The library of racing games on current-gen consoles just got a little bit bigger. 505 Games and KUNOS Simulazioni launched the newest version of their realistic racing sim today. Assetto Corsa Competizione is now available on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles.
According to a press release published earlier today, the console releases of Assetto Corsa Competizione are designed to take advantage of the systems’ graphical capabilities:
“KUNOS Simulazioni’s dedication to authenticity has been applied to every aspect of the game, encompassing everything from photorealistic weather conditions, dynamic night races, motion capture animation, and multi-channel audio sampling. Assetto Corsa Competizione’s debut on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S also embraces the enhanced visual fidelity of each system, offering an unrivaled 4K/60FPS GT3 experience unlike anything seen before.”
Assetto Corsa Competizione has been available on Steam since 2019. It will be interesting to see what the console version of the game will add to the racing experience.
It wouldn’t be a racing game without racing. Today’s press release promises 25 different cars and a variety of game modes. Assetto Corsa Competizione features private and public online modes, which allow players to race against friends or strangers:
“Competitive drivers can test their mettle against up to 30 players thanks to the increased next-gen grid numbers, whilst the multiplayer experience can be completely tailored thanks to the fair-play ranking system (rewarding virtuous racers!), solid matchmaking, regular challenges, real-time online leaderboards.”
Players who own Assetto Corsa Competizione on PS4 or Xbox One can receive an upgrade to make the game compatible with newer consoles. Unfortunately, if you were hoping for cross-platform support, you’re out of luck. In an FAQ for 505 Games, Brand Community Manager Sam Sage explained why cross-play isn’t possible:
“The reasons for this are that PS5 and Xbox Series X/S support private lobbies and PS4/Xbox One does not have this feature. Also, the next gen consoles runs at a constant 60fps which gives them a distinct advantage over last gen players.”
Assetto Corsa Competizione is now available for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S via digital download. Today’s press release indicated that a physical release is coming to Europe later this month.