Being able to really experience and experience something: it is becoming increasingly important in the entertainment segment. Consumers want to be close to the promotion and experience something as if they were actually there. For example, through large screens, VR applications and audio effects. Partly for this reason, for example, more and more games are being released in VR - so that you are really 'in' the game. Combined with the ever-growing popularity of Formula 1 in the Netherlands, waiting for the following was exciting: Sim racing with an F1 simulator. And such F1 simulator Nowadays you can rent very easily for every event.
From training material to entertainment
Simulators are not new in themselves. Simulators have been used for decades to train pilots or crane operators, for example. However, with the technological developments of recent years, they have become a lot easier (and cheaper) to produce, making high-quality simulation accessible to the masses.
That offers great opportunities in the light of the current experience: sim racing for example. An application like this is radically different than a night on your Xbox or PlayStation and that has everything to do with the experience.
Different types and sizes
Simulators come in all sorts of different variants. Some work with VR, where you have one VR glasses intent and is really in the virtual world. In general, this naturally offers the best experience. But simulators without a VR application also offer a lot of extras compared to your own game console. For example, with an F1 simulator you are really in a driver's position in the simulator and in some cases, if no VR is used, you do use a large, curved screen that covers your entire field of vision.
With that, such a simulator is really of a completely different order than the old game devices that you mainly saw in large arcades in the past. Yes, there were racing games in between, but it is important to realize that a real simulator offers far more experience and quality. In addition, good F1 simulators also have official F1 features, such as the real circuits. That does something to your experience.
Attendance by Formula 1
These types of simulators are the latest in attendance and that of course has everything to do with the current popularity of Formula 1 in the Netherlands. F1 simulators are therefore increasingly used during events and encounter a lot of enthusiasm there. They are therefore a good example of how a sudden social trend can have an impact on events, and also on business fairs for example.
Future of F1 simulators
Does the popularity stop when Max Verstappen retires? Apart from the fact that it will take quite a few years, the experiential (not only in the Netherlands, but worldwide) will naturally continue. Simulators continue to develop and will become increasingly realistic. So although F1 may have to lose some of its popularity in the future, simulators are likely to become so truthful that they remain a success at any event. In that regard, the future of all simulators, and also that of F1 simulators, seems to be assured.