The now classic and still not stopping Assetto Corsa turns 8 years old. Many fans in the sim racing community swear that this is the ultimate sim racing title.
The name Assetto Corsa will go down in history as one of the most successful sim racing titles, with the sim now turning 8 years old, it is just as popular now as it ever has been. With the title hitting the shelves at release, it was ground breaking with moving forward with innovation and creativity.
Fans of sim racing flocked to purchase Assetto Corsa on various platforms including consoles and PC. Over time the title had started to look aged, but with Kunos allowing the mod community to be involved, we have seen incredible creations such as graphical enhancements, vehicles, tracks and more.
🎂 On this day 8 years ago, Assetto Corsa launched into Early Access on Steam!
🏁 A big thank you to our amazing community for all their support over the years – we couldn't have done this without you! pic.twitter.com/vBfQyE82rs
Assetto Corsa was and still is a focused sim racing title, no chasing in game money or spending hours upgrading, this was a pure racing only game. Users could jump into a vehicle and race, ok, you could change the colour scheme or click a performance button (to change power etc) but that was it.
Many then as they do now, still compliment the physics, handling and force feedback of Assetto Corsa, whilst this is subjective to many, the game did give a very good overall balanced approach to what sim racing is about.
Assetto Corsa is about racing, no one cared about sitting in menus and pondering over in game credits or XP. The only menu you needed was tuning and hitting the start button to race. So after these years, Assetto Corsa is still a game that is not slowing down thanks to its community support and the work Kunos Studios implemented.
Assetto Corsa will allow for considerable customization and modification, in order to satisfy the expectations of professional sim racers. Gamers who prefer to approach the driving experience more progressively, and hobbyists who just like to reproduce and share their cars and tracks. Taking advantage of the same editing tools developed and used by the developers of the game.
Gameplay & Features:
Assetto Corsa includes a career mode, a list of special and unique events and challenges, as well as fully customizable
Single player and multiplayer modes featuring quick races
Custom championships, race weekends including free practice session, qualifying session and race.
Drag races, drift challenges and much more!
Four driving assist profiles (gamer, racer, pro, plus a fully-customizable profile) allow any kind of player to enjoy the simulation at their desired level.
Advanced setup options and telemetry for data analysis; dynamic simulation of the tyre rubber deposited on track, depending on the car laps;
An adjustable time of the day mode, featuring sun position calculated in realtime, depending by geographical coordinates of the track and by the sun curve according to time and date, in order to get the same light conditions of the real tracks!