Playing With a Heavy Industrial Simulator Looks Like a Lot of Fun

By Chris Mills on at

I’ve always wondered exactly who is buying Train Simulator 2015, because driving around virtual heavy machinery without causing accidents isn’t really my idea of a good afternoon. But if that software is running in a fully immersive high-tech simulator, I start to understand the appeal.

YouTuber Tom Scott had the chance to visit Mevea Simulators in Finland, and not only play with their virtual machines, but go see how the simulators compared to the non-digital equivalents. The sims looked surprisingly fun, and as detailed as you’d expect — my best day on this job was when I got to play with BAE System’s fighter jet sims – but the most interesting part are the differences between virtual and actual reality. [YouTube]


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