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Realistic Racing Sim Assetto Corsa Competizione Announced for PS4, Releasing June 23rd

There’s a lack of realistic racing sims on PS4, but we’ll have another one to add to the very short pile come June as 505 Games has announced that it will be releasing Assetto Corsa Competizione for PS4 and Xbox One on June 23rd, 2020.

Assetto Corsa Competizione will release on June 23rd, 2020 for PS4 and Xbox One, and pre-orders are available from today at retail and via the PlayStation Store. Those who pre-order the game will get some free extras in the form of the recently released Intercontinental GT Pack DLC, which includes the official Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli competition. If you don’t pre-order the game, you can still get your hand on the extra DLC pack, but it’ll cost you $14.99/regional equivalent. Makes sense to pre-order then, doesn’t it?

Assetto Corsa Competizione has been available on PC for a while now where it has garnered a loyal fanbase of racing fans, as well as some great reviews from critics. It’s billed as a realistic racing sim, and it definitely looks the part. The game has been built using the impressive Unreal 4 Engine which gives it a realistic sheen with photorealistic weather conditions, graphics, night races, motion capture – the works, basically. It really is a stunner, but don’t just take my word for it. Give the announcement trailer up above a watch and see for yourself, and then head down to the bottom of this page to have a gander at the screenshots that 505 sent over today.

“Competizione is the finest expression of the Assetto Corsa brand, aiming to be known as a synonym of realism” said Marco Massarutto, Co-Founder, Executive & Licensing Manager of KUNOS Simulazioni. “Console players have shown their high appreciation towards our approach to racing simulations, so we are certain they will appreciate our efforts to bringing also to their favourite platforms the experience, accuracy and depth that Assetto Corsa Competizione has to offer on PC”.

From the press release:

The Intercontinental GT Pack DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione introduces four iconic international circuits from four different continents – Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit (South Africa), Suzuka Circuit (Japan), Weathertech®️ Raceway Laguna Seca (United States) and Mount Panorama Circuit (New South Wales Australia). Players owning these tracks will extend the GT Series to the Intercontinental GT Challenge by Pirelli, providing a challenging driving experience using an exclusive layout finely reproduced with Laserscan®️ technology, allowing for extreme track reproduction precision and detail. The Intercontinental GT Pack DLC also adds more than 45 new car liveries, 30 new teams and 50 new drivers along with all-new game modes from the real-life
Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli.

The launch of Assetto Corsa Competizione on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is part of a full plan that will cover both PC and console instalments of the game:

This April, the free Assetto Corsa Competizione v1.4 update for PC Steam will introduce new features – including the car showroom, new driver/car personalization choices and additional options for multiplayer servers – and lots of improvements of the game features, UI and algorithms.
• The GT4 Pack paid DLC, adding +10 new GT4 cars, will be available this summer on PC Steam, and this fall on consoles.
• The British Pack paid DLC, offering 3 new iconic circuits that complete the 7-race calendar of the British GT Championship, will be available this winter for both PC Steam and consoles.  Assetto Corsa Competizione will be available on Tuesday, June 23 and is priced at $39.99; pre-orders at physical retail and digital storefronts will open in all starting today. Additional local offers and/or discounts may apply. The game will be published by Oizumi Amuzio in Japan, and Digital Touch will be the publishing partner for Korea.

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