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.
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.
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