Kunos Simulations – studio specializing in the development of driving simulations – e Digital Brosannounced today the achievement of the figure of € 100 Million in revenues generated by the sales of the products of the franchise Race trim on all platforms.
Kunos Simulations, founded in 2005 by Marco Massarutto and Stefano Casillo, was created with the aim of developing the best driving simulation software for both professional and entertainment applications. In 2013, Assetto Corsa debuted on Steam where it was launched in its final version in December 2014, soon becoming a reference title for fans of driving simulations. In August 2016, the version for PS4 and Xbox one was launched, allowing Assetto Corsa to reach a new audience in the racing simulation landscape. In 2017 Kunos-Simulations is acquired by Digital Bros. The exponential growth of the franchise continues over the years through the recent launch of Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One and PS4 and with the next release of the game on the next generation consoles planned for this. ‘year.
To further strengthen Assetto Corsa’s potential in the eSports sector, Kunos Simulations took over in December 2020 Valerio Piersanti, who held the position of Head of Business Development at Ferrari. Piersanti joins Kunos-Simulations with the role of Vice President of Licensing and Partnerships of Assetto Corsa
“I am thrilled to join the Digital Bros Group and this new professional challenge and I want to express my gratitude to the Galante brothers for the trust they have placed in me” commented Piersanti. Assetto Corsa is a brand that I had the privilege of following with Marco Massarutto from the very beginning, thanks to the collaboration started with Ferrari. Now the goal is to best express the potential that Assetto Corsa has always shown and to consolidate its positioning and its partnerships in a context that is rapidly and continuously evolving. “
Due to the limitations applied to track motorsport events, the growing demand for racing simulations in eSports competitions has contributed to renewed momentum for the industry. Using the franchise, Kunos Simulations has developed a new eSport strategy, involving drivers from the SRO Motorsports Group and F1 champions such as Charles Leclerc to battle it out in spectacular virtual competitions. Furthermore, together with its partners, Kunos Simulations is gearing up for another successful SRO E-Sport GT series season which begins in the spring.