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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 @ 10:36 am GMT-0600
Updated: Feb 13, 2023 @ 11:40 am GMT-0600
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In their media call this morning the developers of ACC confirmed that the physics PC to console are 1:1. They had to make some sacrifices on resolution, model quality, draw distance and other visuals, but hopefully not ones that most would notice. They also stated that these improvements have helped the PC version recently as well, because they have used the same optimization techniques on that platform. PS4 Pro and XBox One X users will be able to run higher resolution, but by standard the Base PS4 is 1080p30 and the Base XB1 is 900p30. The console version will be limited to 20 players and 30fps (and that’s my only real concern).

Here is their full Q&A:

Next week, Assetto Corsa Competizione launches onto PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The team here are incredibly excited and we’re looking forward to introducing the console crowd to the official GT World Challenge Series title when we launch on June 23. With that in mind, we’ve put together a useful little blog that covers a bunch of FAQs that we’ve picked up on over the last few weeks across our social media channels. We will keep this guide up to date with the latest info as and when we receive commonly asked questions from the community.

What is Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Assetto Corsa Competizione is the new official GT World Challenge video game. Thanks to the extraordinary quality of simulation, the game will allow you to experience the real atmosphere of the GT3 homologated championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits. Using sophisticated mathematical models, the engine carefully simulate tyre grip, aerodynamic impact, engine parameters, suspensions and electronics systems that determine vehicle balance, as well as the influence of mechanical damage on the car’s drivability. Offering photo realistic weather conditions and graphics, night races, motion capture animations, it’s a new standard in terms of driving realism and immersion.

When does Assetto Corsa Competizione launch onto console?
Assetto Corsa Competizione launches onto PS4 and Xbox One on June 23, 2020.

Can I pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione at retail?
Yes, Assetto Corsa Competizione is available to pre-order at retail. For more info, head to our website:

Can I pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione digitally?
Assetto Corsa Competizione is now available to pre-order digitally on Xbox One.

Can I pre-order ACC digitally on PlayStation® 4?
Unfortunately, we’re unable to take digital pre-orders on PlayStation® 4. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC content. At launch, we’ll be giving you the opportunity to pick up ACC with the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC at no extra cost. But only for 2 weeks! After this time, the DLC will then be available later this summer. More info coming soon.

Why should I pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Xbox pre-orders (both digital and boxed versions)* will get the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC for free. PlayStation® 4 pre-orders for boxed versions* will get the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC and a static theme for free. PlayStation® 4 purchases from Sony stores* from 23 June 2020 to 7 July 2020 will get the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC and a static theme for free.

As an Xbox user, why do we have to pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One in order to obtain the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC, when PlayStation® users don’t have to?
Unfortunately, we’re unable to take PS4 pre-orders at this time but of course, we want to make sure everyone is able to get hold of the DLC content at launch. The decision we’ve taken allows us to serve both communities.

Why do PlayStation® users have 2 weeks to get hold of the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC at launch? Yet Xbox users don’t?
We don’t want PS4 users to miss out on the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC as a result of not being able to pre-order. That’s why we’ll be giving PS4 the opportunity to pick up the DLC at no extra cost for a very limited time post-launch. (2 weeks) Xbox users won’t miss out on the Intercontinental GT Pack if they decide to pre-order.

What does the Intercontinental GT Pack DLC contain?
The Intercontinental GT Pack DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione introduces four iconic international circuits from four different continents – Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit (South Africa), Suzuka Circuit (Japan), Weathertech®️ Raceway Laguna Seca (United States) and Mount Panorama Circuit (New South Wales Australia). Players owning these tracks will extend the GT Series to the Intercontinental GT Challenge by Pirelli, providing a challenging driving experience using an exclusive layout finely reproduced with Laserscan®️ technology, allowing for extreme track reproduction precision and detail. The Intercontinental GT Pack DLC also adds more than 45 new car liveries, 30 new teams and 50 new drivers along with all-new game modes from the real-life Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli.

If I don’t pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione, can I still get hold of the Intercontinental GT Pack?
Yes, the Intercontinental GT Pack will be available to purchase as a standalone DLC later this summer.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione have VR support in the console edition?
No, the console edition of Assetto Corsa Competizione does not support VR.

