If you’re an ardent PC racing fiend, chances are that you either own or have heard of Logitech’s G27. The G27 replaced its predecessor, the G25, way back in 2010. The G27 has been a popular gaming peripheral (it supports the PC, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3) that not only includes a steering wheel and three pedals (accelerator, brake, clutch), but also a six-speed “H” pattern gearbox.
But five years is a long time in the PC gaming industry and a replacement for the G27 has been long overdue. Thankfully, Logitech has a two-pronged approach for its successor. Logitech is introducing the G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel that is compatible with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and the G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel for PC and Xbox One racers.
Both wheels are equipped with dual-motor force feedback, 900-degree (2.5 turns to lock) steering, helical gearing, and anti-backlash hardware. Logitech is also hoping to impart a premium feel to its new controllers courtesy of a hand-stitched leather wheel, stainless steel paddle shifters, and steel ball bearings to stand up to years of abuse from overzealous racers.
And like its predecessor, the G29 and G920 both comes with a separate, floor-mounted three-pedal unit to keep your feet busy when blasting around the Nürburgring. Unfortunately, the six-speed shifter unit that used to come standard in the box with the G27 is now an optional accessory. The Driving Force Shifter features a hand-stitched leather shift boot and knob, and push-down reverse.
The G29 will be available this July, while the G920 won’t arrive at retailers until October – both will retail for $399.99. If you want to add on the Driving Force Shifter, that will tack on an additional $59.99 to the price. For comparison, the G27 has an MSRP of $299.99 (and as we stated above, includes a shifter). If $460 is too rich for your blood for a wheel, pedals, and shifter, you can still pick up the G27 for $240 from online retailers like Amazon.