You’ll be waiting until August to play Assetto Corsa on Consoles

According to Spanish gaming magazine 3DJuegos.com, the console release of Kunos Simulazioni’s Assetto Corsa will be postponed until the end of this summer. Europeans will be graced with the multi-platform racing simulator on August 26th, while the title will arrive in North American markets on August 30th. As the website describes in the relatively short article, “no concrete motive” has been given for the delay, leaving many Assetto Corsa supporters, fanboys, and critics to endlessly speculate over why 505 Games have added another period of overtime to the game’s development.

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The past handful of months have been a rough ride for the team over at Kunos Simulazioni, and this delay will most certainly give ammunition to the critics of Assetto Corsa who feel the title is incomplete compared to other racing simulators on the market. Videos of embarrassing artificial intelligence glitches, and claims of changes under the hood intended to simplify the driving experience have gained traction alongside angry developer tirades and evidence that downloadable content is quickly shoveled out onto an apologetic userbase.

Due to the extremely high standards console racing game fans possess, thanks to fully-fleshed out titles such as Gran Turismo 6 and Forza Motorsport 6 exploding in popularity, issues and shortcomings with the software that brainwashed PC sim racers have been bullied into accepting are simply not tolerated by publisher 505 Games. It’s entirely possible that this delay was a last-ditch effort for Kunos to rectify problems their own customers are running into on a daily basis in the PC version of Assetto Corsa – but of course, we can’t comb through the bug reporting threads ourselves, as we’ve been banned from the official forums alongside everybody else who once held valid concerns about the future of the title.

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66 thoughts on “You’ll be waiting until August to play Assetto Corsa on Consoles

  1. I have yet to see some in depth analysis or just some good proof that the driving experience got simplified (aka, not realistic). I don’t care about Sev’s word (to what he said in the other article), or the word from other associated folks, but would be cool to see the simplified or unrealistic driving experience.

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  2. Not shocking. Whole different bunch of issues involved in porting this over to consoles. Don’t get your hopes up that this will include any of the features already lacking on PC. Kunos already dug their grave on that issue. I’ve said it many times, this will not be a smooth launch.

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  3. Meanwhile GT Sport seems to be on radio silence for around 5 months now… but apparently’s there’s going to be an event around it within this month.

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  4. Have you ever played anything published by 505 Games? I highly doubt the delay is to meet their quality standards. It seems much more likely that Kunos feels they need more time to get it to a level that satisfies them.

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      1. Did it look so far that the whatever features are going for console didn’t come to PC in the first place? Because my idea is other.

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  5. 505 Games have developed and published a phenomenal amount of quality titles. I would not expect anything but the best from them.

    Said nobody, ever.

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  6. Ac is pure shit,tried it yesterday for the first time,I actually prefer f1 titles to this bag of crap.

    Just shows how many bugs are in the game,wise move to delay it,the sheer amount of console players that will buy this would ruin the devs if they released it as is.

    Who ever defends this title is either invested or has vested interests.

    Where is ac has no simulation value we are due 2 or 3 posts.

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  7. rF2 is a dedicated modding platform and is a full generation or two ahead of AC regarding physics, FFB, AI, race rules etc.

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  8. Assetto Corsa’s content isn’t interesting, unless you like driving road cars and GT cars all day and even then with the broken AI and MP it’s not worth racing anyway. rFactor 2 content and features are meant for dedicated simracers who want the most realistic simulation.

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  9. Assetto Corsa unjustly got the most glowing reviews from unqualified journalists while it’s lacking essential simracing features that pre-rFactor/rFactor/rFactor2 had for many years, if not more than a decade.

    -Aerodynamics that takes proper sideslip/alpha into account
    -Properly handling stiff suspensions
    -Properly working AI
    -Properly working netcode
    -AI during multiplayer
    -Brake temperature
    -Oil temperature
    -Water temperature
    -Dynamic day/night cycles
    -Drivers swaps during multiplayer and singleplayer
    -Dynamic weather with rain
    -Proper race/flag rules
    -False starts
    -Rolling starts
    -Safety car
    -Proper damage
    -Visible tire deformation
    -Animated race marshals
    -Steering assist and adjustable speed sensitivity for keyboard users

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    1. This shitpost is stale.

      – It’s always taken sideslip into account, with 1.5 they also added parameters to manually tweak the effect
      – stiff suspensions were fixed in about 1.2
      – AI has been improved again and again
      – netcode improvements in 1.5 have brought it up to standard
      – “proper damage” it’s got engine, suspension, tire, and bodywork damage. Be less vague

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  10. I think they shot themselves in the foot for teaming up with 505 in the first place. One of the shadiest publishers around.

