Assetto Corsa Has Now Sold Over 28 Million Units Worldwide
A sequel of the game will release in Spring 2024 after it was confirmed back in 2021.
- Assetto Corsa series has now sold more than 28 million copies globally.
- The franchise has also made video game company Digital Bros €104 million in revenue.
- Kunos Simulaziono will release the sequel to the original game in the Spring of 2024.
The racing simulator series Assetto Corsa has now sold over 28 million copies worldwide. The franchise developed by Kunos Simulazioni has now generated revenues exceeding €104 million. In addition to these figures, we also got a release window for the sequel to the 2014 original. In 2021, Digital Bros, who owns Kunos Simulazioni, announced that a true sequel to Assetto Corsa will launch in 2024.
Now, the Italian video game company has announced that it will release in the Spring of 2024. MauroNL on Twitter aggregated this info from the recent financial report of 505 Games’ parent company Digital Bros. Page 11 of the report calls it the “second version” of the game and says it is currently in development. Hence, it is only a year or so away and you can take a look at the documents below.
Since the dawn of gaming, racing video games have been immensely popular among players. A lot of gamers got into the medium through racing games like Blur and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The genre has come a long way from early arcades to mega franchises like Forza. Even though couch multiplayer has diminished, racing simulators have progressed a lot in gameplay and sales.
Sony‘s Gran Turismo franchise has sold over 90 million copies across multiple games. Even popular IPs like Mario have incorporated the racing genre into their games with great success. Mario Kart 8 is one of the most popular Nintendo games and the best-selling racing game with over 50 million sales. The Mario Kart series alongside Need for Speed games like Underground has forever immortalized the genre.
Italian software developer Kunos Simulazioni tried their luck with racing games last decade. The studio developed and launched Assetto Corsa, a realistic racing simulator, on December 19, 2014, in its full form on Steam. Critics praised the game and lauded its simplicity while crediting the stunningly beautiful graphics. Assetto Corsa emphasized recreating a real-life driving experience with aerodynamics and succeeded.
The racing game used Laser Scan technology to recreate circuits. You can drive in legendary places like Monza, Silverstone, Barcelona, and Spa with almost one hundred cars to choose from. Due to the tech and partnerships with automobile developers, both the venues and cars look almost realistic. Kunos Simulazioni also updated the game regularly, making Assetto Corza’s multiplayer mode on Steam one of the most active for any racing game.
Following many delays, the Italian developer also launched the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016. Because of the 2014 game’s success, a spin-off was developed in collaboration with the Blancpain GT Series. Asseto Corsa Competizione licensed the competition’s 2018 and 2019 seasons and also the 24 Hours of Spa. Its full version came out in May 2019 and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions releasing in 2020.
Competizione also served as an Esports and was the official video game of the FIA Motorgames Esports Tournament. It has also helped drive the franchise’s sales, which were 12 million previously. Both the first two games in the Assetto Corsa series have received universal praise from critics and players alike. Hence, it’s safe to say that Assetto Corsa 2 will have high expectations from the fanbase.
The sequel will use the first game’s engine instead of Unreal Engine 4. We can also assume it will launch on PlayStation and Xbox considering how 40% of sales were from these two platforms.
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