March 20th, 2012
Kunos Simulazioni is pleased to announce a new officially licensed track for our upcoming racing simulation, Assetto Corsa, the Circuit of Silverstone.
Following the announcement of the legendary circuits of Imola and Monza for Assetto Corsa, Kunos Simulazioni is pleased to announce that another important licensing agreement has been reached: Assetto Corsa welcomes one of the most iconic tracks in motorsport history: Silverstone Circuit. Some of the most notable pages of motorsport have been written on this circuit, its characteristic and challenging layout will amplify the driving experience of Assetto Corsa, and the glamour and history of this circuit will give players and racing enthusiasts huge immersion in the experience of Silverstone.
As with the other circuits included in Assetto Corsa, Silverstone will be reproduced using Laserscan technology. This will reproduce each curb, each bump, and detail the real world circuit in as close a way as possible. This will give players a realistic feel to the circuit, and allow them to discover every inch of the facility in outstanding detail.
The development team is also pleased to announce that there will be an historic reproduction of the 1960's era version of the track included, allowing for wistful nostalgia of the original airfield circuit. This reproduction will be made in partnership with Silverstone and will be based on the original layout using detail gathered from hundreds of pictures and video collected from that amazing era.
It is a real honour for Kunos Simulazioni to reproduce the circuit of Silverstone in Assetto Corsa. This new licensing agreement is a result of co-operation with Silverstone Ltd and also due to all the people who support software companies by purchasing original products. Their support and enthusiasm for the Assetto Corsa project has motivated the development team to make every effort in bringing the true splendour of this beautiful circuit to its racing simulation game.
Silverstone Circuit will be included as official licensed content in Assetto Corsa, expected to be released within 2012. For more details on the circuit, please visit the Silverstone website: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/
Assetto Corsa is a new DirectX 11 based racing game for Windows, expected to be released in 2012. Assetto Corsa is being designed to provide a very realistic driving experience, with single player and multiplayer options, officially licensed cars and tracks developed using Laser scan technology, and the highest level of accuracy possible in reproducing real world motor racing environments.
Also, Assetto Corsa will allow for considerable customisation and modification, in order to satisfy the expectations of professional simracers, gamers who prefer to approach the driving experience more progressively, and hobbyists who just like to collect lots of cars and tracks.