Assetto Corsa – Development Update
Since the release of the latest Technology Demo update, things have gotten a bit quiet around Assetto Corsa.
Now, Marco Massarutto has released a development update, touching on various subjects such as a brand new car to be included, upcoming features as well as the release date:
Ok, some flash news. The inclusion of Pagani Huayra in Assetto Corsa hasn’t been officially revealed but is not a secret anymore, we have collected all data we need to reproduce this ‘hypercar’ at the best.
The AC Tech Preview has had an unexpected impact on our activities, adding a massive interest about our software technology.
This is creating a lot of opportunities for our team, and meanwhile, we are supporting some big-name companies that already take advantage of our software for professional purposes.
This requires time and is one of the reasons of the lack of information released in April. Also, we have received a lot of feedback and suggestions not only by gamers but also by a lot of videogaming journalists and by other people involved in this business, that helped us to reconsider some features and options that should be included in the first release of AC (who said “career” mode?).
We had already scheduled to include some of these features in additional packages, but we believe that the potential of Assetto Corsa has become so high that we must take the right decisions at the right time, also in relation of distribution channels we’ll use to sell and distribute our game.
Soon, we’ll have the answer to the most frequently asked question related to Assetto Corsa: “when?”, cos’ we have a precise date in mind. Also we’ll reveal all main features and contents included in the game, starting to show&talk about gameplay.
Assetto Corsa will be powered by a brand new DirectX 11 graphics engine and will come with advanced features such as blur & DOF. The title will offer extensive modding support as well as ten laser-scanned tracks and fully licensed cars as well as AI – A first for a Kunos title.
The title will be available in 2013, the title will feature licensed cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari, BMW & Lotus.