Assetto Corsa – More On The Pre-Order Delay
Kunos Simulazioni has shared some more information about the much-discussed pre-order start delay of Assetto Corsa.
As revealed by the studio’s statement below, the delay does not stem from production or development problems but was instead caused by bureaucratic issues.
Time to make some clarification about the rumours related to pre-orders.
We confirm we worked on this matter in the last two months. When the entire process was almost ready to be started, our lead programmer unofficially confirmed on his personal twitter account that pre-orders would start very soon. This was supposed to be true. Sadly, in our Country (Italy) the laws related to e-commerce are very complicated and inadequate for the digital distribution. At the last minute, just a couple of days before to launch the pre-order, we have been informed about some additional documentation and rules that don’t allow us to start the pre-order phase already set. This has nothing to do with Steam nor with the development of the game, it’s just burocracy. We understand you can be disappointed about it, but well, you can figure how much we are too.
Anyway, if we made any mistake or lack in communication, we apologise for it. Everyone can make mistakes, we are not better than any other.
Now we are working on a different strategy, with the aim to meet -as soon as possible – your wishes and our needs. As soon as we are able to give you more information, we’ll update you with more details, through our official channels. Meanwhile, thank you for your kind patience and support.
All pre-order customers will receive their first DLC content pack for free, consisting of Spa Francorchamps and several car models. The DLC pack will be available 6-8 weeks after the release of the initial version.
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 and will be available on Valve’s popular platform as well.