Assetto Corsa Competizione Nvidia RTX support put on hold indefinitely

Assetto Corsa Competizione RTX support is currently delayed until further notice according to a member of the game's dev team

Assetto Corsa Competizione RTX

Assetto Corsa Competizione RTX support is currently delayed until further notice. A post by a Kunos Simulazioni staff member on the game’s official forums suggest that the developers are not going ahead with ray tracing support in game for the time being, despite the game being advertised as such within Nvidia’s initial RTX 20-series launch lineup.

Assetto Corsa Competizione, published by 505 Games, was released May 29, 2019. But even prior to the game’s release it was touted by Nvidia as an upcoming RTX-enabled title, meaning it would be able to utilise the RT and Tensor Cores within the green team’s RTX 20-series graphics cards to produce real-time ray tracing effects in-game. There’s even a GeForce blog post from last August showing off screenshots from the game with ray traced reflections enabled.

However, this graphical feature no longer looks to be on the cards for the racing title – at least not for quite some time. Responding to users chasing news of the tech’s implementation in the official forums (via Reddit), a staff member posted the following statement.

“Our priority is to improve, optimise, and evolve all aspects of ACC,” a member of the dev team writes. “If after our long list of priorities the level of optimisation of the title, and the maturity of the technology, permits a full blown implementation of RTX, we will gladly explore the possibility, but as of now there is no reason to steal development resources and time for a very low frame rate implementation.”

It would appear the developers of the game have too much on their plate to explore the functionality, which they believe to be too nascent to offer much of a benefit to players.

Yet support for RTX titles has been growing in recent months, with Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare just a few of the major upcoming releases recently announced with RTX features over at E3. Nvidia has appeared on the surface to be proactive in working with developers on RTX support, yet even this appears to have been insufficient in getting Assetto Corsa Competizione up to speed.