After a delay of a couple of months, Assetto Corsa is available now on Xbox One bringing an unrivalled level of track race realism to consoles in a racing simulation for true racing fans.
If you’ve pre-ordered and are expecting to find something similar to Forza, you’re going to be very much disappointed. Assetto Corsa is a title with more similarities to Project Cars, which many criticised for being overly difficult, but proved a hit with racing fanatics.
Assetto Corsa ups the simulation stakes by emphasising and focusing on pure physics realism, with precision accuracy across every aspect from the meticulous car handling to the laser-measured tracks. The console release includes features such as:
- Over 90 high-performance cars, including the Team Lotus 98T, the Pagani Zonda R, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Mercedes C9 and the McLaren 650S GT3
- 27 different track configurations, from famed courses such as Silverstone Circuit, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, and Nürburgring-Nordschleife
- Single and Multiplayer racing modes, with customizable Race Weekends, preset Challenges or full-scale Career Mode
Here’s my own first five minutes in Career Mode, attempting a hot lap. Fat chance! I apologise in advance to all racing fans, ‘fore my driving skills (or lack of) are about to bring shame upon your genre. Stay tuned to Xbox Sector for our full review in the coming days!