Today, iRacing released a pretty lengthy in-house video detailing their attempt to redesign their outdated and admittedly clunky user interface. As someone who’s been on there since late 2011, yeah, it damn well does need an overhaul because it’s pretty terrible. Too many buttons, too many numbers, too many tabs – it’s a big confusing mess that makes your browser cry.
The video runs nearly 20 minutes long and is worth watching as it’s not so much of a PR fluff piece as it goes into some really nice detail about the work that goes into actually designing a UI and making it function as it should.
It’s just too bad this UI redesign looks suspiciously familiar.
Even more interesting is the car selection screen.
It would be easy to paint this out to be an honest coincidence, until you see that iRacing has gone out and signed three tracks for their sim already found in Assetto Corsa – those being Monza, Imola, and the Nurburgring.