We've known for some time now that Kunos Simulazioni is working on a patch to address some of the issues with Assetto Corsa's plagued console release, which has been suffering from numerous performance issues such as frame rate drops and some serious screen tearing.
A post on official Assetto Corsa blog has confirmed some of the changes we can expect from the upcoming patch, which is due for release later this month on PS4 and Xbox One. Issues like the framerate and screen tearing have apparently been resolved, but there are plenty of other new features and fixes including the ability to select you starting position and an option to select the visual steering lock.
Here's a list of changes in the Assetto Corsa patch announced so far:
- Framerate will be smoother and screen tearing issues have been resolved.
- Players will be able to select their starting position in the race options screen.
- On launching Assetto Corsa, the game will recognise the device you are using, when selecting the ‘X’ (PlayStation 4) or ‘A’ (Xbox One) button in the start screen.
- Thrustmaster T80, T100 and TH8 shifter functionality has been improved.
- A new option which allows the player to set the visual steering lock to any degree is coming.
- 2 additional difficulty levels – 'Very Easy' and 'Very Hard'.
- AI strengths have been re-balanced, in response to community feedback.
More fixes and features have yet to be announced, but Kunos Simulazioni has said a full list of changes will be revealed in due course.