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  11. LFS IS THE BEST SIM AND HAS ALL POSSIBLE SIMULATION VALUE!

    Rfactor 2 is shit and it’s already buried 6 feets under the ground!

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    1. Only simulation value experts are allowed to decide which was has all best possible simulation value. You aren’t one of them.

      Give me your paycheck from Scaven and then go find a new bait. IMMEDIATELY.

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      1. Don’t compare me with the lowly value experts mongrels, as my name hint, I preach the utmost and unique truth that you and all mankind shall follow or you will perish under the hellish flames.

        The only paycheck that Scawen gave to me is the beautiful and real simulator Live For Speed, IT SURELY HAS ALL POSSIBLE SIMULATION VALUE!

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  12. why are you telling us you read 3d juggs? This isnt a pron site despite your attempts at livery.

    Next you will tell us you were searching for you fellow juggalos and found this.

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  13. I would say Assetto Corsa needs to be at the same point Project Cars is at now.I recently went back to Project Cars and found it ok.Pity it was not in that state when released.I am a console owner and will probably wait to see the reaction to AC console release before buying.I have Forza6,Dirt Rally and Project Cars keeping me amused so my guess is Assetto will be a good buy around Xmas.

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  14. Holy crap this ‘simulation valuation expert’ guy has got some serious obsessive compulsive behaviour issues. He has single handedly made the comments unreadable. Congratulations.

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  15. No matter how many times Assetto Corsa gets delayed, it will still be a buggy and broken mess when it comes out for consoles, just like Project CARS.

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  16. there he goes again with his spam shit. have u got nothing better to do with your life? You do know that spamming that crap just hurts your cause right? I in fact also prefer RF2 and yet now you are making me associate the name of RF2 with annoyance. So just stop it already k?

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    1. When I said I don’t really feel the physics in Assetto Corsa to be of simulation value, I was comparing it to the way a racing driver and racing team and even vehicle manufacturers can use rFactor and rFactor 2’s physics to develop their cars and their drivers in a way that provides accurate data which they can rely on to use at races.

      To give you an example. All our race team clients and even our series clients, they don’t only use rFactor for track familiarization. They also use it to test setup data before they go to an event, they use it to test potential new part data, by developing new brakes or new engine performances and testing it in the game before they actually commit to building it in real life. rF1 and rF2 provide far higher accuracy for those things than any other simulation on the market. When it comes to AC, their game is marketed for a set audience which covers not only the Simulation side, but the Semi-Arcade side. When I drive rF1 or rF2, I’m always in a serious state of mind, I can’t just go out on the track and run a few laps. It is too simulation based and I treat it as such. I work on my setups, I push to find every tenth I can throughout a lap. I analyze too much. When I play AC, I can easily go in, pick a car and track, chill back and drive using my Xbox360 controller and not give a care. The physics seem very much like Forza Motorsport 5, a console game physics HOWEVER, Kunos has done a great job to mix the two styles of physics to provide more sense of simulation for the simulation fans, but cut down to the wire, rFactor 2’s physics engine is by far the most simulation based physics engine using real life aero and physical data that no other title has come close to.

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    2. That’s because he can’t answer properly, he can’t have a discussion about simulation without his usual links and videos, and the spam against AC. He lives and breathes AC. He doesn’t play the game he keeps shilling for.

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    3. Its a fucking AC fanboy that does this to destroy comments in articles critical of AC, why would someone who dislikes AC ruin the comments section on a negative AC article, and yes he’s a very weird little boy.

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      1. Weird, same premises and I came to the opposite conclusion.

        Destroying the comments section prevents people from complimenting AC just as much as it prevents them insulting it. The only person who benefits is someone who wants to see less AC, which leads me to think ‘our friendly neighbourhood RF2 fanboy’

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  17. The person who runs the blog even exposed this ultra-sperg by documenting the obsessive screenshot collection he maintains and spreads among his friends for shit-posting AC discussions. And he keeps coming back!

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    1. Did James delete his posts? Because I don’t know now, since I adblock each image he posts, otherwise can’t read the comments properly.

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  18. Takes me 10 hits of the mouse wheel to get past the spam, times 11 posts, that’s 110 hits of the wheel just to read the comments. Think I’ll stop coming here because of tendonitis

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  19. We know the real name of this asshole. So let’s do a crowd funding for sending a Hitman after him. One piece of shit less in the world.

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  20. Guys. I don’t know why this is so hard for you to understand. The more attention you give to simulation value retard kid, the more he posts. We all know it’s annoying. Just ignore it.

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