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Assetto Corsa Competizione

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Racing
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Kunos Simulazioni
Release Date: May 29, 2019

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'Assetto Corsa' (ALL) Franchise Hits €100 Million in Sales, Hires Ferrari Exec.

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2021 @ 6:00 a.m. PST

Assetto Corsa Competizione is a racing simulation game allowing players to experience the real atmosphere of the GT3 series, players can compete against official drivers, teams, accessing to all cars and circuits with the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Developed using Unreal Engine 4 to ensure a visual treat, Assetto Corsa Competizione sets a new standard in driving realism and immersion, including the introduction of variable weather conditions and night races to influence challenge and racing strategies.

Virtual drivers will experience a simulation of the Blancpain GT Series by taking the wheel of one of the game’s featured luxury motorcars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Aston Martins, or choose from a number of other prestigious GT racing cars, all replicated with an outstanding level of detail. Using LaserScan technology, every official circuit has been recreated with precision with the utmost accuracy, a level of detail appreciated by the real-life drivers of Blancpain GT Series who actively took part in the development process and use Assetto Corsa Compatizione to train before the actual races.

Assetto Corsa Competizione will allow players to experience the real atmosphere of the FIA ​​GT3 homologated championship, including official drivers, teams, cars and circuits, reproduced in-game with the highest level of accuracy.

Driving simulation development specialist, Kunos Simulazioni and owner Digital Bros, have unveiled record sales of €100M across all platforms. 

Kunos Simulazioni, established in 2005 by founders Marco Massarutto and Stefano Casillo, was created with the goal of developing industry leading driving simulation software. In 2013, Assetto Corsa went into early access on Steam, quickly becoming a must own for sim racing enthusiasts upon its full launch in December 2014. In August 2016, Digital Bros subsidiary, publisher 505 Games, released the game on PS4 and Xbox One and Assetto Corsa reached an entirely new console audience. The studio was purchased by Digital Bros in 2017. The franchise’s exponential growth has continued, with the release of Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One and PS4 in 2020, with the game coming to next gen consoles later this year.

To further expand the Assetto Corsa franchise into eSports, the company has appointed Valerio Piersanti in December of 2020. Piersanti comes from Ferrari, holding the position of Head of Business Development. Piersanti undertakes the role of Kunos-Simulazioni Vice President for Licensing & Assetto Corsa Partnerships.

“I am excited about this challenge and joining the Digital Bros group organization and I would like to express my gratitude in particular to the Galante brothers for the trust they have placed in me” Piersanti said. “Assetto Corsa is a brand that I have had the privilege of following with Marco Massarutto since the beginning, through to the collaboration set up with Ferrari. Now the goal is to fully exploit the potential it has always shown, and consolidate its positioning and partnerships in a rapidly changing context."

Due to limitations for on-track racing events, the demand for simulation racing in eSports has created a renewed momentum for the industry. Using the franchise, Kunos Simulazioni have developed a new eSport strategy, with champion drivers from the SRO Motorsports Group and F1 drivers such as Charles Leclerc competing against peers, and together with their partners, Kunos Simulazioni is looking forward to another successful SRO E-Sport GT series this spring. 

Assetto Corsa Competizione is the new official game of the Blancpain GT series, named after world-renowned Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain and organized by SRO Motorsports Group.

Key Features:

  • MULTIPLAYER AND SINGLE PLAYER CAPABILITIES: Offering a well-structured ranking system, Assetto Corsa Competizione will evaluate individual performance and driving behavior to reward the most virtuous drivers and promote fair play in online competitions. Efficient matchmaking functions will ensure players can compete with opponents of similar skill level and easily find and join races online. Leaderboards will allow players to compare single lap performance with virtual pilots from around the world with the same car, circuit and weather conditions. Career, Championship and Free Play modes will also be available, offering a customized racing experience for all skill levels.
  • REALISTIC WEATHER CONDITIONS: Competitions of different durations, from Sprint 60’ races to the famous Spa 24H Endurance race, Assetto Corsa Competizione will give players the opportunity to compete in different moments of the entire 24-hour arc under a dynamic weather system, thanks to a highly realistic graphical reproduction of weather conditions and visibility.
  • ACCURATE CIRCUITS: With laser scan technology, every official circuit is recreated with the highest level of precision: All curbs and details perfectly fit their real counterparts to grant a gaming experience as faithful to reality as possible.
  • ADVANCED GRAPHICS AND AUDIO EFFECTS: Unreal Engine 4 guarantees photorealistic rendering and with multi-channel audio sampling of real GT cars, Assetto Corsa Competizione conveys captivating and immersive acoustic surrounding and realistic environmental effects.

Currently available for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam), Assetto Corsa Competizione will be coming to PS5 and Xbox Sereis X|S in 2021.

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