Two hours ago, Kunos Simulazioni revealed the first of several cars to be included in Assetto Corsa’s THIRD premium DLC pack: Jim Clark’s Lotus 25 from the 1962 Formula One Season.
Dream Pack #3 will most likely keep in line with the previous premium DLC packs Kunos have released for the popular yet controversial Italian racing sim, featuring ten bold cars and an entirely new track. Dream Pack #2 was released only a few short weeks ago.
Unfortunately, insider information revealed to us last night may cause the diehard sim racers who own Assetto Corsa to worry about the title’s future. Kunos and 505 Games are hoping to have the title out on consoles for an early 2016 release, meaning the sim’s current state on home computers will closely reflect the experiences Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will have with Assetto Corsa in a few months time.
The team is also said to be tweaking aspects of the physics engine under the hood in order to win over the casual audience, as a fully hardcore racing simulation would be too punishing for the console masses. In particular, our anonymous source described Kunos having to re-do the braking behavior on the Lamborghini Countach, as the Italian developers believed many people would not be able to handle the extremely delicate brakes that came stock with the legendary 1980’s Lamborghini. Upsetting the hardcore guys even more, brake fade will not be featured within Assetto Corsa, as Kunos believe that brake fade does not play an important factor in modern race cars.
Regardless of how you feel about Assetto Corsa, it’s now time to speculate about the rest of the content to be included in Dream Pack #3. My personal guess is either a modern Audi or Toyota Le Mans prototype, as it’s been a poorly kept secret that we’d be getting those since they appeared on the community survey prior to the release of Dream Pack #1.