Following last month’s excellent next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade, Assetto Corsa Competizione fans can look forward to new content later this month.
A mysterious teaser on the official Assetto Corsa social media accounts confirms that new cars are coming to the revered racing simulation on 23 March.
Unfortunately, Kunos Simulazioni hasn’t announced which cars are coming, but the accompanying teaser video provides a few clues.
New cars coming to Assetto Corsa Competizione 23 March
According to the teaser video, “new challengers” are joining ACC’s car roster on 23 March. While the teaser doesn’t show any of the new cars, we can see each car's silhouette in the shadows. We can also hear samples of each car's engine. It's a reminder that Assetto Corsa Competizione still has some of the most visceral engine sounds in a racing simulation.
One of the silhouettes appears to show the distinctive shape of a Porsche 911 with a massive spoiler. Its engine note also sounds like Porsche's signature flat-six. This is likely to be a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992, which was spotted in a previous video. In the same video, a BMW M2 CS Racing and Ferrari 488 Challenge were also shown.
It probably isn’t a coincidence that ACC is hosting a Ferrari Esports event on 22 March. This makes it more likely that the Ferrari 488 Challenge will be one of the DLC cars. This will be ACC’s first paid DLC pack in over a year – the last DLC was the British GT pack released last February.
Initially, the new car pack will only be available on PC, but it should come to consoles at a later date.
Assetto Corsa 2 is in development
As for what the future holds for Assetto Corsa, Kunos Simulazioni recently confirmed that Assetto Corsa 2 has started development. While ACC uses Unreal Engine 4, the sequel will run on a brand new in-house engine.
In the meantime, a new track pack will be released for ACC this summer, adding new circuits that aren’t linked to the GT World Challenge Europe this summer. Don’t get your hopes up for PSVR 2 support on PS5 though, as Kunos Simulazioni currently has no plans to support Sony’s new VR headset.
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