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New Logitech Gran Turismo Wheel in May! | PS3Blog.net

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Driving Force GT

  • Designed by Polyphony Digital specifically for GT5. Also backwards compatible with PS2 + GT4. This probably means it will connect via USB.
  • Everything that the Driving Force Pro has: 900-degree steering radius, full variety of force feedback effects including rumble, full controller buttons.
  • Improved force feedback effects.
  • A horn
  • A “unique realtime adjustment dial, a first for force feedback wheels, allowing people to fine tune the car’s balance by adjusting the brake bias, traction control and damper settings”.
  • Available in Europe/US in May for list of $150 (the Driving Force Pro had the same retail price but sold online at most sites for about $100)

FYI: These wheels have always worked with force feedback in games like Burnout Paradise, NFS, and Ridge Racer. I’ve tested this personally with the Driving Force Pro, and this is sure to continue working for this newer wheel.

EDIT: Minor clarifications.

  • Solid_Nat

    Never been much of a wheel man myself, a Dualshock 3 will do for me!

  • Another site suggested, it will be released in Europe on 28th of March and 17th April in USA…

    Does this mean, we’ll get GT5P before you Yanks??

    Anyways, I have my 26th birthday on April 15th, so, this wheel will make a great gift!!

  • Pc

    This will be my first driving wheel !!

  • mcloki

    A $150 wheel for a $50 demo of a game. I will hang my head in shame as I walk out of the Futureshop with the wheel tightly clasped in my hands. But i will walk out of the Futureshop with one. I’m certain that a PS3blog.net racing team will also be forming. Makes me wish they allowed custom paint jobs.

  • Darrin

    Segitz, I think that March/April date you are reading is for GT5:P not for this new wheel.

    mcloki, this works with most racing games, not just Gran Turismo. Although it’s best with GT (900-degree support and all the fancy force feedback effects). The GT4 wheel was easily worth the $100 I paid for it (new), and I’ll probably buy this one for GT5.

  • Ya, the other site I read mixed up the GT5P release date with the release date of the wheel…

    Anyways, I’ll still get it 😀

  • mcloki

    There are other racing games?
    Said with tongue firmly in cheek.

    Darrin. I just think it’s funny that I’ll be paying 3 times as much for the wheel as I will for the game. There’s something ridiculous about it to me. I have played GT4 so intensely that my eyeballs dried up. Tears would roll down my face because I would not blink. There’s just something great about the control of the game.
    Burnout Paradise I assume will be controllable, but I don’t need pinpoint accuracy to crash into people. I want it, but I don’t need it.
    See you on the track.

  • Such things always tempt me. But on the other hand.. Where the hell will I put it? I’ll have to have a second ps3 and HD screen dedicated in my office space to be able to actually, usefully use that wheel…

    And I can’t sell that to the wife 🙁

    I’d probable turn into a race freak if I would have it, maybe it’s for the best 😉

  • I like it:) Cant wait to have one of that.