In a world where racing simulation games aren’t rare, you have to do something different to stand out. Assetto Corsa Competizione does this by going against the grain. Whereas other titles thrive on boasts of more and more cars, tracks and variety of gameplay, Assetto Corsa’s developer, KUNOS Simulazioni, has gone the other way with its second console release, trimming back content in search of perfection in its field.
For AC Competizione, KUNOS has struck a deal with the SRO Motorsports Group to make it the official game of the GT Challenge – née the Blancpain GT Series. Therefore, you are offered just a single class of machines: GT3. The game is a way of spreading the accessibility of both Assetto Corsa and GT3 racing.
But that’s also risky, as the game has to do the basics incredibly well to avoid an early trip to the bargain bin.