The motorcycle sim from a small team in Italy continues to gain features as the new TrackDayR build 18.104.22.168 adds AI opponents for the first time.
Until now, the challenge has been limited to mastering the realistic handling of everything from small pit bikes to a 500cc two stoke Grand Prix machine around the circuits in the game. But now you’ll be able to take part in a qualifying session to secure a good grid position, followed by competing against AI riders.
Obviously it’s the best release of the computer-controlled opposition, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of skill level and opposition they can provide. But do well, and you’ll be rewarded with a a new podium end screen animation.
The addition of AI rivals is a welcome feature for TrackDayR. As a realistic approach to motorcycle simulation, it’s challenging to get around a circuit without falling at first, especially on some of the more difficult or unusual examples of machinery. And when you’ve started to master one of the bikes, there’s a definite feeling of satisfaction in putting together some clean and fast times around each of the tracks.
But it did limit the appeal somewhat. Now that there’s a competitive single player option available, it means you’ll need to adjust your riding and the lines you take to deal with overtaking or defending your position. And that adds a lot to the experience of motorcycle racing.
TrackDayR Build 22.214.171.124 Release Notes:
- Added alpha IA system behaviours
- Add IA collision system
- Add race mode with IA different categories
- Add Qualify mode with IA different category
- Add Podium endscreen animation
- add pit in/out during qualify
- bug that prevented taking lap times correctly
- bug that prevented taking split times correctly
- modified glass materials
- improved side weight rider influence
TrackDayR is available for the PC via Steam. And you can keep up with all the latest TrackDayR news, updates and release details, here. You can also check out the full TrackDayR bikes list here, and the TrackDayR circuit list, here.