Today, Kunos announced the first part of the upcoming Assetto Corsa Bonus Pack DLC, the 1980’s Audi Quattro, which ushered in a new era of technology within the World Rally Championship. To speculate even further, this DLC might include the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003, as Assetto Corsa already shipped with the P 4/5 Competizione, another one of their wild creations.
On one hand, I’m psyched at the announcement due to the possibility of Kunos also working on loose surface physics just to give this car a fictional rally track or two to mess around on, enabling the simulation rally community to move over to Assetto Corsa from the aging Richard Burns Rally, but it’s a shame that more DLC is being announced before shortcomings in Assetto Corsa are being rectified. We still don’t (and probably won’t) have night racing or wet-weather racing, online still doesn’t have enough functionality for anything other than quick pick-up races with a few of your buddies, and the game’s poor DLC integration divides users between those who have purchased the Nurburgring DLC pack, and those who have not. Adding further DLC without rectifying any of these issues, one of which prevents people from simply playing the game with each other, may turn out to be a costly mistake in the long run.