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Assetto Corsa tech demo "on the fire"

James Allen On January 7, 2013
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The road that leads to Assetto Corsa's eventual launch has been a relatively long and bumpy one for the sim racer's developer, Kunos Simulazioni. With both the title itself and the 'Technology Preview" demo being delayed last year, the only positive bit of news regarding Assetto Corsa in the last few months was the announcement of the Ferrari licence acquisition.

However, it seems we can now definitely say that the Assetto Corsa tech demo is just beyond the horizon, and should hopefully be available to download and try out sooner rather than later.

Stefano Casillo - the head honcho at Kunos - declared on his Twitter page that the demo is, if all goes well, soon to be with us.

"The infamous Tech Preview has been FINALLY put on the fire.,, let’s see how long it’ll take to cook"

Other announcements from Casillo on Twitter make reference to what will, might and certainly won't make it into the demo - there'll be no multiplayer in the tech demo, and vehicle damage also hasn't been confirmed as of yet (Casillo stated that, whilst they do "have plans", he can't say for definite at this moment in time " if we'll be able to implement these plans in time for v1.0" ).

Still, at least we now know for certain that steady progress is being made on the tech demo (as well as, we assume, the fully fleshed-out title) and - whilst we don't have an official release date for either the tech demo or the finished game - we reckon that, as we stated earlier, they can't be too far off now.

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Daz Webb Daz Webb
Those tyres on the Lotus are really not suited to the extremely wet track, lol.

Surely SMS can kit it out with some wet weather rubber?

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Dan Corley Dan Corley
I'll look forward to it and for once I'm not bothered wether its DLC or not because in terms of racing sims, Assetto Corsa is definitely more friendly on your pocket - free multiplayer etc. I hope that doesn't change when it leaves early access.

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Dan Corley Dan Corley
Its nice to see that they're not using lens flare, it really annoys me when its used in cockpit view because cockpit view is often for a more realistic driving experience yet it can be ruined by lens flare which is an effect only present on lenses (unsurprisingly). *ehem* Next Car Game *ehem*.

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Alan Boiston Alan Boiston
Yes this certainly has huge potential and mixing bikes with cars could be a good thing in terms of investment. Bike games have often been a mixed bag in terms of reception, so perhaps we'll see some bikes in GT7 and then if that works out, a full blown Tourist Trophy 2 further down the line. 

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Ronin 05 Ronin 05
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