Logitech enhances your driving experience on the PS4
Racing games are fun – and they are even more fun when you duke it out with others in an arcade, with a cockpit and actual gears that can shift, not to mention pedals for your feet to step on. However, when you are at home, the console might offer a visual performance that is on par or even surpass that of older arcades, but it would not be able to deliver the kind of realism that the arcade cockpit can. Logitech intends to change that, albeit in baby steps, with their latest Logitech G29 Driving Force.
Racing wheels for home consoles are definitely nothing new, but this does not mean that we are unable to enjoy something that would up the realism ante. The PS3 and PS4-bound Logitech G29 Driving Force will boast of a dual-motor force feedback transmission alongside anti-backlash helical gearing, a luxurious looking hand-stitched leather-wrapped rim, and stainless steel throttle, brake, and clutch pedals.
Specially engineered with dual-motor force feedback, the Logitech G29 Driving Force is more than capable of realistically simulating the feel of your car with weight shift, realistic road conditions and tire wear, allowing you to sense under- or over-steering, traction loss and others. There are helical gears which have been modeled after the gearing used in car transmissions, letting you enjoy exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise steering action. In addition, anti-backlash hardware would also ensure the wheel and pedal input remain tight, in order to maximize control.
It would be hardy in nature, thanks to the solid steel ball bearings that are located in the wheel shaft, in addition to the stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. Apart from that, gamers – or should I say, drivers, will enjoy seamless access to racing controls, the D-Pad, console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters that are conveniently located on the Logitech G29 Driving Force. There are also LED indicator lights that tell you exactly when to shift, in order for you to maintain maximum acceleration without having to take your eyes off the track.
Expect the Logitech G29 Driving Force to be out later this July 2015 with a recommended retail price of $399.99.