Are you a video game racing game enthusiast? If so, you’re no doubt looking for a sturdy PlayStation 4 racing wheel. Logitech just might have the thing for you. In the video above, the first Logitech PS4 racing wheel — the Logitech G29 Driving Force — can be seen being used.
Priced at $399,99, the Logitech G29 includes the wheel, foot pedals and exclusive skins for Project CARS. While the price is a bit steep, that’s to be expected for a premium racing wheel.
Here’s the full press release for the wheel along with its official product specs:
Realistic Force Feedback
Engineered with dual-motor force feedback, the Logitech G29 Driving Force realistically simulates the feel of your car with weight shift, realistic road conditions and tire wear, so you can sense under- or over-steering, traction loss and more. With helical gears modeled after the gearing used in car transmissions, you get exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise steering action. Anti-backlash hardware also keeps the wheel and pedal input tight, to maximize control.
Built to last, the Logitech G29 Driving Force features solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft, and stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. High-quality, hand-stitched leather gives the Logitech G29 Driving Force the look and feel of a high-performance racecar wheel, and ensures a more comfortable and durable user experience. Additionally, built-in clamps and bolt points allow you to securely mount the wheel to a table or racing seat to minimize shifting or wobbling during aggressive maneuvers.
Easy Access to Game Controls
For seamless access to racing controls, the D-Pad, console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters are conveniently located on the Logitech G29 Driving Force. LED indicator lights tell you exactly when to shift, so you can maintain maximum acceleration without taking your eyes off the track. A 24-point selection dial and plus/minus buttons let you also fine-tune your driving preferences.
Responsive Pedal Unit
The Logitech G29 Driving Force comes with a separate floor pedal unit that lets you comfortably brake, accelerate and change gears, just as you would in an actual car, and also allows you to maintain a more realistic body position for driving. The nonlinear brake pedal mimics the performance of a pressure-sensitive brake system for a responsive, accurate braking feel. Additionally, the G29 includes a dedicated clutch, so gamers who want to test their abilities can have a truly immersive racing experience.
- 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty
Playstation®4 or Playstation®3
Powered USB port
Windows® 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7
Powered USB Port
Internet connection and 150MB hard drive space (for optional software download)
Games that support Logitech® force feedback racing wheel
- Height: 270 mm (10.63 in)
- Width: 260 mm (10.24 in)
- Length: 278 mm (10.94 in)
- Weight without cables: 2.25 kg (4.96 lb)
- Height: 167 mm (6.57 in)
- Width: 428.5 mm (16.87 in)
- Depth: 311 mm (12.24 in)
- Weight without cables: 3.1 kg (6.83 lb)
- Software Support (at release): Logitech Gaming Software
- Connection Type: USB
- USB VID_PID: 046D_C24F (PC Mode)
- USB Protocol: USB 2.0
- USB Speed: Full Speed
- Indicator Lights (LED): Yes
Rotation: 900 degrees lock-to-lock
Hall-effect steering sensor
Dual-Motor Force Feedback
Nonlinear brake pedal
Patented carpet grip system
Textured heel grip
Wheel spokes: Anodized aluminum
Wheel cover Hand-stitched leather
Steering shaft: Steel
Shifter paddles: Brushed stainless steel
Mounting clamps: Glass-filled nylon
Pedal frames and arms: cold rolled steel
Pedal faces: Brushed stainless steel
Pedal piston sleeves: Polyoxymethylene thermoplastic (POM)
The Logitech G29 Driving Force will be available this month in North America and you can pre-order it on Logitech’s official site.
Make sure to check back for our review of the wheel in the near future.
Are you picking this up or are there less expensive alternatives that can fill your driving needs?