Assetto Corsa Evo: Supposed New Screenshot Out, VR "From Day Zero" Likely

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Image: Kunos Simulazioni
Set to launch later in 2024, fans are still guessing what exactly Assetto Corsa Evo could offer. A new Kunos screenshot shows the interior of a road car.

UPDATE JUNE 12, 18:30 UTC:

Kunos Founder Marco Massarutto also talked about the implementation of VR in Assetto Corsa Evo. The funcitonality is supposed to be in the game "from day zero", according to a translation available to Traxion.gg (welcome back, guys!), highlighting the importance of VR for the development team.

Many sim racers will breathe a sigh of relief as a result. VR is one of the strong points of the original Assetto Corsa, while Assetto Corsa Competizione is struggling in this department due to it running on Unreal Engine. AC Evo, however, is supposed to be using a dedicated engine created for the game.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE JUNE 12, 09:22 UTC:

The name has been known since the release of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife vor Assetto Corsa Competizione, but sim racers are still left in the dark other wise - the big question is: What is going to be in Assetto Corsa Evo?

While the original AC originally took a sandbox approach (which continues to this day thanks to the extensive amount of mods for anything imaginable), ACC is laser-focused on GT racing - hardly surprising, as it is the official game of the GT World Challenge.

However, this led to a lot of speculation of the direction of AC Evo already. Will it be similar to ACC with its focus, or will it return to the roots of the series? Well, a screenshot from developer Kunos Simulazioni themselves seems to hint at the latter, as the image posted by Italian gaming magazine multiplayer.it shows the interior of a road car - a Hyundai i20N, as sim racing content creator Jardier (who recently also returned to racing on real circuits) quickly determined.


AC Evo - or not?​

However, it has to be noted that multiplayer.it themselves are not entirely sure whether or not it is actually an AC Evo shot, as Kunos did not provide more info. The shot follows a conversation the magazine had with Kunos Founder Marco Massarutto during a live stream, in which the topic of manual versus automatic gearboxes was discussed - with Massarutto clearly favoring the former.

Should it indeed by an AC Evo image (and why would it not be at this stage), this seems to indicate that road-going cars will be part of AC Evo, so a mix between "normal" and racing cars could be what awaits in the new title. Interestingly, Hyundai has only just announced a closer cooperation with Gran Turismo for "various sim racing activities" - could the manufacturer be about to tackle sim racing on a broader scale?

Its line-up would certainly lend itself well to this endeavour. Hyundai's N brand focuses on performance and racing cars, such as the Hyundai Elantra N TCR or the i20 N Rally 1 Hybrid, the latter being the South Korean marque's entry into the World Rally Championship. The car is leading the WRC standings in the hands of Thierry Neuville at the time of writing.

In circuit-based competition, Hyundai was one of the most successful manufacturers in the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), powering three of five drivers champions from 2018 to 2022. Since 2023, the championship is called TCR World Tour, and Hungarian Norbert Michelisz was triumphant in an i30 N TCR.

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Image: Hyundai Motorsport

Off the track, Hyundai currently has seven N models listed, both with electric motors (IONIQ 5) and combustion engines.

Either way, exciting times lie ahead for sim racers. Make sure to head to our Assetto Corsa Evo forum to discuss everything about the upcoming sim while we keep our eyes peeled for more news, teasers and rumors.

What do you make of the supposed Assetto Corsa Evo screenshot? Let us know on Twitter @OverTake_gg or in the comments below!
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ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!!!

But seriously, this article feels like this clickbait articles like "GTA 6 SCREENSHOT LEAKED!!!" Come on Overtake, you can do better than this.
The example you gave would fit the description of clickbait much better - our title here simply states the fact that a possible AC Evo screenshot is out (not even leaked). Big news? Probably not.
But there is a bit more to it regarding the road car stuff it could imply, which is why the Hyundai section got expanded a bit.
Real clickbait in this case could have been something like "AC Evo To Focus On Road Cars Only?" - but that would be a loooow bar :D
 
:roflmao::roflmao: this website is supposedly a trusted news source in the sim racing community and they're posting stuff like this that can't either be confirmed or denied as even being from the game they claim its from. Amount of articles has tripled yet the quality has gone down the pan.
 
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ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!!!

But seriously, this article feels like this clickbait articles like "GTA 6 SCREENSHOT LEAKED!!!" Come on Overtake, you can do better than this.
Wasn't leaked though. It was published in an official publication and sourced straight from Kunos. If it was a leak on Reddit then that would be a valid point.
 
Wasn't leaked though. It was published in an official publication and sourced straight from Kunos. If it was a leak on Reddit then that would be a valid point.

Nah, I was just joking about that leak, I meant these articles all around the web which are clickbaites in general
 
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Nah, I was just joking about that leak, I meant these articles all around the web which are clickbaites in general

All I'll say is, with the tight ship they're running at Kunos and every other studio, we will take any little semblance of info we got.

Besides, there will be plenty out there who can see a picture of a gearstick and be able to make huge declarations that who knows, maybe they somehow are spot on.
 
How can you all be so blind? The image CLEARLY shows the developer's intent to piss on everyone with fancy clicking paddle shifters and only allow gated H pattern shifting gear! And Brits? They is fecked....left hand drive ONLY. All that can easily be seen by anyone willing to stop and look.
 

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