Logitech have revealed details of their long-awaited latest edition wheel and have weighed in with what appears to be an evolution of a good thing at a handy price, with Formula 1 shooting star Lando Norris as their spokesperson and Fernando Alonso the cover boy.
This is what they had to say on launch day:
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, today unveiled the Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals, a high-performance racing wheel that revolutionizes the sim racing experience.
Engineered for maximum realism, G923 features TrueForce a new high-definition force feedback system that dials into a game’s physics and audio engine to deliver an ultra-realistic experience.
“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” said McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris.
“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.”
TrueForce is a proprietary high definition force feedback technology that revolutionizes what’s possible in racing games. Using actual game physics and audio in real time, it allows players to feel things like the roar of an engine, tire traction, the terrain of the track, and feedback of the steering wheel more than ever before.
TrueForce connects directly to in-game engines, processing at up to 4000 times per second to produce next-gen realism and detail in supported games.
“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,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager at Logitech G. “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!”
Designed for today’s sim racers, the G923 wheel and pedals have been modernized with a brushed metal steering wheel, polished pedals and a leather wheel cover for maximum comfort. In addition, the G923 was designed with a number of new features, including:
- Programmable Dual Clutch Launch Controls – allows racers to get off the line cleaner and faster with a programmable dual-clutch that facilitates maximum traction and minimum smoke.
- Built-In Rev Indicator – built-in colored LED lights indicate your RPM range, alerting the racer when they’re hitting redline.
- On-Wheel Game Controls – Xbox title controls are integrated into the steering wheel for total control at your fingertips.
- Progressive Brake Pedals – featuring a new progressive spring for a more responsive feel, the new brake pedal responsiveness adds more realism and control.
- 24-Point Selection Dial – built-in selection dial allows the racer to adjust traction, torque, automatic stability management, brake force and more.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals is available for PC and Xbox One, and will be compatible with the new Xbox Series X when it launches in Holiday 2020, for a suggested retail price of $399.99.