iRacing.com have confirmed work is well underway to bring day/night transition to the simulation, releasing a short preview video to highlight the progress made so far. Now before you all get too excited, the video doesn't exactly look like the very dead of night will be simulated in true 24 hour cycle, more something along the lines of early evening / early morning to full daytime from what I can see. Regardless of this however, I'm sure I speak for many within the sim racing community when I express my pleasure that the developers are at least looking toward some kind of time of day inclusion within the simulation. With a premium placed on realism (to varying levels of acceptability), and with a growing list of endurance specification cars and sanctioned 6, 12 and 24 hour events, it is only right that iRacing make a move towards providing some level of atmospheric day/night transition within the title. After all it always felt a little bit awkward having to compete in 24 hour race events set either solely in full day or full night conditions. Being something of a surprise to many within the community, iRacing have taken to social media with a new video showcasing the secretive work in progress of time of day transitions within the simulation. Judging by the brief video clip made available by the developers, it looks very much like development is well underway and could be close to something like a public release in the near future. Now as stated earlier in the article, it doesn't look too likely that full 24 hour day cycle will be present, at least at first, but it is no doubt reassuring to know the developers have acknowledged this blatantly missing feature from their title and are actively looking to improve this aspect of the sim. However you feel about the current time of day settings in iRacing, feast your eyes on the preview video below and make up your own mind on the direction the studio have chosen to take in the coming weeks and months. I for one feel it is an excellent piece of news for the players of the sim, and should go a long way towards keeping what is essentially one of the oldest titles on the marketplace something like fresh in the imagination of the sim racing public. iRacing is available exclusively for PC, and can be downloaded either independently or through the Steam network. Check out the iRacing.com sub forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest news and discussions regarding the simulation. Pleased to hear of time of day transition in development for iRacing? Could this feature encourage you to spend more time in the sim? Let us know in the comments section below!