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Fanatec Porsche GT2 Wheel for XBox 360 & PS3 First Look

http://www.insidesimracing.... presents a first look at the new Fanatec Porsche GT2 Wheel for the PC, PS3 and XBox 360.

This is our first look at the new GT2 wheel by Fanatec that is compatible with pretty much every racing game on the planet. Darin checks it out and runs a lap at Suzuka in a Ferrari F430 in both Gran Turismo 5 and Forza Motorsports 3.

BYE1972d ago

Yep, they've done a pretty good job.

Boody-Bandit1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

I have the 911 S and was looking for this new wheel to hit but didn't know it was coming this soon. Definitely going to preorder it today.

ps2ftw1971d ago

I'll wait to see what the new official GT wheel is like when it releases first. Don't want to wait too long though..

Si-Fly1971d ago

@BrutallyHonest ... Me too, I ordered my GT2 with Clubsports yesterday! It says on Fanatecs site that they'll do their best to ship them before January if possible, keeping everything crossed lol!

BISHOP-BRASIL1971d ago

Those Clubsports pedal set looks really sweet as does this new Fanatec wheels (GT2 and GT3) but what I still don't get is when will they make a decent shifter box?

Don't get me wrong, I have a G27 and the small and clunk shifter stick in it annoy the hell out of me too, but this GT2 shifter looks a lot like the piece of cheap plastic that came with 911S (actually, the sequential one looks to be exactly the same).

I don't know if this companies just believe people don't even use it (as the guy on the video, I don't even see why he has a clubsports pedal set if he isn't using a clutch) or if the price would be prohibitive, but those cheap ass gear shifters take away from the great experiences that Logitech G25, Fanatec 911S and Thrustmasters RGT FFB could give us. Commons sense sugested that newer wheels would get past that but the G27 is out and the shifter didn't improved much (and lost the sequential hability, now it's straight H pattern only), GT2 doesn't seem like they improved the shifter, GT3 will have a sold separeted clubsports shifter set that please god don't let it be the GT2 one... Now only T500RS (new Gran Turismo branded wheel from Thrustmasters that has ben tweet'd from Kaz to be the high end GT branded wheel, in opposition to the Logitech Driving Force GT which is great but lack the higher end options as clutch pedal and shifter box) is still to be completelly revealed and although we know it have a clutch pedal, no shifter was seen so far.

I'm not trying to nitpick on the shifter matter, you can have fun with wheels that don't even have a clutch pedal or shifter beyond paddles, but the high end wheel market has seen much less evolution than the mid range and entry level. While those had been receiving over 240º of steering, dual motor force feedback and assignable buttons, the newer high end seem to just be about a more fancy looking wheel.

Si-Fly1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

@bishop : fanatec have been working on a clubsport shifter for some time, latest reports indicate a March 2011 release.

Plus if you new anything about sim racing products you'd know that the standard fanatec shifter is superior in feel and use to the G27s.

Vesemir1971d ago

I only buy exclusive PS3 wheels. Looks nice though.

Washington-Capitals1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

Why? That sounds pretty illogical to me... if the best wheel on the market just so happened to run on all three platforms, you are telling me you wouldn't buy it for the fact its not just on ps3 compatible? Kind of ignorant.

Vesemir1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

That's it. I rather support companies that gives Sony exclusivity, whenever it is possible.
It's not the wheel that makes a driver.

Besides, Thrust Master is a good wheel.

Washington-Capitals1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

Wow bud, did you really just try to defend you point of view? Why does it matter if you support a company that gives sony exclusivity? Is sony going to come to your house and say, "hey thanks for buying a ps3 exclusive wheel here is some money". They aren't going to do that, i find it funny sometimes when people think supporting multinational corporations is their duty. They honestly just want your money its a business.

STONEY41971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

There are no exclusive PS3 wheels anyways, so I don't know what he's buying. Even the Logitech Driving Force GT is a PC/PS3 wheel.

Vesemir1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

PC isn't console. It's just logical that PS3 wheels offers support for PC.

randomwiz1971d ago

If thinking the PC isn't a console makes you sleep better at night, so be it, but the rest of us live in reality, and PC's are gaming consoles too.

Klepto1971d ago

No, PC's are computers and have the ability to play games. Playstation and Xbox are gaming consoles because their primary function is to play games.

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cb4g1971d ago

That doesn't make any sense...at all. What if, hypothetically, the only exclusive wheel on the PS3 was a flaming hot turd, would you still buy it?

I could only afford DFGT but, given the chance, I would swipe this in a second.

Kalowest1971d ago

Damn, if only i had the money.

adumbpolock1971d ago

I want to get a nice full wheel/pedal/shifter set up but i have yet to find detailed diagrams on building a nice cockpit for cheap. I also live in a dorm room and space is a limited resource.

Si-Fly1971d ago

No comparison, if you can afford it you buy the Fanatec.

BISHOP-BRASIL1971d ago

I would wait for reviews. I have a G27 but I'm no fanboy of any... This wheel looks a lot better than G27 on the visual end and the actual steering wheel seens to be bigger (not real size yet, but bigger than G27 which is already great) but that shifter they showed in this video looks a lot like the crappy shifter that came with 911S (the sequential one looks to be the exactly same).

Although this shifter could be the down side, the up side is that Fanatec usually receive accessories from clubsports and there is chance that the rumoured GT3 compatible clubsports shifter box could work with GT2 too, now that would be a great pack.

Si-Fly1971d ago

Fanboy does seem an apt description for you Bishop! I just ordered a fanatec after comparing reviews between the G27 and GT3s. The fanatec shifter is widely regarded as superior to the logitech, maybe you should try one?

DigitalAnalog1971d ago

But after seeing the Thrustmaster T500, I'm making reservation for that.

However, it seems they've managed to save up enough cash to buy a Ferrari Enzo on GT5, not sure how much money you'll make on the advanced courses but I'll assume they're reached Lvl 20 or so to more accurately depict the AI/Damage features.

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