What you need to know
- Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) will be upgraded for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.
- The upgraded version will be available in February 2022 as a free update for existing owners on console.
- New features and cars are also on the way.
Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) is an extremely popular racer on PC but it's fair to say the console version never quite lived up to the same standard. That's not entirely on the developer, but it's all about to change now the Xbox Series X and PS5 are a thing. A new, fully upgraded version of the game that's being referred to as the Gen 9 update, will be coming in early 2022.
The current launch date is set for February 24 2022 and will be a free update for existing owners on each platform with cross-gen play. In terms of what we can expect from the Xbox Series X version, the developer has stated that 4K at 60 FPS is the target, but nothing is yet guaranteed as it's still in active development.
The priority is a stable 60 FPS frame rate from the Unreal Engine-based title, and it will also support dynamic resolution. If 4K can't be hit at a stable 60 FPS we're told that the resolution will be the highest they can get. We are promised that the next-gen console version will be incredibly close to the PC release, adding features like a FOV slider into the mix as well. There's no plan to introduce ray tracing, because the frame rate is more important, though on PC a DLSS update is coming soon.
The next-gen console version will also get an exclusive feature that won't, as it stands, be coming to the PC version. When the upgrade is made available, so too will private lobbies. So get some buddies together.
Other nuggets of new information about ACC have also been teased, not least one of the next new cars coming to the game. It seems everyone wants the BMW M4 GT3 and so it will be coming to ACC for free for all players, though there's no time frame on that right now. There are about half a dozen cars currently in the pipeline that are hopefully coming to the game in Q1 2022.
ACC is also launching on Mobile, with an iOS version of the game launching on August 31. At this time there are no plans for Android, but if you've got a iPhone or an iPad it looks pretty interesting and the sound of the cars is immense.
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