More details have surfaced regarding PlayStation’s Move Racing Wheel, a peripheral announced at this year’s E3 conference.
The wheel is slated for a spring release, and should retail at around USD$39.99 (NZD$49.90), according to the PlayStation blog.
The wheel’s wide grip allows players to “really precisely tune the steering angle – something that’s really hard to do with your thumbs,” said co-creator Anton Mikhailov.
It features long throw accelerator and brake triggers, paddle shifters and the expected array of buttons.
Inside each handle is a dual shock-style motor for directional rumble, powered by a connected Move controller.
The wheel’s handles can be shifted out and turned into something akin to bike handlebars. In that instance, a twist throttle on the right hand side controls acceleration, and is bound to the rumble hardware directly, eliminating any latency.
The lack of a base or stand mean that roll, pitch, and yaw movements should be simple, making the wheel suitable for flight games.
The Move Racing Wheel will support upcoming racing games like Little Big Planet Karting, in addition to existing games such as Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise, MotorStorm Apocalypse, and others.