Not too many years ago, Microsoft released a full force feedback steering wheel for the 360. For the most part, people enjoyed this wheel, however it wasn’t selling well. Microsoft eventually cancelled the full force feedback steering wheel with no mention of what was to come. Cue E3 2011 and Microsoft announces the Wireless Speed Wheel. There aren’t any pedals, and no force feedback, however, they claim the wheel will precisely track your movement in space. Whether it works or not remains to be seen, but it does look really cool. Press release after the break.
Launching in early October, the Wireless Speed Wheel is completely wireless and controlled intuitively with precise steering, standard controller buttons/triggers, and haptic feedback with rumble. The device is compatible with all racing games right out of the box*. The Wireless Speed Wheel will be available for $59.99 (U.S. ERP) and will ship to retailers worldwide beginning September 26, 2011. This device combines a fun and immersive driving experience with the biggest racing game of the year, the best rated “Forza Motorsport.”
With trigger buttons for gas and brake, combined with a rumble feedback, the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel provides intuitive standard controller buttons that immerse the driver into the game, whether you like to white knuckle it down the race track with your hands at “10 and 2” or “9 and 3.”
The new Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel balances the realism of a wheel with the feel of a controller for greater user edge in game play. It includes buttons for game specific functions including triggers, ABXY and D-pad along with green bands of lights on each handle to provide visual cues when necessary.
For more information on the Wireless Speed Wheel, visit www.xbox.com.
*Limited functionality in some games. See www.xbox.com/wsw for details.