Lotus Enthusiasts Club have posted an Assetto Corsa Developer Q&A session with Marco Massarutto, Production Director at Kunos Simulazioni.
Re the release of a beta version of Assetto Corsa:
It’s our plan to release a “technology preview”, that will consist in a playable benchmark demo, nothing more: one car and one track… This will not represent a demo of Assetto Corsa however, that will be released once the full version is available. We’ll take a decision on a beta-testing program along the way.
Marco goes on to state the release is scheduled for late 2012.
Re Lotus cars to be included in Assetto Corsa:
Historic F1 cars are part of our agreement with Classic Team Lotus. The Type 49, 72 and 98T will be included in the first release of Assetto Corsa and we plan to add the Type 25, 33, 49C later. In terms of street cars, we plan to at least reproduce the Lotus Elan. Wondering which Lotus models will be included in Version 1.0? The Evora S, 2 Eleven, Exige 2012 and probably an Elise SC. The Evora GTE and 2 Eleven GT4 will follow shortly after and depending on Lotus Cars commercial strategies for the mid-term, we are intentioned to reproduce DLC for some of the companies future models.
More on DLC’s:
There will be a standard price for the initial release and we plan to add DLC at a later date. Some of these might be available for free, others at a small charge. The DLC policy will depend on the initial sales and by the response of gamers. We have no plans to use any kind of subscription.
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