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Private Lobbies, Use of DLC Online & Porsche Pack Volume 1 Are Main Points of Assetto Corsa Console Blog Post

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Assetto Corsa Will Get Private Lobbies

After all the delays that the console version of Assetto Corsa experienced, you would have honestly expected Kunos Simulazioni to realise that certain features such as Private Lobbies and the use of purchased content online to be obvious ones to have.


This was not the case though, as for whatever reason these were left out.


Being a small team we can of course allow them some sway in this matter but just looking on their official channels you can see that the lack of Private Lobbies is probably the most often raised criticism.


And rightly so, after all many a racing game has come and gone and given players the ability to set up their own lobby, where like-minded racers or friends can join without the worry that some random is going to cause trouble or disruption.


It also allows for leagues and championships which the more hardcore of the racing community are very fond of.


Then there is being able to use your purchased DLC online, I mean come on this should be common sense should it not?


A bad start can tar a title and turn people away indefinitely and the only way to bring it back in front of them is for those who are still playing to show that the game is vastly improved over what it was. Naturally, this takes the support of the developers to give these people a reason to keep playing in order to exhibit the changes but it can be done, just look at DRIVECLUB after all.


Incredibly, as we approach the proposed release date of Porsche Pack Volume 2, the consoles still do not have Volume 1. There is no release date even hinted at yet and so those on console will just have to keep waiting until a date is officially revealed.

Porsche Pack Volume 1

  • Porsche 911 Carrera S
  • Porsche 918 Spyder
  • Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
  • Porsche 718 Cayman S
  • Porsche 917/30 Spyder
  • Porsche 935/78 'Moby Dick'
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Just like the PC saw last month, the console update (Version 1.09) that will accompany the pack will include the Porsche Panamera G2 Turbo as well as the historic Silverstone circuit for free.


[via Assetto Corsa forum]

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