Sim Racing is not cheap relative to 99% of other games that simply need keyboard, mouse and/or game controller and a cool headset to be active and competitive.
Unlike other games, simming does involve driving and for that a wheel and pedals are vital to maximising the experience. It’s an esport now and like any other sport, the win at all costs ethos does prevail.
You can spend anything from a couple of hundred bucks to literally tens of thousands of dollars but, in the end, many guys using basic G27 kit can obliterate blokes with the high-end, big bucks direct drive wheels and purpose-made sim cockpits.
Big Question: Where to start spending and how to race on a budget? PowerQ answers those questions in this video.