Assetto Corsa Evo PS5: Will Asseto Corsa 2 be on PS5?

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Assetto Corsa 2 PS5

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A new Assetto Corsa title is on the way. Digital Bros, the parent company of 505 Games and Kunos Simulazioni, has confirmed that Assetto Corsa is getting a sequel. But is Assetto Corsa Evo (Assetto Corsa 2) coming to PS5?

With the astronomical success of Assetto Corsa Competizione, a new AC title was a matter of time. Sim racing fans are limited to Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport on consoles, but this will finally change when Assetto Corsa 2 arrives.

We've got everything you need to know about Assetto Corsa Evo on PS5 right here.

Latest news: First Assetto Corsa Evo screenshot allegedly emerges

As we wait for the official reveal, the first Assetto Corsa Evo screenshot has allegedly emerged online. Shared by Italian gaming magazine, the screenshot allegedly shows an immacuately rendered interior of a Hyundai i20 N.

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In addition, Kunos Simulazioni co-founder Marco Massarutto confirmed that Assetto Corsa Evo will support VR from "day zero."

"VR fans [can be] rest assured," he teased. This commitment is welcome news for VR fans.

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Digital Bros' financial report confirms that Assetto Corsa Evo is heading to consoles. While a PS5 release is yet to be confirmed, Assetto Corsa Evo will almost certainly launch on Sony's current-gen console. On PS5, Assetto Corsa Evo should run at 4K and 60fps, but Kunos has yet to confirm this.

A PS4 is unlikely as Kunos will want to take full advantage of the current-gen consoles to deliver the best possible graphics and physics.

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Sony is leading the console race this generation and the PS5 will still be popular for years to come. What is less certain, however, is the release date.

Release date prediction

While the PC version is slated for a Summer 2024 release, the console versions of Assetto Corsa Evo are planned for the "long term." This implies the PS5 version will launch after the initial PC release.

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This isn't unusual though as console ports of past games have arrived at least one year after the initial PC release. Looking back at the original game, Assetto Corsa was released on PC in December 2014 before coming to PS4 and Xbox One a few years later in August 2016.

Assetto Corsa Competizione, on the other hand, was ported to PS4 13 months after the initial PC release before coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2022.

As a result, we expect Assetto Corsa Evo to arrive on PS5 in late 2024 or sometime in 2025.

New engine

Not much else is known about Assetto Corsa Evo at this stage. What we do know, however, is that Assetto Corsa Evo will be built on a brand-new in-house engine rather than Unreal Engine 5.

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This was also the case for the original game but not Assetto Corsa Competizione, which utilises Unreal Engine 4.

Will Assetto Corsa Evo rival Gran Turismo 7?

We also expect Assetto Corsa Evo to focus on road cars as well as thoroughbred racing cars. This means the car roster will have more variety than Assetto Corsa Competizione, which only includes GT racing cars, allowing Assetto Corsa Evp to compete with Gran Turismo 7.

Kunos is a smaller team than Polyphony Digital, so we're not expecting Assetto Corsa Evo to match Gran Turismo 7's car and track numbers. But based on the Italian studio’s track record, Assetto Corsa Evo's driving physics will be best in class on consoles.
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