At the Game Developer?s Conference (GDC), Logitech announced the Logitech Driving Force GT racing wheel, the official wheel of Gran Turismo.
Logitech?s latest racing wheel was designed by Logitech and Polyphony Digital, Inc., the developer of the Gran Turismo series. The companies worked together to add the unique realtime adjustment dial, a first for force feedback wheel, allowing people to change the balance of the car they are driving by adjusting the brake bias, traction control, and damper settings.
Logitech's newest wheel simulates understeer, oversteer, and traction loss with accuracy. Racers can use either the sequential stick shift or the wheel-mounted paddles to race through gears while the full-size gas and brake pedals deliver precise throttle and brake response.
The Logitech Driving Force GT turns 900 degrees lock-to-lock allowing drivers to navigate turns with greater accuracy. And with anti-backlash gearing, there is no slack in the steering response. In the center of the 11-inch wheel, the Driving Force GT features an illuminated horn button with the official Gran Turismo logo. Using the authentic sounds of the car being driven, racers can quickly alert other cars when they are approaching fast. Or when playing online, people can simply use the horn to taunt other players as they speed by.
The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is engineered for use with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3, which will be available in North America on April 17 on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and as a download on PLAYSTATION Network. The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is also compatible with Gran Turismo 3 and Gran Turismo 4 on the PlayStation 2 system.
The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in May. The suggested retail price is $149.99 (U.S.).