Currently, ESP is mostly used to simulate flight, particularly for military training.
Microsoft ESP solutions include a Northrop Grumman simulator that demonstrates the virtual landing of an F-18 Hornet, a cockpit trainer for a F-16 and the simulation of a helicopter landing on a moving ship.
But Microsoft wants ESP to grow beyond basic military applications. By making the tool user-friendly and cost-effective, they believe from real estate companies to oil companies to city planners and law enforcement can make use of simulations.
The cost of an ESP license is a fraction of what boutique studios charge to make custom training simulations for companies. Training simulations of that sort can cost US$500,000 and up, according to .
Microsoft will soon release simulation platforms for trains, automobiles and underwater movement, according to , an industry analyst at .