Remember the days of the videogame arcade when you could sit in a moving cockpit and play Afterburner? Well, the gaming arcade is an endangered species now, but motion-based gaming is set to make a comeback in the living rooms and mancaves of gamers with the release of the Eleetus Simulator.
The Eleetus Simulator takes its name from its developer Eleetus, a relatively new company based in Ottawa Lake, Michigan that specializes in motion based gaming. The company is led by one Bill Bales, whose credits include a number of golf simulators such as Microsoft Golf and aboutGolf PGA TOUR
Don’t be putt off by Bales’ background in the placid world of golf; for the Eleetus Simulator boasts a number of impressive features that should make it the peripheral of choice for racing and flight simulator fans. The unit is able to rotate forty degrees in all directions, and boasts flexible software that allows for add-on content.
In a press release, Bales said:
Eleetus looks to do with motion based gaming and entertainment what aboutGolf did with golf simulators-innovate. aboutGolf consistently advanced the world of indoor golf. We see a great deal of ‘development real estate’ for the Eleetus Simulator related to the depth and breadth of new kinds of content as well as creative hardware design and display methodology. Our goal is to provide the most amazing gaming and entertainment system a family could put in their recreation room or Dad’s man cave. Commercial family entertainment centers are also targeted.
Additionally, Eleetus are looking to expand the functionality of the simulator into non-gaming territories, such as those virtual 3D rides you’ll find at any theme park.
Currently, the Eleetus Simulator is being distributed in the United States and Canada, with showrooms in Burlington, Ontario, Dallas, Texas, and Ottawa Lake, Michigan. The company is looking to add more showrooms in Chicago, Los Angeles and Orlando.
A full list of supported games and hardware specifications can be found on the official website.