Logitech developing two high performance driving wheels for consoles and PCs

by: John -
More On: G29 Driving Force G920 Driving Force

As a user of the Logitech G27 Racing Wheel, I was very excited to hear they are going to making some new wheels for this generation of consoles. Logitech's coming out with two wheels, one for the Sony crowd and one for the Xbox One and PC crowd.

The Logitech G29 Driving Force is the wheel made for the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 while the Logitech G920 Driving Force will work with the Xbox One and PC.

Both wheels offer the pretty much the same features with an exception. Each offer dual-motor force feedback and are made to last.  Like the G27, the new wheels feature LEDs on the front and pedal shifters on the back. Various buttons are also on the front for more control.

A nice pedal unit comes with both wheels with a brake pedal, gas pedal, and a clutch. 

For the G920, you can add an optional gear shifter unit which is a six-speed manual stick. It came with the G27, but here it's a separate purchase.

The G29 for the PlayStation consoles will be out in July for a price of $399.99. The G920 for the Xbox One and PC will be available in October for $399.99 as well. If you're interested in the Driving Force Shifter, that'll set you back another $59.99. Both will on display at E3 so I'll be sure to stop by and take a look at them.

Logitech G Introduces Force Feedback Racing Wheel for the PlayStation®4

 

Logitech G29 Driving Force Features Hand-Stitched Leather, Dual-Motor Force Feedback and All-Steel Pedals With Clutch

 

NEWARK, Calif. — June 11, 2015 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech® G29 Driving Force, a force feedback racing wheel licensed for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®3 (PS3). Built for precision racing and long-lasting reliability, the Logitech G29 Driving Force features a dual-motor force feedback transmission with anti-backlash helical gearing, hand-stitched leather-wrapped rim, and stainless steel throttle, brake, and clutch pedals.

“Our fans have been asking for a PS4 wheel since launch of the system,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “For the past 18 months we have been working with Sony to deliver a fully-licensed racing wheel and I am excited to announce it today.”

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.

Durable Design

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.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G29 Driving Force is expected to be available at global retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg in the U.S., beginning in July 2015, for a suggested retail price of $399.99. For more information please visit our website or our blog.

 

 

Logitech G Introduces First Force Feedback Racing Wheel

for Xbox One® and PC

 

Logitech G920 Driving Force Features Hand-Stitched Leather, Dual-Motor Force Feedback and All-Steel Pedals With Clutch

 

NEWARK, Calif. — June 11, 2015 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech® G920 Driving Force™, its first force feedback racing wheel available for Xbox One®, as well as PC, will be available this fall. Built for precision racing and long-lasting reliability, the Logitech G920 Driving Force features Logitech’s powerful dual-motor force feedback transmission with anti-backlash helical gearing, hand-stitched leather-wrapped rim, and stainless steel throttle, brake, and clutch pedals. The wheel is also compatible with the optional Driving Force Shifter, a six-speed manual gear stick with push-down reverse. This is the first Logitech racing wheel available for Xbox One.

“The G920 is the wheel fans have been asking for on Xbox One,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “We built on our history and legacy of previous generation driving wheels to deliver on a truly immersive experience for Xbox One gamers. I personally can’t wait to get behind our new wheel to play Forza Motorsport 6.” 

"This is great news for all of the Xbox One racing fans who used a Logitech wheel in the past and have been asking for this on our system," said James Hunter, Director of Business and Strategy, Xbox Accessories. "With the release of Forza Motorsport 6 later this fall racing enthusiasts will now have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the game with the Logitech G920 Racing Wheel."

Realistic Force Feedback

Engineered with dual-motor force feedback, the Logitech G920 Driving Force realistically simulates the feel of weight shift, 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 real world 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.

Durable Design

Built to last, the Logitech G920 Driving Force features solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft, anodized aluminum spokes, and stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. High-quality, hand-stitched leather gives the Logitech G920 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 rig 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 G920 Driving Force.

Responsive Pedal Unit

The Logitech G920 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 G920 includes a dedicated clutch, so gamers who want to test their abilities can have a truly immersive racing experience.

Optional Driving Force Shifter

Available as an optional add-on, the Driving Force Shifter is a six-speed manual gear stick with push-down reverse. The Driving Force Shifter features quality construction, with a solid steel gear shaft and hand-stitched leather boot and knob cover. Built-in clamps and bolt points also allow the Driving Force Shifter to be mounted securely.  

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G920 Driving Force is expected to be available at global retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg in the U.S, beginning in October 2015, for a suggested retail price of $399.99. Driving Force Shifter, a six-speed manual gear stick with push-down reverse, is also expected to be available as an optional add-on, for a suggested retail price of $59.99. For more information please visit our website or our blog. The Logitech G920 Driving Force will be featured in the Xbox booth in the South Hall during E3 2015.