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The official Blancpain GT series game from renowned team Kunos Simulazioni finally makes its debut on Steam Early Access with a program which will reward early adopters of the game with a special price promotion

Calabasas, California – September 12th, 2018 –  Assetto Corsa Competizione, the new official Blancpain GT Series game, developed by KUNOS Simulazioni and published by 505 Games, is now available on Steam Early Access at a very special price - £22.49.

After the groundbreaking worldwide success of Assetto Corsa, which redefined the standards of the Sim racing genre, the Italian development team KUNOS Simulazioni is ready to deliver to its amazing community the first Early Access version of their latest game.

Assetto Corsa Competizione is born from KUNOS Simulazioni’s long-term experience, and it takes full advantage of Unreal Engine 4, ensuring photorealistic weather conditions and graphics, night races, motion capture animations, reaching a new standard in terms of driving realism and immersion, thanks to its further improved tyre and aerodynamic models.

Thanks to the extraordinary quality of the simulation, the game will allow players to experience the real atmosphere of the FIA GT3 homologated championship, competing with official drivers, teams, cars and circuits, reproduced in-game with the highest level of accuracy ever achieved. Sprint, Endurance and Spa 24 Hours races will come to life with an incredible level of realism, in both single and multiplayer modes.

Starting from today, a series of game updates will be delivered on a monthly basis, introducing new cars and tracks, covering 60% of the total content of the final version (1.0), which is planned to be released in Q1 2019.  The final game will include all cars and tracks of the ongoing Blancpain GT Season and it will also introduce career and championship modes. Furthermore, a free update will be released during the Summer of 2019, introducing the 2019 Season of the Blancpain GT Series Championship.

Buying the game within the first 2 updates will allow the most loyal fans to progressively access all contents of Assetto Corsa Competizione at an incredible price £22.49 With the release of further updates, according to the Early Access timetable, accessible from the official website here, the price will be raised to £34.99 with the third update (scheduled for November 14th, 2018) and will finally reach the final price of £44.99 on January 16th2019, which will be also the price for version 1.0.  All those who love the Assetto Corsa license therefore have the possibility, supporting the Early Access program, to collaborate in refining the game and paying almost half of its final price, obtaining the same contents as those who will decide to buy it at a later stage.

“Behind Assetto Corsa’s success there is also the contribution given by the community, which with its suggestions and constructive criticism has allowed us to refine both the product and the simulation experience", commented Marco MassaruttoBrand & Product Manager and co-founder of KUNOS Simulazioni. "Thanks to the Steam Early Access program we can further strengthen this synergy with our fans: offering them the opportunity to actively participate in the Assetto Corsa Competizione testing. In this way we will not only optimize the game itself, but also work on its functionalities in order to arrive at the launch of final version exploiting in the best way all potentialities that our driving simulation will offer. We consider precious the support of our community and we intend to reward it concretely ".

Assetto Corsa Competizione will also be present at Nürburgring this weekend (14th -16th of September) for the next round of the Blancpain Championship and the most important event in the world dedicated to sim-racers, the Sim Racing Expo 2018, where it will be playable at the booth shared with Fanatec, leading company in the production of steering wheels, pedals and peripherals specifically designed for sim racers that in this event will present the new products of “Podium” line up.

For additional information and latest details about Assetto Corsa Competizione, check the official Assetto Corsa website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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About 505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.

Publishing highlights in premium games include Laser League, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Remedy Entertainment’s CONTROL, OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead, Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), Underworld Ascendant and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products, please visit www.505games.com.

About KUNOS Simulazioni

KUNOS Simulazioni is a software house specialized in developing driving simulations mainly for the Windows platform. The company started in 2005 as a one man show, and now involving various professional figures, capable of producing the required technology that satisfies different requirements: from professional training software for drivers and racing teams, to promotional channel for companies, to advanced videogame dedicated to sim racers looking for a driving model with maximum realism. Kunos Simulazioni was born with the main objective to deliver to the market an advanced version of freeware project "netKar", but it then developed into a structure able to cover several fields in virtual racing. Today, Kunos Simulazioni is active in the virtual driving sector offering a proprietary technology strongly focused on realism of dynamics models. Its latest videogame, "ASSETTO CORSA", is one of the most popular and appreciated racing simulations representing a benchmark in terms of car handling, driving feeling and track accuracy.