Assetto Corsa Evo aims to redefine racing games in 2024


Kunos Simulazioni has announced Assetto Corsa Evo as its next racing and driving game project, returning to a more generic format similar to the original Assetto Corsa. The game is available to wishlist Couple with a planned release date in 2024.

All this is recreated using modeling that takes into account mechanical, electronic and aerodynamic performance, while the circuits are captured using Laserscan technology. This feeds a novel algorithm that simulates the behavior of asphalt in active weather conditions to make changing weather appear even more realistic.

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Based on the initial screenshots, hubcap comparison and other clues, we noticed:

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm
  • Alpine A110
  • Alpine A290_β
  • Hyundai N Vision 74
  • Hyundai i20 N
  • Hyundai i30 N
  • Lamborghini Huracan STO
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II – specifically the 452nd of 500 road-legal cars produced
  • Porsche 911 (930)
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

As for racetracks, we spy Imola, the Nurburgring Nordschleife and Brands Hatch. Here’s the iconic Variante Alta chicane in the damp:

Assetto Corsa EVO Imola Variante Alta in the rain

Kunoz Simulazioni moves away from Unreal Engine to achieve this. AC Evo will have a novel proprietary graphics engine specifically for driving simulation, promising photorealistic details and support for both VR and three-screen racing sets.

It’s currently unclear what form Assetto Corsa Evo’s release will take. Both previous games in the series were first released on Steam Early Access, matured into a full release on PC, and then made the jump to console later in the year. We expected AC Evo to follow a similar path, but we’ve asked for clarification.

Steam’s PC requirements seem pretty modest for 2024, essentially taking Competizioni’s recommended GPU specs and establishing them as the novel minimum spec here. The minimum card will be a GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX 580, while the recommended card will be a GeForce RTX 2070 or Radeon RX 5600. It’s worth noting that they state that you will need 100 GB of SSD space to run the game.

Returning to Assetto Corsa Competizioni, I said in our PS5 and Xbox Series X|S review that “while the original console version of Assetto Corsa Competizione had some huge gripes, the game’s PS5 and Xbox Series X|S release lives up to its promise, effectively matching the PC version. It still has some weaknesses in its presentation and structure, particularly for new players, but once you get into it, it’s one of the best racing sims you can buy right now.”

Source: press release, Couple

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