The SimCraft simulator called the APEX SC830 was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which took place between 8 and 11 January 2009 in Las Vegas. Apparently, it was first designed to help the US army prepare for desert warfare, but now it will only delight gamers all over the world... on the condition they afford to spend £24,000 on such an outstanding device.
The SimCraft simulator is built within an aluminum frame and is shaped just like a racing car cockpit with steering wheel and pedals. It has three monitors in front that show the racetrack and your virtual opponents.
More importantly, the simulator has three degrees of freedom with a 40° roll, 25° pitch and 40° yaw and has a state-of-the-art architecture recreating center of mass rotations.
Gamers can use the device to play a whole series of racing games as SimCraft has recently announced their partnership with iRacing.com, which is an online racing simulation service.
"We're proud to add iRacing to our existing suite of racing integrations," said Sean Patrick MacDonald, SimCraft's co-founder and chief technical officer. "Between iRacing's proprietary laser mapping technology that replicates the eccentricities of the world's best road courses, short ovals, and superspeedways, and our cutting-edge software that results in zero latency between what you're seeing and what you're feeling-we're offering racing professionals and serious amateurs an unparalleled experience."
Producers have probably realized that not too many buyers will be interested in their expensive device, so they promised to build a cheaper one that's going to cost only £2,500. What a relief...