iRacing staff has confirmed that a limited, beta version of iRacing AI will be included in the 2020 Season 1 build to be released on Tuesday, December 3. The build will include just one car and seven tracks.
Beginning tomorrow, iRacers will be able to beta test iRacing AI against computer controlled, highly adjustable drivers in two different ways – in championship seasons or in single race events. iRacing’s Artificial Intelligence will be a work in progress for some time. The introductory soft launch in the 2020 Season 1 release will be open to all iRacing members, and will feature the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car and seven road courses, yet to be named. iRacing plans to launch AI for NASCAR Cup cars and more tracks in the future.
iRacing members will be able to create their own rosters of highly customizable drivers with differing skill levels, aggressiveness, reflexes, pitting ability, etc.
iRacing is touting their computer drives as “the most intelligent AI you’ve ever faced.” Individual AI drivers are adjustable as well as the overall skill spread of the AI field.
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