Assetto Corsa Competizione Makes a Good First Impression

Assetto Corsa Competizione

While it’s not set for a full release until early next year, you can play a small portion Assetto Corsa Competizione right now.

Available for £22.49/$24.99, the current Early Access version of Assetto Corsa Competizione offers little content, yet still manages to make a good impression. And more content is set to be added each month until the game is finally released.

Jump into Assetto Corsa Competizione right now and you’ll be able to take the Lamborghini Huracán GT 3 for a spin around the Nurburgring GP track whenever you want. While modes like online multiplayer and career are not yet available, you’ll be able to take part in practice sessions, as well as Hotlap, Quick Race and Special Events. You’ll be able to get to grips with how the game feels, and tinker with settings like assists.

Each month, a new car and track will be added, along with one or more features. But as Assetto Corsa Competizione becomes more feature complete, its price will also increase.  Those who buy the Early Access of Assetto Corsa Competizone in the next two months will save more than 30% off the game’s full RRP. After two months, that saving drops down to about 15%. Two months after that, you’ll be paying full price. As they say, the early bird catches the worm.

I’ve taken the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 for a number of laps around Nurburgring GP in Assetto Corsa Competizione already, and it has left me looking forward to more content being added. With its graphics settings maxed out it looks wonderful, and performance is good too. What really impresses me about Assetto Corsa Competizione already though, is its handling. It feels responsive and precise; taking the Huracán for one lap after another is simply a pleasure.

Of course, there are plenty of assist options and other settings to make the experience as hardcore as you like. And even if you’ve not got a steering wheel you can have fun. The gameplay footage below was recorded using an Xbox One controller, and it felt perfectly playable. You’ll want to get a wheel set up to get the most out of Assetto Corsa Competizione though. Being a sim, you’ll struggle to have true control of your car without one.

Give the video below a watch to see Assetto Corsa Competizione in action, and keep an eye on the game’s Steam page for more updates as it progresses through Early Access.