Hello sim racers,
Now it’s time to switch things up a little, from talking about new content coming to rFactor 2 this November, to new code that will make that content all the more enjoyable in an offline environment – that’s right, for the Q4 2022 build update of rFactor 2 we’ve been working on the AI behaviour in the simulation – throttle and brake blipping be gone!
Yes, we admit this has been a little while in the making here in rFactor 2 land, but now we are absolutely delighted to be able to bring a substantial improvement to the way the AI responds in game – from more controlled and believable behaviour on the track, to the abolishment of the frustrating on and off throttle pedal control – literally a game changing fix and improvement to the core offline racing experience!
- Eradicated erratic throttle and brake behaviour.
- Smoothed out steering inputs and car control.
- Improved AI ability to adhere to racing surface and avoid unnecessary off track excursions and spins.
These changes will be rolled out globally across the simulation, so expect the improvements to be seen and felt immediately when playing against the AI, regardless of content type. With these changes, the AI should now offer a much more balanced and realistic racing experience, helping to not only remove the previously mentioned behaviour problems, but properly put the AI experience in rFactor 2 back on track again (no pun intended) as we continue to push the simulation forwards. Aside from the obvious improvements highlighted above, this development exercise has also allowed us the opportunity to go digging around in the previous AI code, and perform a significant amount of code cleaning and optimizing, helping us to untangle some of the historic complexities of how AI has been implemented in rFactor 2, and giving us a much stronger base on which to work from going forwards.
Q4 2022 Announcements so Far
The new AI updates will form part of the wider Q4 2022 build update to rFactor 2, coming November 7th, alongside our latest array of content releases. Make sure to stay tuned to the rFactor 2 social media channels and Studio 397 website for all the latest news around the upcoming new build, and everything rFactor 2 related in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
AI Improvements – Coming November 7th to rFactor 2!