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Race into the future with immersive sim racing centers

April 25, 2024

In the ever-growing realm of eSports, few competitions rev up the excitement quite like sim racing.


With its steady increase in popularity over the last 5 years, virtual motorsport has become a global phenomenon, captivating people of all ages and of all skill levels. As a matter of fact, it’s become so popular that we’re starting to see a new trend emerge in the world of sim racing: the opening of public sim centers!


So, what exactly is a sim center? It’s more than just a place to race—it’s a haven for enthusiasts to indulge in their passion for speed and competition. Picture rows upon rows of sim racing rigs, each equipped with cutting-edge technology, just waiting to be raced by both casual racers and seasoned pros of all ages. However, sim centers aren’t just about racing; they’re about creating memories with friends and family, and above all, they’re about bringing the incredibly passionate motorsport community together in a new and exciting way.


As D-BOX continues to be at the forefront of innovation in all things sim racing, we’re proud to have partnered with sim centers across the world to bring our FIA-licensed haptic systems to local communities, further democratizing this incredible sport.


Curious to know if there’s a sim center with D-BOX technology opening near you? Keep reading to find out about our 3 latest locations and what you can expect from each of them!


Virtual Racing Lounge (VRL)

Location: Böblingen, Germany

Otto-Lilienthal-Straße 21

Opening date: April 16th 2024


Having opened its doors earlier this month in Böblingen, Germany, Virtual Racing Lounge’s (VRL) sim center spans approximately 6,500 square feet and has been thoughtfully designed to be a multi-faceted entertainment hub!

Featuring 13 high-quality simulators—with 5 D-BOX ones being KYOSO simulators (3 with 1.5” actuators and 2 with 3” actuators)—as well as featuring a lounge area with cozy couches, a massive 160” video wall, 7 75” screens for race broadcasts, 10 leaderboard screens, original arena-style seating to follow races, 4 old-school arcade machines, a selfie box and a popcorn machine, VRL’s environment allows you to become part of the race even without getting on a simulator.

For those who do want to challenge themselves on the track however, Assetto Corsa awaits—as does VRL’s impressive in-house software called Lounge Control!  This innovative sim center management solution allows each customer to create a personalized account that will remember every detail of their sessions, from the track raced and the car driven, and will even provide them with a comprehensive driving performance index score that they can work to improve over time. Not only that, but Lounge Control allows drivers to compete against others using Lounge Control—no matter where they are in the world—thanks to their global leaderboard.

Whether you’re itching to get behind the wheel or simply love cheering from the sidelines, don’t miss your chance to be fully immersed in the world of motorsport at Virtual Racing Lounge!

Kyoso x DBOX

F1 Arcade Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Address: 87 Pier 4 Blvd, Boston, MA 02210, United States

Opening date: April 22nd 2024


A groundbreaking entertainment destination is set to redefine virtual motorsport in the vibrant heart of Boston’s seaport district: F1 Arcade!

Opening its doors later this month, F1 Arcade Boston will be the first of its kind to open its doors in the United States and will span an impressive 15,500 square feet across two floors.

Boasting 69 Vesaro V-ZERO simulators—each equipped with G5, D-BOX's latest generation of haptic systems—this entertainment center promises an immersive and engaging sim racing experience like no other. Visitors can indulge in the one-stop shop for food, drink and F1 simulator racing, creating unforgettable memories with friends in a casual and inviting atmosphere. F1 Arcade will also become the place to be to watch different Grand Prix, with live commentary, unlimited sim racing before the race, quizzes and DJs!

With the F1 already having plans to expand with 30 more Arcade locations globally, you won’t want to miss your chance to be one of the first to get in on the fun.

Reserve your Boston F1 Arcade experience today to experience firsthand how D-BOX haptic technology and state-of-the-art simulators can put you in the driver’s seat like never before!


Oasis Texas 

Location: New Braunfels, Texas, USA
Address: 651 N. Business IH-35, STE. 240, New Braunfels TX 78130
Opening date: May 2024

Positioned to be one of the premier destinations for racing enthusiasts, the Oasis sim center will be opening early May and will stand out as one of the few centers exclusively using iRacing—setting a new standard for realism and competition.

In collaboration with Podium 1, Oasis promises an unmatched experience, blending cutting-edge technology with high-quality peripherals. With 20 P2 simulators enhanced by D-BOX G5, Oasis will offer visitors an immersive racing experience like no other.

Poised to be one of the largest sim centers in the USA, they’ve spared no expense in providing top-notch amenities and equipment—including Asetek Forte pedals and GSI X29 steering wheels—ensuring every aspect of the racing experience exceeds expectations. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice enthusiast, Oasis invites you to discover the thrill of the track in an environment designed to captivate and exhilarate!

Be immersed & entertained by D-BOX sim racing centers

From the heart-pounding action of the F1 Arcade to the innovative experiences offered by VRL and Oasis, these sim racing centers represent more than just places to race—they're gateways to unforgettable adventures. With D-BOX's cutting-edge haptic technology at the helm, each center promises an immersive experience that puts you in the driver's seat.

As these centers continue to help democratize sim racing all while pushing the boundaries of what's possible, we invite you to get in on the action and to be one of the first to immerse yourself in the motorsport community in this thrilling new way. The race is on, and the finish line is just the beginning!

Find a sim racing center with D-BOX near you 

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