By Antonela Pounder @AnimatedAnt (Community Manager – 505 Games)
As you all know, things have been incredibly busy but with 2017 just around the corner, we’ve had a moment to reflect… In the next couple of weeks, Marco Massarutto (Executive Manager at Kunos Simulazioni) will be giving you his thoughts on the past year and an insight into what 2017 has in store, so stay tuned for that piece!
So… What’s been going on being the scenes? Let us tell you more…
ASSETTO CORSA WINS REDBULL.COM READER’S RACING GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD!
Earlier this week, we received the exciting news that Assetto Corsa had been awarded Red Bull Reader’s Racing Game of the Year award! This means a great deal to the teams at 505 Games and Kunos, who have been working flat out behind closed doors this year to bring the racing sim to console.
Community means everything to us and we’re well and truly grateful for the incredible level of support you’ve shown us. Please continue to show us the love, it means so much! We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to each and every fan that voted for us. Without you guys, we couldn’t have achieved this award!
REDBULL.COM – “As good as the rest of the games in this roundup are, there can only be one winner, and this year it’s Assetto Corsa. The PC favourite has proved just as popular on Xbox One and PS4 since its release in late summer, and over 29 percent of you voted for Assetto Corsa as your favourite racing sim…” Read More > http://win.gs/2gArJUp
PORSCHE PACK 2 CONSOLE LAUNCH
The Porsche Pack Vol 2 DLC for console will now launch early January, on the same day as the Red Pack DLC. We don’t have an exact date to share at this moment in time, but they’re coming and we cannot wait for you guys to check them out. We are heading into submission this week and will give you an exact date of launch as and when we receive it. We know that this news will come as a disappointment to our community who were hoping to see the latest Porsche pack launch onto console this month, but be rest assured, we’re doing everything we can to bring it to you guys as soon as possible!
The Porsche Pack Vol 2 is the second DLC pack dedicated to the Porsche. This pack includes some incredibly iconic racing cars, including the 2015 Le Mans winning 919 Hybrid, the incredible 911 GT1 and the legendary 962C. Check out the full list below…
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- Porsche 718 Spyder RS
- Porsche Cayman GT4
- Porsche 718 Boxster S Manual Transmission
- Porsche 718 Boxster S PDK
- Porsche 919 Hybrid 2015
- Porsche 911 GT1
- Porsche 962c long tail
- Porsche 962c short tail
THE RED PACK CONSOLE LAUNCH
The Red Pack DLC package includes seven iconic and legendary Italian sports cars, including the Ferrari SF15-T, the first Ferrari GP car to debut for Assetto Corsa. The 2015 red single seater, named ‘Eva’ by X4 world champion Sebastian Vettel, has been reproduced in cooperation with Ferrari, to ensure the highest level of detail and accuracy possible!
The Red Pack DLC also contains the Red Bull Ring circuit, reproduced for Assetto Corsa through the use of laserscan technology. Located in Spielberg, Austria, this track is now home to multiple racing series and is renowned for being short but incredibly fast!
- Ferrari SF-15T
- Ferrari F138
- Ferrari 488 GT3
- Maserati 250F 6C
- Maserati 250F T2 12C
- Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
- Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce
PRIVATE LOBBIES ON CONSOLE
Don’t worry… They’re coming! 😉 Private lobbies are a big job, but the team are working incredibly hard to bring them to Assetto Corsa. While we don’t have a release date yet, you can expect them in the new year as part of a major update. More info soon!
Once again, we want to thank our community for their incredible support. It’s been a crazy ride but we’re going to continue pushing flat out to make Assetto Corsa the ultimate racing sim on console. While it’s practically impossible for us to reply to every comment and message across our community channels, please know that we’re unbelievably grateful to all those who have stuck with us and continue to interact with us! We absolutely love hearing your thoughts, suggestions and constructive criticism, so please continue to engage with us! 🙂 We’ve said it many times before, but it means the world to have such an enthusiastic community on board!
Keep being awesome, OK?