Logitech G, the gaming branch of peripherals giant Logi has unveiled their new racing wheel, the G923 which also include pedals. The new wheel promises to highen immersion into your PC and console racing titles thanks to their new TRUEFORCE high-definition force feedback system.
TRUEFORCE works with in-game physics and audio engine to give virtual racers an enhanced experience over older products, and also games controllers. Well, if you’ve got a wheel in front of you, you’re already leagues ahead of gamepad users on racing games.
But, what’s special here is the new force feedback feel you get from the Logitech G923 which has been said to be a lot more responsive to what’s happening on-screen. Formula 1 and McLaren driver Lando Norris said; “A great force-feedback racing wheel can be the difference between crossing the finish line first and spinning off the track and not finishing at all. The new Logitech G923 wheel with TRUEFORCE gives drivers an authentic experience behind the wheel and simulates the details we feel as racing drivers. I can feel if the rear of the car loses grip or if I’m about to spin, which gives me the best chance to quickly correct it, and stay ahead of the competition.”
Some things that drivers can feel through the TRUEFORCE technology is the engine noise, tire traction and the terrain of the track. Logitech G have worked with compatible games, so the wheel actually communicates with the game engines, and can process at up to 4,000 times per-second to ensure realism.
Ujesh Desai, the general manager at Logitech G said; “For the last few years, we’ve been working with sim drivers, and professional race car drivers to develop a full-featured, realistic driving experience like no other. With TRUEFORCE you really get to feel the road, along with all the subtle features of the race car. It truly elevates the experience, and everyone we’ve had try it always walks away with a smile!”
But there’s more. The wheel has programmable dual clutch launch controls, as well as a built-in rev indicator which is displayed with LED lights. There are controls on the actual wheel itself for extra control, and allows gamers to keep their hands on the wheel at all times, and it also has progressive brake pedal with spring system. The 24-point selection dial allows gamers to dynamically adjust traction, torque, stability management, brake force and more on the go while in-game.
Unfortunately, this level of immersion doesn’t come cheap, although Logitecch wheels are some of the better on the market for heading up to those proper expensive sim setups. When the Logitech G923 is released, you’ll expect to find it at around £340 here in the UK and is expected to launch this month, August 2020. It’s also been stated that the Logitech G923 will work with the Sony Playstation 5 too, so no need to buy a new wheel if you decide to invest now. For more information, head over to the Logitech website or connect with them on Twitter@LogitechG.