The sim racing giant iRacing is not convinced about racing in the wet. But they absolutely should be.
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One of the most prominent sim racing games out there does not yet include this option though. Despite being hailed as one of the most realistic sims out there, iRacing has been on a real dry spell since its inception. We took a look at five reasons why iRacing should opt to implement the wet weather in our latest video.
Assetto Corsa Competizione and rFactor 2 have both found their own ways of dealing with slippery tracks. They feature dynamic weather to systems which simulate anything from a light drizzle to a full-on downpour. Even games like F1 2020 which offer a more casual experience have featured wet racing for years. A reason for this is that such conditions almost always ensure a thrilling race. Tyre choice becomes crucial, and all previously imagined strategies go out of the window. Adaptability becomes key, and smart drivers are offered a chance to shine.
While iRacing has a very thorough approach to dry races already, there is still room for improvement. With the introduction of rain tracks would have to be looked at differently, recalibrated or redone. Maybe there will be even more detail going into the integration of them into iRacing. This can only be a good thing, as an improved racing experience is always a service for the fans.
So is there rain on the horizon?
Whether or not we will ever see the implementation of rain into iRacing remains a mystery for now. But it certainly seems like it would up the standard of the game. For a sim that is so heavily reliant on realism, there is no other way but to tackle the topic at some point. Until then, we will keep reminding people of the great arguments in favour of it.
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