like sound much compared to Forza 6’s 450 and with only around 15 circuits with a few variations on some of those, it’s the realism that will be this games big draw, and with the likes of Forza 6, ProjectCars and GranTurismo out there already it will be interesting to see how this title fits in alongside some already very well established games of this genre. That said pre-orders are currently being taken for PS4 and Xbox One at a solid £30, knocking a little off the usual price for triple a titles.