During the SRO press conference on Friday, July 27th, Kunos Simulazioni revealed the release date of Assetto Corsa Competizione, the new official Blancpain GT Series game published by 505 Games. The Early Access will begin on Steam on September 12th, 2018. This took place during the 70th edition of the illustrious Total 24 Hours of Spa Race. In his speech, Marco Massarutto, co-founder, and brand & product manager of Kunos Simulazioni introduced some of the features offered by Assetto Corsa Competizione. The game will feature official drivers, teams, and all cars & circuits with the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail that is possible. Assetto Corsa Competitzione will use Unreal Engine 4 to ensure photorealistic weather conditions and graphics to reach a new standard in driving realism.
Motion capture technology is used to create the animations of mechanics and drivers in an even more realistic fashion and guarantee a high level of player engagement during races, pit stops, and driver changes. It will offer a multiplayer challenge for any type of driver, and Kunos will optimize the game for competitive players with the full sets of racing classes and events. It will also have the option to face what could be the toughest racing challenge of all: A full 24-hour race, with options for driver swaps in both single/multiplayer modes.
This was the first e-sports initiative proposed by SRO Motorsports Group for the Blancpain GT Series E-Sports, supported by Pirelli, AK Informatica, RSeat and Fanatec with amazing rewards for the best drivers. For those who want to see the full SRO conference, it can be found here. The top three virtual pilots of Assetto Corsa Competizione were officially celebrated on the circuit podium:
- 1st: Enzo Bonito (Italy)
- 2nd: Kamil Franczak (Germany)
- 3rd: Hany Alsabti (Germany)