It was quite an announcement that Kunos Simulazioni made last week with Assetto Corsa Competizione and overall, it was very well received. Not only will the game introduce many community-requested features, but it also marks the beginning of a whole new development process with the Unreal Engine 4, which sadly also means that Assetto Corsa development has now come to an end.
We Want Answers!
As the ACC announcement also left room for a few questions, Kunos Simulazioni took the time to answer them in a dedicated blog post, which you can view right here. Otherwise, check out a shorter version below:
What is Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Stand-alone game with Blancpain license, focused on GT3 racing. No addon, no extension, no spin-off.
Is AC Competizione a spin-off of Assetto Corsa?
Nope. Whole new game and whole new development altogether. Previously acquired know-how and date will obviously be used though.
Will AC Competizione be available on PC Steam only, or on console too?
As of now, only Steam (Early Access). A possible console launch is not off the table as it seems, but should there be plans, they are still (very) far away.
Does AC Competizione use the UE4 Engine’s physics?
No. It will use an evolution of Assetto Corsa’s physics engine.
What is going to happen to Assetto Corsa now you’re working on Competizione?
Development has wrapped up. Game/ multiplayer servers will be kept up as long as possible.
Why the Blancpain GT Series? What does make it so special?
To stand out in the world of sim racing titles, which offer great variety but also compromises in terms of the individual series, Kunos decided to focus on one series only and in turn simulate all the ever so small and fine details in the best possible manner. The choice of the Blancpain GT series is based on community feedback, which included Sprint races, endurance, night racing, driver swaps and official teams and drivers.
Will we see a day / night cycle in Assetto Corsa Competizione?
What are the recommended system requirements for Assetto Corsa Competizione?
It is too early to tell really, but the current minimum is based around an i5-2500/AMD FX-8100, 4 GB of RAM and a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 760 (or equivalent).
Will Assetto Corsa Competizione be moddable? And will modders be able to port their work onto AC Competizione?
There will be no modding support. Whilst this may sound harsh and unthankful, Kunos is fully aware of how much importance the modding community was to the success of Assetto Corsa. However, as Assetto Corsa Competizione is a nearly scratch-built project (again), using a third party engine which first of all does not support existing modding content and secondly, the team is not familiar with, bringing game development and modding support under one umbrella is sheer not possible for the team as Kunos states.