Despite hearing more or less nothing about the Xbox One and PS4 version of the acclaimed racing simulator Assetto Corsa, news appeared online today that the console is port is nearing completion and is set to launch on the “new-generation” of consoles on April 22nd of this year. Along with all the DLC currently available on the PC version of the game.
The game itself launched on Steam Early Access a little over a year ago and pretty much became an instant hit among its fan-base as one of the finest games in its genre. Since then it’s developed further along with the help of DLC or “Dream Packs” gaining a very royal community along the way. Both console versions will launch as full games including all Dream Packs that have been added to the PC version since it’s release. Following that, all additional DLC will be released in tandem with the PC game. Check out some footage of the PS4 version below courtesy of Eurogamer:
Upon release, the console versions will boast the same handling model that made the PC version so popular, the only difference that fans will notice is that the UI has been totally revamped, with the developer taking a more minimalist approach to help free up the hardware for running the game to high standard. As it stands at the moment the, the PS4 version of the game has achieved that all important 60 FPS at 1080p resolution while the Xbox One version is currently running 60 FPS with a slightly lower resolution of 900p. That said, the final coding isn’t finished and we highly doubt they’ll want to release the Xbox One version at lower resolution unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Being racing game fans here at 4-One Gaming we cannot wait to see what Assetto Corsa brings to the genre on console with its only real rival being Slightly Mad Studio’s Project CARS. Which unfortunately failed to impress us back when it launched in 2014 despite building a lot of anticipation, Assetto Corsa however is an already proven game making its way to console. So obviously it stands more of a chance against our harsh criticism, sadly for us, it’s going to be a long 3 months wait.