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Assetto Corsa Competizione: The Most Important Questions for the Next Gen Release

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The wait is over: Assetto Corsa Competizione launches for the new console generation on February 22nd! For the release of the sim on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S, developer Kunos Simulazioni answers the most important questions surrounding the new console version’s release. One thing is obvious: The migration to better hardware takes ACC’s console version to another level.

When ACC released for the previous generation of consoles in 2020, SimRacers had to live with limitations – especially the fact that the sim only ran at 30fps was a major red flag for some, as was the absence of an FOV adjustment slider. In this new version, these things are not a problem anymore. Kunos’s goal: The console versions are supposed to reach the same state as the PC versions as soon as possible. You can find the FAQ for the new console generation in all its detail down below, as well as the release times around the world.

ACC PS5/Xbox Series X/S Release Schedule

  • Los Angeles: 22. Februar, 09:00 PST
  • New York: 22. Februar, 12:00 EST
  • London: 22. Februar, 17:00 GMT
  • Madrid: 22. Februar, 18:00 CET
  • Paris: 22. Februar, 18:00 CET
  • Berlin: 22. Februar, 18:00 CET
  • Warsaw: 22. Februar, 18:00 CET
  • Rome: 22. Februar, 18:00 CET
  • Kapstadt: 22. Februar, 19:00 SAST
  • Moscow: 22. Februar, 20:00 MSK
  • Dubai: 22. Februar, 21:00 GST
  • Bangkok: 24. Februar, 22:00 ICT
  • Seoul: 23. Februar, 08:00 KST
  • Hong Kong: 23. Februar, 23:00 HKT
  • Tokyo: 24. Februar, 00:00 JST
  • Sydney: Feb 23, 04:00 AEDT

Community Questions

Do players who already own the game on PS4 and Xbox One get a free upgrade?

Yes, if you own the game on PS4 or Xbox One you will be able to upgrade for free, your DLC and saves will also be carried over.

Can you race with 30 cars offline and online?

Yes, next generation consoles will support up to 30 cars on track.

Will the console version be the same as PC version on release?

Not immediately, whilst we are working hard to bring the most recent update to console, we want to make sure we get it right. The 1.8 update is coming, and it is something we are working on as a priority.

Will there be driver swaps on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?

Currently there are no plans to integrate driver swaps on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Will there be new cars with this update?

The BMW M4 GT3 will be available with the new update.

Can you use a button box on next gen consoles?

At the moment we have no official support for button boxes.

Will there be an FOV slider on console?

Yes there will be, just as we have a FOV slider on our PC version you will now be able to alter this on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Will there be pedal dead zone sliders on console?

Not currently, but we hope to introduce this functionality post-launch.

Will there be cross play between consoles? E.g. PS4 and PS5?

Not at launch. You will only be able to race with other players on the same console as you. Cross play across console generations is something we are looking at in the future.

The reasons for this are that PS5 and Xbox Series X/S support private lobbies and PS4/Xbox One does not have this feature. Also, the next gen consoles runs at a constant 60fps which gives them a distinct advantage over last gen players.

Will force feedback be improved for Xbox users?

The team at Kunos have reviewed the new capabilities that Gen 9 consoles provide us and with this, we have made changes that ensure force feedback will take full advantage these changes.

Are custom lobbies available directly for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S players?

Yes and this feature will be available from launch.

Will there be VR support for PlayStation users?

There are currently no plans to release VR support for PlayStation.

Will there be keyboard and mouse support?

No, as of launch these are not supported on the console version of Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Will there be free cam support for replays?

At the moment free cams are not supported, but it is possible that it could be introduced in a later update.

What version will the game launch on?

Initially ACC will launch on 1.7, as soon as all changes are complete for the 1.8 build we will be updating the next gen version.

General Questions

How much will Assetto Corsa Competizione cost?

The game will cost £34.99/$39.99/€39.99.

Why should I upgrade from PS4/Xbox One?

