MSI is a name that is well-known in the video game world, with them making computers, components, peripherals, etc (I actually just bought a new MSI Motherboard, but I’ll talk about that more in an upcoming video). Now, it looks like MSI may look to enter the Sim Racing market, with a motion simulator!
I was browsing Linus Tech Tips’ content from Computex 2017, and one of his videos from the MSI booth showcased an interesting VR Motion racing simulator! (Go to 2:40 to see the simulator)
Now, it is worth mentioning that there is no concrete confirmation of the simulator being in active development, but Linus mentioned that MSI was aiming to actually release the simulator, for “between 5 to 8 thousand dollars”.
The simulator looks to feature a system that looks not entirely dissimilar to a SimXperience motion cockpit, simulating both the pitch, tilt, and yaw. The surprising thing is the footprint of the thing. This cockpit looks remarkably small, but capable and very sturdy!
The cockpit was showcased at the Computex event in Tapei, running with MSI’s upcoming Vortex G25 PC. The simulator also uses an HTC Vive, Fanatec Clubsport Wheel V2, and Clubsport Pedals V3. It is not mentioned what title the simulator was running, but I’d likely assume it is either Assetto Corsa or Project CARS, due to those being the main two titles with native HTC Vive Support (I know iRacing has Vive support, but I find it unlikely they’d use that sim at a trade show).
While not much is known about the simulator, it is exciting to see another big name tech manufacturer possibly getting into the simulator market! I will reach out to MSI, and see if I can get some more information.
What do you think of this interesting simulator? Let us know in the comments!