Good news, everyone! A new Assetto Corsa title is on the way! Digital Bros, the parent company of 505 games and Kunos Simulazioni, have confirmed a new AC game and its release date in its 2021 corporate report.
Because of the success of Assetto Corsa Competizione, a new AC title was inevitable. For the first time though, we have official confirmation of the upcoming title. What consoles will Assetto Corsa 2 be released on though? And will be making its way to PlayStation 5? We have everything you need to know right here!
Assetto Corsa 2
Digital Bros' monthly report stated that Assetto Corsa 2 will be released in 2024 and is currently "in development". Looking back to AC Competizione, this title was released in 2019 exclusively on PC. ACC was later released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2020.
ACC has received a lot of love on console since being released outside of PC, but will AC2 be released simultaneously on all systems? It's certainly possible, given that Kunos will be working on the title for the next three years. That would help to explain the long lead time but making a racing sim as detailed as AC takes many years.
Just look at Gran Turismo 7, for example. GT7 was announced back in June 2020, and we've heard nothing in a year. If GT7 is released in 2022, it'll be ahead of schedule and it's the exact same story for Forza Motorsport too.
So, given that the initial release of AC2 will be in 2024, it could take until 2025 for the game to be available on PlayStation.
As for any other details about AC2, there unfortunately aren't any. We don't even know what the title will be, "Assetto Corsa 2" is just a placeholder for the moment. We can assume that the Unreal Engine 5 will run AC2 when it's released, as this has just been launched.
What about the next next-gen?
2024 is a long way off, three years to be exact. So, will the PlayStation 5 still be Sony's latest home video game console by the time that AC2 is released?
Well, given that the gap between the PlayStation 4 and PS5 being released was seven years, it's likely we won't see a PlayStation 6 until at least 2026. Plus, there would be no point releasing a new system until a significant technological leap in gaming technology is available, which hasn't happened yet.
So, expect Assetto Corsa 2 to be released on PS5 in 2024 or 2025!