You know who has the most fun? It’s the guys to get to train in those very expensive military and commercial training simulators. Why? They get to experience the overwhelming feeling of reality. They fly commercial jets and fighter jets, like you do. They drive tanks and pilot boats. They fight enemy forces like you do. Their systems provide realistic graphics and controls, like you have. But unlike your home setup, these training simulators use motion and haptic feedback systems that accurately mimic the real world. To begin with, these very expensive systems use very expensive motion platforms like these.
Motion platforms give the feeling of an aircraft turning at a steep angle. They can make a car feel like it’s banking around a curve. From thousands to millions of dollars, motion platforms and their control systems bring a measure of reality. But that is not enough. Top simulator manufacturers know that even more feedback is needed to make the experience feel entirely real.