Rolling out a massive end-of-2015 update proved to be extremely challenging for iRacing today, as sim racers across the globe will have to wait just a little bit longer for their shot at the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife in the popular online-only subscription based racing sim. Offline since 4AM EST according to the twitter feed of iRacing Staff Member Steve Myers, the team in Massachusetts will take another shot at fixing the numerous issues tomorrow after the staff receive some much needed rest. Until then, the entire site will remain offline, though some have been lucky enough to purchase both the Nurburgring Nordschleife, as well as the 2015 McLaren MP4-30 and turn a few laps earlier today.
Launching with a completely revitalized user interface, McLaren’s 2015 entry into the Formula One Grand Prix season, the Nurburgring Grand Prix Circuit, as well as the historic Nurburgring Nordschleife layout available as a separate purchase, the December 2015 build of the iRacing.com software was online for a few short hours today before shutting down again due to technical errors late Tuesday evening. Website outages during major build releases are unfortunately nothing new to longtime iRacing members, and those who have sat through many instances like today are beginning to grow frustrated over the sheer number of times a game they’ve paid top dollar for has been inaccessible after what equates to a simple patch and DLC release.
Those wishing for up-to-the minute status updates on the iRacing member website are advised to follow Steve Myers on twitter for any further information.