iRacing: Dominating the PC Sim-Racing Area

The gaming industry has seen its fair share of racing simulators in recent years. Alongside perennial titles like the F1 series, games like Project CARS and Assetto Corsa, as well as Assetto Corsa Competizione, have made their mark in the industry. However, one title has consistently held the top spot in PC racing simulators for years: iRacing.

First and foremost, I want to highlight one of iRacing’s biggest advantages: its player base. It’s no coincidence that the game has remained on the market for many years and continues to be popular.

Nevertheless, the player base relies on the game’s ongoing development, new content, and exciting events. While a racing simulation aims to simulate a racing season and make repetitive races exciting, iRacing does an outstanding job here, continuously introducing new tracks, cars, and associated events.

When comparing the new Mercedes W12 in iRacing directly to F1 2021, it’s evident that the F1 series leans less toward simulation and more toward a mix of arcade racing and simulation. The F1 games also lack VR support.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, iRacing provides, in my opinion, the best racing experience among simulators to date and creates a good incentive for self-improvement through its sophisticated ranking system. Even though small details like lap time analysis or a better spotter are lacking, these can be quickly improved with tools like Garage61 and CrewChief.