Awesome news for Gran Turismo fans! Today at GDC 08, Logitech announced the Driving Force GT racing wheel. The wheel features powerful force feedback and a 24-position real-time adjustment dial for on-the-fly control of brake bias, traction and damper settings.
Logitech’s newest force feedback wheel simulates understeer, oversteer, and traction loss with frightening accuracy. While the full-size gas and brake pedals deliver precise throttle and brake response, racers can use either the sequential stick shift or the wheel-mounted paddles to race through gears.
Moreover, the Logitech Driving Force GT turns 900 degrees lock-to-lock allowing drivers to navigate hairpin turns with greater accuracy. And with anti-backlash gearing, there is no slack in the steering response, making any race a smooth, realistic experience.
The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is engineered for use with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3, which will be available to gamers on Blu-ray Disc or as a download via the PLAYSTATION Network. The game will launch in North America on April 17 and in Europe on March 28.
The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is also compatible with Gran Turismo 3 and Gran Turismo 4 on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. So GT fans have no excuse not buy this peripheral except for maybe the $149.99 price tag. Look for its release in North America and Europe sometime in early May.