GDC attendees can test drive DreamFlyer, a flight simulation controller from FMS
Flight Motion Simulator Inc. The DreamFlyer is a full-motion flight simulator
controller that users sit in to control the flight-simulation game. It comes
with a full joystick, complete with combat controls, a hand throttle, a thumb
switch mouse, and foot pedals.
Users can make turns by tilting the joystick or their bodies
in whatever direction they are looking to go. When they make a turn, the
DreamFlyer and monitor turn with them, giving the sensation of flight. A fuller
experience can be had by attaching up to three LCD monitors.
DreamFlyer doesn't use any motors, just two USB cables for the controls, lending
to reduced maintenance and ease of setup. The lack of motors and simple build
structure also bring down the cost.