Logitech Presented Us Their G29 & G920 Wheels On Gamescom

Logitech released the Logitech G29 Driving Force, a force feedback racing wheel licensed for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Now they also announced the Logitech G920 Driving Force, its first force feedback racing wheel available for Xbox One, as well as PC, which will be available this fall. And this are great news. You can use the G920 for TWO SYSTEMS.

Both wheels 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. The G920 is also compatible with the optional Driving Force Shifter, a six-speed manual gear stick with push-down reverse.

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“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 about the G29. “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.”

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“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.”

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Custom_format_DAYLIGHT_XRAY_RRealistic Force Feedback

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Both wheels are “engineered with dual-motor force feedback and both 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, players get exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise steering action. Anti-backlash hardware also keeps the wheel and pedal input tight, to maximise control,” according to the press release.

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Custom_format_G920_FOB_cDurable Design

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Logitech’s G29 and the G920 Driving Force features solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft, anodised aluminum spokes (only the G920) and stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. We had the oppertunity to get our hands o the wheels. Both wheels have hand-stitched leather that gives the wheels the look and feel of a high-performance racecar wheel. It feels really comfortable. “Additionally, built-in clamps and bolt points allow you to securely mount the wheel to a table or racing seat to minimise shifting or wobbling during aggressive maneuvers,” according to the press release.

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Custom_format_G29_BTYEasy Access to Game Controls

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Both wheels have a ‘D-Pad’. On this you can find the console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters. In addition, only the G29 has LED indicator lights that tell you exactly when to shift. The PlayStation wheel has also a 24-point selection dial and plus/minus buttons which let you also fine-tune your driving preferences.

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Custom_format_G29_Pedal_BTY-2_noloResponsive Pedal Unit

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The Logitech G29 and the G920 have a separate floor pedal unit that let players comfortably brake, accelerate and change gears. We loved it how easy it was. “The nonlinear brake pedal mimics the performance of a pressure-sensitive brake system for a responsive, accurate braking feel. Additionally, both wheels includes a dedicated clutch, so gamers who want to test their abilities can have a truly immersive racing experience,” says the press release.

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logitech-driving-force-shifterOptional Driving Force Shifter

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On the one hand, the G29 has the LED indicator lights and also the 24-point selection dial and plus/minus buttons. On the other hand, owners of the G920 can as an optional add-on get the Driving Force Shifter which “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.”

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Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G29 Driving Force is available since July 2015, for a retail price of €399.99.

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The Logitech G920 Driving Force is expected to be available in beginning in October 2015, also for a 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.

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Custom_format_G29_BOB_Wheel_PedalKEY FEATURES OF THE G29, ACCORDING TO THE PRESS-RELEASE

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  • Realistic Force Feedback: Engineered with dual-motor force feedback, the Logitech G29 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 car transmissions, you get exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise steering action. Anti-backlash hardware also keeps the wheel and pedal input tight, to maximise control.
  • Durable Design: 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 minimise 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 within easy reach. 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 simulates 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.

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Platform Compatibility

  • PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
  • PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

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System Requirements

  • PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®3
  • Games that support a Logitech® force feedback racing wheel

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Product Specifications

  • Dimensions :
  • Wheel :(L x W x D): 270 mm x 278 mm x 260 mm; Weight: 2.25 kg
  • Pedal : (L x W x D): 167 mm x 311 mm x 428.5 mm; Weight: 3.1 kg

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Warranty

  • Two-year limited hardware warranty

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Custom_format_G920_BOBKEY FEATURES OF THE G920, ACCORDING TO THE PRESS-RELEASE

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  • 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 car transmissions, you get exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise steering action. Anti-backlash hardware also keeps the wheel and pedal input tight, to maximise control.
  • Durable Design: The Logitech G920 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 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 seat to minimise shifting or wobbling during aggressive maneuvers.
  • Easy Access to Game 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 simulates 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 Logitech 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 Logitech Driving Force Shifter to be mounted securely.

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Platform Compatibility

  • Xbox One Console
  • Games that support a force feedback racing wheel

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PC System Requirements

  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • 150 MB Disk storage space
  • Internet connection for software download

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Product Specifications

  • Dimensions :
    • Wheel (L x W x D): 270 mm x 278 mm x 260 mm
    • Pedal (L x W x D): 167 mm x 311 mm x 428.5 mm
  • Weight:
    • Wheel: 2.25 kg
    • Pedal: 3.1 kg

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WARRANTY

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

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