In 1997 Sony released the immensely popular console game “Gran Turismo” that became a phenomenon commercial success. Although gaming purists would not consider it a real racing simulator, it still remains as the most commercially successful driving game. The popular game played on the Sony Playstation, may still be largely responsible for the present improvements of racing game simulators, as new releases, with improved features, are always much-anticipated.
With the easier availability and lower cost of computing power, along with the lower cost, and improved capability of graphic cards, this makes your racing simulator more realistic and consequently more popular. Designers are now given a wider berth, where more features can be added, and the stunningly amazing graphics and equally impressive sound reproductions, contribute to the simulation arena becoming even more appealing. The technology is advancing at such a rapid rate that it will soon be at a point where it will no longer be a simple procedure to differentiate the virtual from the real.
Racing simulator can recreate and enhance the exhilarating feeling than is often experienced in real world activities. The demographic of those behind game simulators has shifted to an older age.