Assetto Corsa 2: PC in Q2 2024, Console Release Confirmed

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The follow-up to the original Assetto Corsa will release in Q2 2024 – that, we already knew. But thanks to a new filing from Digital Bros, we know that a console release will soon follow.

Image credit: Kunos Simulazioni

The original Assetto Corsa is a beloved basically-open source PC sim racing platform, with modding capabilities meaning endless possibilities. But that does not mean that the game is not also popular on console, despite not being mod-compatible.

After the game released for PS4 and Xbox One, 40% of the game’s entire sales came from the console release. The next AC game was Assetto Corsa Competizione, a licenced side product which also released for console later on down the line. Many were wondering if the original game’s follow-up would get a release on PlayStation and Xbox.

It would appear that the answer to that is a firm yes.


Assetto Corsa 2 Console​

The estimated Spring 2024 release date from a previous Digital Bros filing seems to be backed up once again in their latest report. Digital Bros are the parent company of both AC developers Kunos Simulazioni and the game’s console publisher 505 Games.

In their yearly financial report from 27 September, they make mention of the release of ‘Assetto Corsa 2‘ before the next fiscal year, putting the game’s initial release on PC before July 2024. They go on to state that the console version of the game will also arrive in the ‘long-term’.

With the previous two titles, the console versions arrived a few years after the PC release. The original Assetto Corsa released in late-2014, and the console version arrived in mid-2016. As for Assetto Corsa Competizione, mid-2019 was when the title launched before being on console in mid-2020.


PlayStation and Xbox players have had to make do with official content updates also being late to the platform. Whether the console version will release a year or two after the initial release on PC, we do not know yet. But it is an inevitability now, the game will come to console eventually.

It is not confirmed whether the game will launch for Gen 8 or Gen 9 consoles, but it is perhaps a safe call to assume it will be on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. We cannot say for sure though, so watch this space as to whether players need to upgrade from their PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Will you be getting Assetto Corsa on console? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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Does anyone know if the game will have modding capabilities like ac1?
This is the plan, and unique game engine.
I'm optimistic, but with quite a sizeable amount of pessimism. Sequels either fly higher or sink below what came before it.

NetKarPro<AC1<ACC.... i think every version is better than previous....Only the rain is missing from the first AC.
 
Jesus!
Forty percent is a massive amount of console revenue...given how much later it was released on those platforms.
That in itself, justifies the newer game release again to console.
AC2 will need to bring something exceptional, given the massive amount of great mods/utilities currently available. They utterly transformed the current title.
AC is actually my go-to on a daily basis for simracing.
I may occasionally load Rf2, ACC, AMS 1/2 ,LFS or RRE for some quick laps or the occasional quick race.
Somehow, I always end up back in AC.
There is simply nothing like blasting through one of Fat-Alfie's tracks...in rain...in any car...or 'flinging' one of RSS or VRC' open-wheelers around Mugello.
Peter Boese, Ilja and tens of exceptionally creative modders have moved the bar very high.
 
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"After the game released for PS4 and Xbox One, 40% of the game’s entire sales came from the console release."

Sales or revenue? Hard to believe that many are playing original AC on consoles?

Revenue is more believable as it seems the pricing isn't as aggressive on consoles.
 
While i can see all the work that was put in by the many modders of AC with the light, rain, effects, cars, tracks and whatnot, i am a person who can't be bothered with all this fiddling around to make stuff work. Thats why i gravitate more towards complete packages of games with mostly curated environments. When i am today playing AC i am playing the Steam installed version and nothing else. I tried several times to get into the whole Content Manager stuff but seriously, its not for me. Same reason why i don't gravitate towards rF2.
So i hope that AC2 will have a great base package with some nice DLCs coming just like AC1 had. I need stuff to just work and have the same level of quality everywhere.
 
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Consoles is what matters for Digi bros, the big money is there. i dont think they will care much about modding, or russian rich patreon hackers, they will want the money from the console crowd, a big chunk of that. ACC is a clear sign of the direction they are going.

If they are smart, they will just make "roaming" a thing in their game, since thats what AC is mostly for these days.
 
I am proper excited about AC2, next spring isnt far off! we should be treated to some pre-release material soon i expect.

I wonder how this new engine will look & perform, we know the physics will be A Grade, so if they nail the engine we are in for a massive massive treat!

I have no doubt that Kunos will nail it, this is going to be the sim racing event of the year for 2024!

I dont want to wish my life away, but...
 
Consoles is what matters for Digi bros, the big money is there. i dont think they will care much about modding, or russian rich patreon hackers, they will want the money from the console crowd, a big chunk of that. ACC is a clear sign of the direction they are going.

If they are smart, they will just make "roaming" a thing in their game, since thats what AC is mostly for these days.
Since you want to contribute to the discussion… at least get the facts right. Modding was to be re-introduced with the new engine as per interviews and podcasts.
 
I am very dense about this game. Is it supposed to be the successor to AC? ACC? A combination of the 2? Race specific ?
 
I am very dense about this game. Is it supposed to be the successor to AC? ACC? A combination of the 2? Race specific ?
I think it will be the successor to AC1 in the sense that it will basically try to do everything bigger and better. Starting with the cars, tracks, campaign. But i would definitely not expect them to make basically a Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport and on top of it with the Kunos level of physics. Thats never going to happen on that scale.
Engine wise i think we will see a heavily evolved AC1 engine. They won't write a completely new engine. I don't see it happening.
 

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