Earlier this week, Assetto Corsa 2 was officially announced in Digital Bros' 2021 corporate report. Details about AC2 other than its release date are currently unknown, but we can try and predict which circuits will be available.
Assetto Corsa Competizione and the original Assetto Corsa both had a good selection on offer. So, will AC2 build on this? We've got everything you need to know right here!
The likely candidates
Both ACC and the original AC had a similar number of circuits to choose from (between 15-25). Some circuits appeared in both games, albeit some after DLC expansions to Assetto Corsa.
Monza,Imola,Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya,Zandvoort,Spa,Brands Hatch,Silverstone, Laguna Seca and the Nürburgring have all been featured in both Assetto Corsa games. That's no guarantee that they'll return for AC2, but it's certainly a probability given their popularity.
Ones we'd love to see return
Out of the circuits that have only appeared in one AC game, there's quite a few we'd love to see back. The fearsome Nordschleife were all in AC, but didn't return for ACC. ACC brought in Zolder, Hungaroring, Kyalami, Suzuka and Misano and we'd love to see them back for AC2.
ACC also saw the absence of fictional circuits from the series, so don't expect to see them return for AC2.
New tracks to the series
Like mentioned before, there is no official confirmation from the developers when it comes to which circuits will be in AC2, nor how many. So, we can be adventurous with our AC wish list. Here are a few of the tracks we'd love to see in AC2:
- Circuit de la Sarthe (Le Mans)
- Circuit de Monte Carlo
- Road America
- Watkins Glen
- Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos)
- Algarve International Circuit (Portimao)
- Bahrain International Circuit
Which circuits would you like to see featured in AC2? Hit us up on Discord or on Twitter to let us know!
Will we see an expansion?
With each passing addition to the AC series, you want to see more. More cars, more tracks and better graphics and simulation models are what we as racing gamers expect from series. That isn't always the case though, especially when games jump up a console generation.
Take Gran Turismo, for example. Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3 had 100 circuits, but GT Sport on PS4 only has 84. Even after all the expansions, GT Sport still doesn't have as many tracks to offer as its predecessor.
Assetto Corsa is different though, because the number of circuits it has in its locker isn't as high as GT. Although, it isn't cheap to use fully licenced circuits, so we'll have to see what 505 can afford.
With a release date of 2024, though, time is definitely on Kunos Simulazioni's side.