Assetto Corsa 2, the sequel to the racing simulation game by Italian developer Kunos Simulazioni, will arrive sometime in spring 2024.
This piece of news comes courtesy of a financial statement from Digital Bros, the parent company of the game's developers, Kunos Simulazioni, and its publisher, 505 Games.
According to the now-deleted document, "The second version of Assetto Corsa is currently in development, and its launch is scheduled for Spring 2024."
The statement addressed the company’s finances for the six-month period between June and December 2022 and provided information on numerous Digital Bros. titles, including Gems of War 3 and Control.
Digital Bros. first hinted at a release date for Assetto Corsa 2 in a May 2021 report. However, while that report mentioned 2024, it did not specify a period, unlike the latest report.
Assetto Corsa, the first title in the game franchise, was released to Steam Early Access in November 2013 before receiving a wider release in 2014. The title impressed critics and received generally positive reviews. A second game, titled Assetto Corsa Competizione, followed in 2018 as the official Blancplain GT World Challenge game with a focus on the GT3 and GT4 cars.
The franchise is one of Digital Bros.’s most prized properties. It has sold over 28 million copies and grossed over €104 million euros across its lifetime, according to the recent financial statement.
Speaking about the franchise, the Digital Bros. report stated:
Assetto Corsa faithfully recreates the performance and the driving experience of real cars, replicating tyre grip, aerodynamic impact, engine parameters as well as different weather conditions. Nearly one hundred cars are available to choose from, reproduced in collaboration with the most prestigious automotive manufacturers, and that can be driven on legendary circuits including Silverstone, Monza, Nürburgring-Nordschleife, Barcelona, Brands Hatch, Spa Francorchamps.
Apart from its potential window, not much information is available about the racing simulator game other than it will use a new, in-house engine, much like the first game. Although the gaming community is currently referring to the upcoming title as Assetto Corsa 2, neither Digital Bros. nor Kunos Simulazioni has announced an official title for it. However, as the title’s release date draws nearer, we expect more information to surface.