There are many big improvements for players on PS5/Xbox Series X/S. These include:

  • 60fps
  • 30 driver multiplayer lobbies
  • 4K resolution is supported
  • Faster load times
  • Smoother race experience
  • 2021 Official season liveries
  • Includes the BMW M4 GT3

Is there a difference in performance from last gen consoles to new gen consoles?

Yes, with the improvements in technology we have been able to make the game run much smoother. This also includes faster loading times and the visuals are being pushed even further with 4K support.

Can I pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione Digitally?

There isn’t a pre-order period digitally, if you buy the game before the 22nd of February, you will get the free upgrade upon release

Can I pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione in store?

Yes, stores will accept pre-orders. Please refer to your chosen retailer for more information.

Why should I pre-order Assetto Corsa Competizione in store?

The physical edition will include the 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC free of charge.

What FPS does Assetto Corsa Competizione run at on Next Gen Console?

Due to improvements in technology, we are now able to run ACC at 60fps.

Will PS4 and Xbox One receive these updates?

No, we are currently fully focused on implementing and improving current gen versions, as we aim to bring them at the same exact versioning of the PC version.

Where can I find support for Assetto Corsa Competizione?

Please reach out to us at https://support.505games.com where you can find answers to the most commonly asked questions or submit a ticket for further assistance. You can also find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/505support) and Discord (https://discord.com/invite/505games).

Is there a bug report form for Assetto Corsa Competizione?

You can submit a bug report at the following link for our team to review: https://fs30.formsite.com/505games/acc-console/index.html

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione require internet to play?

The game has a full single player career mode and single player offline races which you can compete in without internet. However, keeping your console connected to the internet will allow you to have the most up to date version of the game, providing you with the best experience available.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione support local multiplayer?

No, only online multiplayer is available.

How does multiplayer work in Assetto Corsa Competizione?

We have servers all over the globe, this allows you, no matter the location to have the best connection to the other racers you’re on track with. Additionally, players can race together in a private lobby or rent a server to host their own sessions with rules and leagues.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione have anything in place to promote and aid clean racing?

Online ranked racing is only available after racers gave proven a certain level of clean, fair and responsible racing in other game modes.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione have controller support?

Yes, native controllers are supported.

What tracks are included in the Assetto Corsa Competizione base game?

  • Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
  • Brands Hatch
  • Hungaroring
  • Misano
  • Monza
  • Nurburgring
  • Paul Ricard
  • Silverstone
  • Spa Francorchamps
  • Zandvoort
  • Zolder

What DLC’s are available for the console version of Assetto Corsa Competizione?

All previously released DLC is available for the console version of ACC, these include:

  • 2020 GT World Challenge Pack
  • ACC GT4 Pack
  • ACC Intercontinental GT Pack
  • British GT Pack

Will the 2021 liveries come to PS4 and Xbox One?

No, previous gen consoles will remain as they are and updates will now come to next gen consoles.

PlayStation 5 Questions

How much HDD space is required to install and run Assetto Corsa Competizione?

15GB as a maximum is what is required to download all content onto the PS5.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione on PS5 have Ray Tracing support?

No, the game will run at 4K, 60fps maximum quality.

Is there a PlayStation store page link?

Yes, use the following link: https://simracing.link/sru-acc-ps5-store

Xbox Series X/S Questions

How much HDD space is required to install and run Assetto Corsa Competizione?

15GB as a maximum is what is required to download all content onto the Xbox Series X/S.

Will Assetto Corsa Competizione perform differently on Xbox Series X in comparison to Xbox Series S?

Yes, Xbox Series X will run at 4K 60fps, Xbox Series S will operate at full HD.

Does Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox Series X/S have Ray Tracing support?

No, the game will run at 4K, 60fps maximum quality.

Is there an Xbox Series X/S store page link?

Yes, use the following link: https://simracing.link/sru-acc-xbox-store