Is there a difference in performance when running Assetto Corsa Competizione on PS4 and PS4 Pro?
PS4 Pro in 1080p output mode has improved:
* Draw distances
* Anti-aliasing
* Post process effects
* Particle effects
In 4K output mode Assetto Corsa Competizione runs up to 3200×1800

What resolutions and FPS will Assetto Corsa Competizione run at?
Base PS4 is 1080p and 30 FPS
Base Xbox One is 900p and 30 FPS

Is there a difference in performance when running Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One and Xbox One X?
Xbox One X is native 4K with the same quality improvements as listed for the PS4 Pro edition of Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Is there a Career mode in Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Yes, there is a full career mode in Assetto Corsa Competizione, which is accessible via the main menu. Before heading out on track, users will have the ability to set their difficultly, with the options to enable or disable the Automatic Gearbox, Ideal Line and Duration. Other difficulty settings will be set later in the Career.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione support local multiplayer?
No, Assetto Corsa Competizione does not support local multiplayer on console.

How many players can compete online in Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Up to 20 players can play online in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

How does multiplayer work in Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Online multiplayer can be selected via the main menu. From here, users can select their Team, join Public Multiplayer via Quick Join or join a Competition Server.

Team – Users can sleect any available car and customise.
Quick Join – Users can quick join one of the available multiplayer servers.
Competition Server – To register in a Competition server, the user needs to fall under the mentioned requirements in the rating system. Once a user is eligible, they can register to the Competition Server and wait until the event starts.

To successfully finish the event, the user need to complete the following…
Free Practice

At the time of writing, there are no private lobbies in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione have anything in place to ensure clean racing online?
The most important part in the comprehensive Rating system is the “Safety Rating (SA)” component. Once unlocked, it will track the virtual Trust and Incidents both in Multiplayer and AI races. Public Servers are set up with different SA requirements, offering different levels of protected racing. Additionally, the Competition Servers run very high SA requirements. To enjoy clean racing in Multiplayer, make sure to keep an eye on your Ratings in the Main Menu/Driver/Ratings page and maximise your Safety Rating. The widget in the upper right area of the screen will guide the player through the first steps needed in order to unlock all the racing indicators (TR: track competence, CC: Car Control, CN: Consistency, SA: Safety, PC: Pace, RC: Racecraft)

How do Special Events work in Assetto Corsa Competizione?
At launch, players will be presented with a set of Special Events, which will run until September. Following these events, PC and console players can expect monthly Special Events. Stay tuned for more info.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione have controller support?
Yes, Assetto Corsa Competizione supports controllers.

Which cars are included in Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Honda NSX GT3
Honda NSX GT3 Evo
Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3
Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo
Bentley Continental GT3 (2015 spec)
Bentley Continental GT3 (2018 spec)
BMW M6 GT3 (2018 spec)
Ferrari 488 GT3 (2018 spec)
Emil Frey Jaguar G3
Reiter Engineering R-EX GT3
Lamborghini Huracán GT3
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo
Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (2015 spec)
Lexus RC F GT3
McLaren 650S GT3
McLaren 720S GT3
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2015 spec)
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2018 spec)
Porsche 911 (991) GT3 R
Porsche 911 (991II) GT3 Cup
Porsche 911 (991II) GT3 R

Which tracks are included in Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Brands Hatch -UK
Silverstone Circuit -UK
Misano World Circuit -Italy
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza -Italy
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps -Belgium
Circuit Zolder -Belgium
Circuit Zandvoort -Netherland
Circuit Paul Ricard -France
Hungaroring -Hungary
Nurburgring -Germany
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya -Spain

When will the upcoming GT4 Pack paid DLC be available?
The GT4 Pack paid DLC, adding +10 new GT4 cars, will be available this summer on PC Steam, and this fall on consoles.

When will the upcoming British Pack paid DLC be available?
The British Pack paid DLC, offering 3 new iconic circuits that complete the 7-race calendar of the British GT Championship, will be available this winter for both PC Steam and consoles.

What rating has Assetto Corsa Competizione been given?
Assetto Corsa Competizione’s ESRB rating is “E” (“Everyone”).
Assetto Corsa Competizione’s PEGI rating is “3”

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An era of “realistic only on PC” has ended… feels kinda jealous :(
But will it run on 4K@120fps on new consoles this fall?

Anyway, congrats and best of luck to KS/505 with such a well prepared (PR + DSL) release!

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I don’t think it will, even on the next gen consoles. It won’t even run 60fps on the XBOX One X.

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30fps with pre-baked lights on 7 year old hardware.
60fps with dynamic lights on end of the year consoles is pretty doable I believe. Maybe even 4k.

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It is amazing that this game remotely runs at all on console, truly a miracle. With that being said the console players need to look beyond the graphics and truly appreciate that a real sim has finally hit consoles.

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This is a really solid take on this. IMHO if they try to find 60fps on the next gen consoles out later this year as well? It’d be a 1:1 experience compared to PC.

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