Racing Simulators or console-based software applications that try to simulate the real world auto racing with accuracy- complete with variables such as fuel usage, suspension settings, damage and tire wearing. In order to be a champion in the simulated racing world, one has to know everything about cars just like for racing in the real world such as threshold braking, maintaining control of the car as tires lose traction and controlling speed at the turnings.
How Did it All Start?
Racing simulators first arrived in the scene during the late 80s, the era of arcade gaming. And it stumped racing lovers in its very first attempt when the first simulated racing game ‘Indianapolis 500: The Simulation’ sold more than 200, 000 copies.
After that, racing simulators have changed the gaming world completely. Apart from bringing realism and additional thrill into the gaming world, racing simulators have also become a practice turf for budding racers and even master racers.
Unleashing the Speed
Racing simulators are the closest one can get to experience the thrill and rush of real world motor-racing along with increasing the driving skills, without racing a real car. It’s that one thing any game lover would love, and there is a new community of gamers around today.
We can analyze the impact of racing simulators on gaming just by looking at the massive success and popularity of the sim racing game ‘Gran Turismo’, way back in 1997.
Today, they are a great attraction at parties and events, allowing gamers to experience the thrill of original motor-racing without having to sit in or drive a real car.