Assetto Corsa 2 was officially confirmed last week by Digital Bros’ in their 2021 corporate report. Details about AC2 other than its release date are currently unknown, but we can try and predict how many cars will be on offer.
Assetto Corsa Competizione and the original Assetto Corsa both had a good selection of cars available to race. So, will AC2 build on this? We’ve got everything you need to know right here!
Unlike tracks, cars are extremely difficult to predict because there are so many possibilities. At the moment, we don't even have any screenshots nor gameplay to go off. We can go off the racing series that are within ACC, though, to give a more general view of which cars we can expect.
The following series were available in ACC:
- GT World Series
- 2020 GT World Challenge
- Blancpain GT Series
As AC grows its profile, we can expect more series to become officially licenced within the series.
Which series could be added to the library?
Given that AC2 isn't set to be released until 2024, there's a lot that can change between now and launch day. Getting a huge racing series onboard like IndyCar or NASCAR just won't happen, but there are some high-profile series that can join the game.
We could even be aspirational and say that the World Endurance Championship will join AC2. WEC is the highest level of endurance racing and has many other categories that race on the same circuits around the world. This includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most prestigious and challenging races in the world.
As amazing as Le Mans in Assetto Corsa would be, it would be a very expensive series to obtain the licence for. More realistically, something like the American Le Mans series or perhaps even the British Touring Car Championship could be added. We're sure that 505 and Kunos will reveal more closer to the release date of AC2.
Will AC2 take a different approach?
Assetto Corsa have a fairly unique approach when it comes to which cars it includes in its games. Most racing sim games have lots of individual cars included, think of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport. However, ACC utilised licences for different racing series and included all of the cars that competed in it.
We may see AC2 take a more conventional approach to sim racing, but this isn't likely. Part of AC's charm is that it officially licences racing series that don't usually get too much spotlight shined on them. Plus, by having this different approach, AC doesn't directly compete with the giants of sim racing for sales.
For example, if you want to drive a certain Ferrari, you could do so on GT, Forza, AC and potentially, more game series. However, if you want to race the cars of the GT World Series, you can only do so on ACC.
More will be revealed closer to the 2024 release date, but for now, expect an improved ACC rather than a completely different racing sim game. That's not to say that AC2 won't have new features, this will be a far better game than ACC when it hits shelves in 3 years' time.