Ultimate simulator to streak into living rooms next month
IMAX for gamers
Avid fans of simulators may want to save their wages - and then some - for the TL1 Racing Flight and FPS Simulator, which shoots into (large) living rooms this June.
Manufactured in co-operation with fast-car maker Ariel, the TL1 is said to house the world's first 180° spherical projector screen and variable driving position cockpit.
*Vixen not included
The machine measures over 2m wide and features three HD projectors which combine to form a "seamless 7Mp image on a wrap-around screen".
It promises a fully immersive experience replicating even the most minor of bumps on a virtual road.
The entire setup is surprisingly portable as well, stripping down easily to fit through doorways, with reassembly a simple task, apparently.
Compatible with PC and modern games consoles, the TL1 will be made available in various configurations and colours, with customers able to specify their own requirements for custom jobs.
Advance orders are already being taken for the TL1 Full Simulator, which will set you back at least £11,500. Pricing for the cockpit-only version has yet to be revealed, but it certainly seems a lot cheaper than the OVO-4 Home Flight Simulator.
For further details check out the TL1 Simulator at Motion Simulation. ®
Re: Eleven and a half grand?
Apparently not :-)
Re: And then...
You been in an arcade lately? They are full of fruit machines and crane grab games! Sadly the days of seaside arcades being full of cutting edge gaming hardware are long gone. These days you'll be lucky to find a knackered Daytona machine and a few generic shooters with worse graphics than the Xbox you have at home.
[goes misty eyed at the memory of going into Southsea arcade circa 1986 and seeing Space Harrier hydraulic cab for the first time. Jaw dropping. Let alone the queue to get on it!!!!]
For that money you could buy a hell of a lot of track days.
I wonder at which stage in the design, prototype, build process they realised they'd invented a massive helmet and could probably make an actual helmet with a visor/screen for about 10% of the price.
You've got to add the cost of the PC/console to this too...
Think I'll just spend a few quid down on the seafront arcade instead.