|Posted by Alberto Alvarez at 02:11 AM on Jun 06, 2013||Post #32|
Vallelunga track and MP4-12 (with active aero!) pics
Oh, and this two images... I've read they're real life billboards from the track, but still, they're too clear...
|Posted by Joco Gorenc at 07:48 AM on Jun 14, 2013||Post #33|
First of all, we would like to thank everyone who helped us to bring Assetto Corsa on Steam Greenlight. This result will allow us to guarantee a better support, regular updates, fast downloads and a lot of additional contents, just to mention some of the things that will come.
The next step is to complete the submission process in order to prepare our game for preorder and launch. This will require a bit of time so, as soon as we'll complete this process, we'll reveal all the information related to the release date, pricing, list of contents, features, preorder, system requirements, and so on. GRAZIE, thank you very much for your amazing support and for your patience.
Now, you surprised us, let us surprise you: we are proud to announce one of our favourite additions to Assetto Corsa, the circuit of SPA Francorchamps!
It's not just the most famous belgian circuit , but it is also a circuit full of history. It is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, elevated and twisty nature. Located near Francorchamps, it has hosted the Formula 1 grand prix since 1924, and it is still considered one of the best and most rewarding tracks in the world, thanks to legendary corners such Eau Rouge / Raidillon and many more. Marco Massarutto, our Project&Licensing Manager, commented:
“Spa-Francorchamps represents for racing circuits what the Ferrari represents for car Brands: you simply cannot ignore it. Like Monza and Silverstone, it has been the theatre of some of the most beatiful races in motorsport, and we are very proud to get the chance to reproduce it at our best.”
The SPA Francorchamps circuit will be reproduced in its modern layout, taking advantage of laserscan technology, and also an historical remake will be produced in future, in order to bring back to life the golden age of motorsport, thanks to the classic racing cars that will be included in the game.
SPA Francorchamps circuit will be included in the first Premium Pack DLC that will include also some new additional cars, and be downloadadble FOR FREE for all those who will pre order their copy of Assetto Corsa.
Assetto Corsa's preorder will be launched soon. Stay tuned to keep updated!
Ooooh yes!!! SPA! And the release/preorder is coming soon! We can expect this gem in the next 2 months or less I'm sure!
|Posted by Jamie Shorting at 08:54 AM on Jun 14, 2013||Post #34|
Will Stefano and co. ever learn to stop making release dates? hehe Anyway, it will be out when it's out. ;)
|Posted by Andy Graydon at 10:59 AM on Jun 14, 2013||Post #35|
I've been doing long stints in the Lotus demo of late, pushing more and more and getting to realise what a little gem this game will be!
I kind of guessed that they were waiting for the Steam outcome (remember, initially it was announced that a "Spring 2013" release date was on the cards). So I'm with Joco on this - very much sooner rather than later - watch out for the pre-order.........
|Posted by Jamie Shorting at 12:48 PM on Jun 16, 2013||Post #37|
Kunos on RD:
"The Steam announcement clarifies -and is the reason why- we have not released yet definitive info about the release date and is also one of the reasons why we missed the Spring 2013, but things are much complicate than you can suppose (and sometime is the same for us, we aren't smarter than any other), and sometime things require more than a reasonable amount of time. We are arranging details and technical matters related to Steam integration of our software, while we go on with dev and testing. As you can understand, is not a good idea to release a game that has requested almost 4 years of development in the mid of Summer, but we'll not announce anymore an "expected within"; we'll announce the definitive release date, that will also open the preorder of the game. That, just to get off any doubt, will be released THIS year. Therefore, the delay is not due to any porting of AC on consoles, or to commercial agreements with any publisher to transform Assetto Corsa in an arcade (I've read everything and its opposite...) or any other...conspiracy.
I complete my statement here adding that Assetto Corsa will include DLCs, but it is not BASED on DLCs, and of course it will never require any kind of subscription. For us, the function of DLCs is to put more additional contents and expand the simulation without delaying too much the time needed to close the main build. Considering the kind of contents we are creating for our simulation, sometime it's easy to forget that we are a little and indipendent software house, and that we don't have infinite resources (even if, also on this argument, I've read some freak theories). Anyway, I believe that about 10 tracks and 25-30 cars in the first release will keep you busy until SPA Francorchamps will be available for download."
I'd say don't hold your breathe fellas. Looks like a 2013 release is being very optimistic.
|Posted by Andy Graydon at 04:27 AM on Jun 17, 2013||Post #38|
Quote "That, just to get off any doubt, will be released THIS year" unquote.
Jamie, 'this year' is 2013:).