IndyCar to follow NASCAR into virtual racing amid coronavirus shutdown

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IndyCar to follow NASCAR into virtual racing amid coronavirus shutdown

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:58 am

That's it. We've won! The geeks have inherited the Earth!

IndyCar is following NASCAR's lead by transitioning to virtual racing as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down sporting events across the nation.

IndyCar’s first iRacing event is scheduled for Saturday and will be streamed live on indycar.com, according to a press release from the organization. Twenty-five cars will race on a track being decided by fans through a voting bracket, The Associated Press reported.


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Re: IndyCar to follow NASCAR into virtual racing amid coronavirus shutdown

Postby Losbot » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:42 pm

If we keep this up we'll all be living a real version of the Second Life game. lol
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Re: IndyCar to follow NASCAR into virtual racing amid coronavirus shutdown

Postby Err » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm

It would be cool if all the drivers had to use VR headsets for the race. Instead of building the car, each team has to build the computer to run the game.

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Re: IndyCar to follow NASCAR into virtual racing amid coronavirus shutdown

Postby Losbot » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:31 pm

MLB has been using a console and posting games played by the AI of the actual, scheduled games. It's pretty cool and there's no commercials, so the game is like 1.5hrs tops on average.
Some of the games, like the Miami Marlins, were played by people (players) instead of letting the AI do both sides.
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