Chivas, why would it take longer than 9 months to sort the AI? it should be ready to go if they have been working on it.
I'm not saying how long its going to take, I'm just saying people will come back to the sim if and when its working. The Dev team have been working steady on the AI and Commands etc for the last year, and should be able to implement and test some fixes after the performance patch is released. I'm also sure they will continue to work on the AI etc depending on the necessity and priority thru the life of the series. The same way the AI in BOB WOV has continued to improve over the last five years.