Assetto Corsa Competizione

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

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'Assetto Corsa Competizione' (ALL) Announces 2nd Lamborghini eSports Competition

by Rainier on May 20, 2021 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT

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.

The first edition of Lamborghini eSports’ The Real Race in 2020 was a major success, attracting more than 2500 drivers from 109 countries. The competition returns for its second year in 2021, with a new and upgraded regional format featuring three tournaments across Europe, America and Asia. Once again, the world’s leading sim racers will compete driving a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO in the simulation racing game Assetto Corsa Competizione, to win an experience at Lamborghini Headquarters in Italy and the opportunity to become the first Lamborghini Official Sim Driver.

Assetto Corsa Competizione was developed alongside car manufacturers and provides a dynamic platform for Lamborghini’s latest racing series. The game is also used by official Lamborghini Squadra Corse test and race drivers in their real-world preparations.

Following 2020’s inaugural competition won by German sim racer Nils Naujoks, this year Lamborghini ESports offers a new global approach to The Real Race. Racers will compete both in traditional Grand Prix and in three Endurance races to earn points within their regional leaderboards.

The luxury super sports car brand will fuel the sim racing community by creating an immersive eSports competition at the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO: the three-times winning car of the Daytona 24 Hours. Lamborghini’s Centro Stile, its in-house design department, has created an exclusive race livery, which is customizable in 12 different versions by competitors, with each car and displaying the trademark logos of partners, Kaspersky and Assetto Corsa Competizione.

The competition will take place in a tournament running from June to November in which racers around the world can sign up for the open qualifiers, running weekdays Monday to Friday. The top 40 players from the open qualifiers go to the closed qualifier hosted every Saturday. Finally, the top 20 participants from the closed qualifiers will enter The Real Race on Sunday, competing twice on the same track. The 10 weekly qualifiers for each region will offer participants the chance to earn points for their respective regional ranking and climb the ladder to become the next regional champion.

“eSports is a field where we want to play a major role.” says Federico Foschini, Lamborghini Chief Marketing & Sales Officer “The Real Race is a six months-long event that allows players to live the thrill of true competition through the preparation and participation in races against some of the best sim racers in the world. We’re proud to host this competition and to offer The Real Race’s winner the opportunity to live a real-life immersive experience in the world of Lamborghini and be provided with the prospect of a career in eSports.”

This second edition of The Real Race strengthens Lamborghini’s support and commitment to the eSports scene. After launching its first digital competition last year, Lamborghini has signed partnerships with major gaming brands on the eSports scene including Rocket League and Asphalt 9: Legends, which now offer players the opportunity to drive Lamborghini models including the Huracán STO and the Essenza SCV12.

The Real Race Calendar

Grand Prix

Endurance Mode

5-13 Jun -Monza
5-11 Jul - Laguna Seca
2-8 Aug - Kyalami
23-29 Aug - Zanvoort
27 Sept - 3Oct - Catalunya
11-17 Oct – Silverstone
22-28 Nov - Misano Adriatico

19-25 Jul – Suzuka
13-19 Sept – Nurburgring
8-14 Nov - Spa Francorchamps

The entire competition will be broadcast on Lamborghini Squadra Corse YouTube channel.

The Real Race 2021 prizepool will include a track experience with the Lamborghini Racing Team and a VIP experience at Lamborghini Headquarters and a chance for the TOP 1 player of each regional ranking to become a Lamborghini Official Sim driver.

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.

Assetto Corsa Competizione is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam) for $39.99.

 


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