ASSETTO CORSA

Simulation Game

Assetto Corsa is a simulation engine developed exclusively by Kunos Simulazioni, and new games using this engine. This is a next-generation DX11 racing simulation game designed for the PC platform.

Every runway in “ASSETTO CORSA” has been laser scanned to ensure 100% reduction; every car has been certified by the manufacturer and engineer of the car in reality. “ASSETTO CORSA” can be said to be a “racing game” created by “racing mania” and developed for the “racing mania” on the PC platform. The game engine is completely designed around DirectX 11, citing the top contemporary visual techniques and special effects, including HDR (High Dynamic Range Image), soft shadows, and dynamic light sources.

While the likes of Project CARS and Grid Autosport may offer a more coherent driving game experience, with a sense of career progression and other such bells and whistles, Assetto Corsa recreates the sensation of driving a fast car better than any other. It’s simply magnificent in its purity, delivering an all-encompassing sense of realism and immersion with stellar sound design and a physics model that justifies that £300 you spent on a force feedback wheel while your children starved. It was made using lasers, apparently.

Kunos Simulazioni made their racing game tremendously tweakable, too, which has given rise to a host of custom profile settings for those aforementioned force feedback wheels, and allows all manner of visual customisation. A few minutes adjusting sliders, and Assetto Corsa is as comfortable as an old shoe. A shoe that can lap Spa Francorchamps in under two minutes and leave your hands numb from trying to wrestle its 500 BHP engine through Les Combes.

Crucially, it’s also proved a fantastic platform for the racing sim community’s most talented modders. The car and track roster available at launch is respectable if not voluminous, but the sheer breadth and quality of its user-created additions turns Assetto Corsa into an endless playground of automotive hijinks.

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