Assetto Corsa – Mercedes Benz License Announced

Kunos Simulazioni has announced the next licensing addition to their Assetto Corsa title as Mercedes Benz will be featured in the new title.

More details on which cars from the German car maker will be included aren’t available, Kunos has shared photos of the W196 Formula One car as well as the Sauber C9 prototype racer on Facebook, making these two a likely part of the car list.

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. Assetto Corsa recently got greenlit for Steam as well and will be available on Valve’s popular platform.

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  • Phil Oakley

    Shaping up to be an incredible sim. Can’t wait for it. The icing on the cake really is Steam support.

    • Realkman666

      Yes, you don’t even have to choose the install directory yourself like a peasant!

      • GamerMuscle

        I’m a filthy soup eating peasant. I install most my steam games to a disk based HD, then only a select few games to my SSD. So alas I have to choose , tis a hard life ploughing the fields.

      • Phil Oakley

        Guessing this is meant as a negative against Steam…you can still choose your install directory if you want.

        Just look at the advantages Steam brings – automatic updates for the game, so when online everyone is on the same version, a better multiplayer experience, no license issues, and Steam Workshop, which will ensure, as long as the mod is installed through Workshop, the mod is kept up-to-date.

      • Anonymous

        Steam is not a positive thing.

        Automatic updates are a bad thing in that you cannot CHOOSE to have an older version.
        If content of a game is patched out or censored after release, there is no option for the consumer to play with an older, uncensored version of the game.

        This is all about taking away control from the consumer.

        And let’s not even get started about not owning or being able to resell your games.

        The sad thing is, because it’s owned by valve, everyone seems to lap it up.

      • Phil Oakley

        Eh. I see it as positives outweighing negatives. The fact we’ll finally have a central place for mods and everyone will be kept up to date, meaning very few mismatches will occur on servers, which I see as a huge, huge positive.

      • Paul Todd

        You’re right I only wish studio Reiza would move on to steam. People buy games they would not normally play because of the sales and discounts.

      • Hugo Stiglitz

        True. I would by GSC on a steam sale

      • Lemming77

        Not being able to resell games isn’t such a bad thing imo. Video games depreciate rapidly, and after a year on the market the only games with any value 2nd hand are classics.

        I’ve also never seen games being censored post release. Only on day one, based on regional factors (IE limited violence in Australia and Germany).

        Besides, I don’t think post-release censorship is something we need to worry about in simracing, as there’s nothing in them worth censoring.

      • Hugo Stiglitz

        I feel strongly against reselling games. I think it’s incredibly stupid money wise, and a poor choice in almost all cases even if the money wasn’t an issue.

        That still doesn’t mean DRM is ok. I understand DRM with downloads, that’s expected but disc versions of games should not locked to one account. Not everybody stays to themselves. Some of us have real life friends and don’t like the idea of not being able to let someone borrow something you payed for and supposedly own.

      • GamerMuscle

        Maybe people lap it up because for the most part its actually really good ?

        Sure digital games have many issues and its not perfect but a platform like steam also resolves many issues and brings as many positives as it does negatives.

      • Realkman666

        What are the negatives?

      • Hugo Stiglitz

        And lack of ownership!!! YAAYYY!!!!

      • Roger Wallentin

        Ownership IMO is improved as you have access to your games on any PC at any time anywhere

      • Hugo Stiglitz

        Well I suppose it’s good because the game can never get scratched, or lost but I just don’t like the fact that you don’t actually own it, your account owns it.

      • Anonymous

        Your account owns it?
        I created my steam account using my own personal details, surely I own my details & my account, which includes my own bank details, which I created, sorry Hugo your negative view don’t make sense :)

      • Hugo Stiglitz

        Of course it does. You lose that account for any reason, you lose the games you “own”.

        If you actually owned the game, anything that happens to the account wouldn’t matter but that’s not the case.

        The details you put down on the account are irrelevant, the fact that if you lose the account, you lose the games. Their tied to the account whether you like it or not.

  • Anonymous

    Italie douze points!!!

  • Anonymous

    As for the Sauber C9… I think I will not leave my room any time I’ll be home and just drive that Insanity of a car.

  • Anonymous

    Nice!!!

  • Roger Wallentin

    Wow…. Unbelievable

    This means we will most likely have the SLS AMG road and the GT3 race version as well to compete with the Ferrari 458 and McLaren MP4…

    Not to mention that these classic race cars will be stunning!

    • Marco Hooghuis

      You forgot the BMW’s ;)
      The GT3 field will be awesome with that much variety. I just hope they don’t screw it up like Gran Turismo always does with their unbelievably stupid filters.

  • myvracelog

    Outstanding.

  • damys

    SLS AMG & SLS Race car, SLR MC 722 , SL65 BS and SLK AMG ! : D

  • Racing jason

    absolutely awesome news…as porsche is impossible to license its the best additional manufacturer to join the game!

    3 thumbs up:)

  • Jorge Araujo

    Getting better and better. That’s the Gran Turismo substitute I always wanted: tons of car, great eye candy and superb (from past work of Kunos and the AC Tech) physics.

  • Gulyás Tamás

    super !

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