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Microsoft to release new 360 wireless wheel

U-shaped racing controller to cost $60, launching with Forza 4

Microsoft has announced a new official Xbox 360 controller - the Wireless Speed Wheel.

The unusual U-shaped controller will be released in October, apparently timed to coincide with the release of the Xbox 360's flagship racing title Forza 4.

The wheel will be compatible with that and all other car games out of the box, though there will be "limited functionality in some games."

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The Wireless Speed Wheel has an RRP of $59.99

Headline features for the controller include haptic feedback, triggers for acceleration and braking and "green bands of lights on each handle to provide visual cues."

European pricing has yet to be revealed, but it will carry a $59.99 tag a launch in the US.

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Junior Enwright Writer - novelist, game narrative, article writer 5 years ago
this looks weird but interesting also. I don't think i will buy one. But i will be getting Forza 4.
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no kinect wheel? :)
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Neil Young Programmer, Rebellion Developments5 years ago
MS quietly jump on the motion control with a controller bandwagon :)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Neil Young on 7th June 2011 12:07pm

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Paul Smith Studying Animation, Academy of Art University5 years ago
Triggers for the real clutch and gas... Just have to see how well the turn radii is...
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Drew Northcott Senior Artist 5 years ago
Having driven a real car with a nearly square steering wheel there's a very real danger of this being rubbish, just because of the shape.
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