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Assetto Corsa Could Be The Gran Turismo & Forza-Killer We’ve Been Waiting For

Assetto Corsa

Hardcore racing sim makes its console debut this year.

The racing-sim genre in gaming has involved quite substantially in the last couple years. Many of the second-rate (if we can call them that) entries onto the track always seem to be pushed aside by the far superior Gran Turismo and Forza series, with each holding a solid grip on different platforms.

Well, that’s not stopping 505 Games from releasing their true-to-form racing sim, Assetto Corsa, onto the world.

The hardcore racer made its debut on PC back in December 2014, where it developed a name for itself amongst the racing community for its realistic handling and graphics, and now its finally getting a full release on Xbox One and PS4.

The console versions will include over 90 high-performance cars, including the Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Zonda R, and Mercedes C9, plus over 20 different track “configurations”, including courses from Silverstone, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

Pre-ordering the game, meanwhile, will offer access to three bonus cars: the Ferrari 488 GTB, Audi R8V10 Plus and Corvette C7 Stingray.

Both versions will run at 60fps, but “like any other game”, Kunos Simulazioni co-founder Marco Massarutto tells Eurogamer, the PS4 version runs at 1080p, with the Xbox One version coming in at 900p.

“We fought a lot to have full HD also on Xbox One, but there’s no way for us to do it,” Massarutto said. “Forza did a very good job – but they have dedicated libraries. Regardless, they did a really good job. When I played the game, I thought ‘wow’. They’ve done such a good job with the visuals.”

Assetto Corsa will release on PS4 and Xbox One on 22 April 2016.

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