IGN is pleased to exclusively debut the new trailer for Assetto Corsa Competizione, showcasing the new features coming as part of the newly upgraded PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions.

The free upgrade will bring Assetto Corsa Competizione up to 60 frames-per-second, as well as add a progressive full day cycle to races for authentic sunsets and atmospheric lighting. Randomly generated weather further contributes to the atmosphere, with cloudy skies and rain really making Silverstone feel authentic.

Weather is about more than just making the atmosphere authentic, though; rain affects the physics of the track, combining with other systems to affect gameplay. Rubber deposits on the track that build up lap after lap create enhanced grip over the course of a race, but if it begins to rain then those rubbered lines lose grip, and so drivers must properly adapt to the random weather patterns in order to succeed.

Other new generation enhancements include updated liveries from the 2021 race season, and private multiplayer lobbies.

All these features will be provided as a free upgrade for people who own the PS4 or Xbox One version of Assetto Corsa Competizione. All save data and owned DLC will carry over to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions. The free upgrade will be available from February 24, 2022.

A new Day One edition of the game, available for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, will also be available. This includes the 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC, which comes with a number of extra elements:

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo E Dino Ferrari – ImolaFerrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 202060+ car liveries2020 GT World Challenge drivers and team entries2020 Pirelli ‘DHE’ tyre model2020 GT World Challenge season BOP

For more, check out five minutes of PS5 gameplay, and our review for the last-gen version of Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.

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