With Gran Turismo 5 launching this November on the PlayStation 3, the official steering wheel for the game has been announced today.
Looks sexy..but kinda like the Prologue one.
Can anyone explain how these Wheels are any different from the current Driving Force GT & the current G27? I have been waiting on picking up a G27 because I figured that they would do a Gran Turismo themed G27, but I dont know how these wheels differ from the current wheels that have been on sale for over a year now.
that G27 is the best for GT5! this official one is more like a more affordable solution for gamers but if you have the money, obviously G27 or even G25 is better as they cost more and the shift is more realistic. this one still uses the up and down shift right? and it doesn't have the clutch if I'm not mistaken
that little red dial on the GT wheel lets you change the settings of the car in real time, that's the one i have. it doesn't have a clutch or an H style gearbox like the g27, it has flappy padels and a sequential gearbox.
These wheels have been out for a long time. The Driving Force GT is what they Demo the game with and is the officially branded Gran Turismo wheel.
I bought the Driving Force GT Wheel for £80 about a month ago, really happy with it and cant wait to try F1 2010 and GT5 on it :)
This article is total bs and the wheels have been out for a LONG time. Not to mention the pictures are of the Driving Force GT and G27. Wrong information all over the place. Please vote down the site.
G25 so I'm good to go. If you're saving money for the game, go with the cheapest wheel. But if you want a more realistic driving experience, get yourself a G27 or G25 if it's available.
really wish i can afford the official wheel... with that said,i'm happy with my DFGT
G25 or G27? Which is better? I'm planning on buying one somewhere online and i figured the G27 was the best? GT5 and a badass wheel is going to molest my social life just like Quagmire molests unsuspecting women.
<3 stick shift. is it just a up and down movement or 6 speed changer?( for the gt5 wheel)
For the Driving Force GT (Gran Turismo branded wheel) the shifting is up and down.
dont forget that the "paddle shifter" is not really good. It's a damn button. So it's really hard to change gears up and down for an F1 game. In circuits like monaco, you'll have a hard time. Whereas, the G25/27 paddles feels like the real thing. So, if ya got the money... get the 25/27. I have the DFGT wheel though.
As a guy who's not a huge fan of Driving games. I found Driving Force GT to be extremely good. The materials feels good and the wheel feels good. I do wish the gear shifting had the 6 shift box but it's not that big of a deal to me. I did buy mine on craigslist for 40$ though so i guess it's much easier for me to justify the faults.
I got this GT wheel and its great for all driving games. I got it just after prologue came out and it works brilliant, also well made with great force feedback. I was suprised how good it was when it first arrived from Amazon and only cost £60. The games I have used the GT wheel with are: GT5p, F1 CE, Ferrari challenge, Supercar Challenge, Midnight Club LA, NFS Prostreet, NFS Shift, DIRT, DIRT2 and GRID. It works great with all those games. Can't wait to try it out with GT5, F12010 and hopefully the new NFS will use it. I would recommend this wheel to anyone who wants to make their driving games better to play. I wont go back to using a pad on driving games now.
well, now I know what I'll give myself for christmas :)!!
somebody else will be getting me for CHRISTmas.
I want the G27 Racing Wheel with everything. So I've devised a plan to put a Ruffie in my wife's soda wile were shopping at best buy. That way spending $300 on a controller will seem logical to her. Also when she wakes up, I will convince her she was the one who bought it for our computer and PS3. I just merely agreed with her. Now I just have to find someone who still sells Ruffies. LOL. I think they stopped being popular in the late 90s to early 2000s. Not sure. The plan is solid and the plan is fool proof.... LOL The sad reality will be me begging my wife, and trying to find a valid reason to spend the money. Reality sucks. Back to the Ruffies. LOL
Too bad the 360 doesn't have ultra realistic steering wheels like this one. well this one doesn't look bad http://www.fanatec.de/html/... @T9X69 lol calm down it wasn't my intention i just found it myself.. it's just a coincidence
Ummm yea they do http://www.fanatec.de/html/... Do some research next time EDIT: Way to go on the quick edit using the same link I just posted. lol if you say so. @gamerzBEreal17 - I would never buy it, but this one is pretty sick. http://www.mwave.com/mwave/... I like that one better than the GT5 steering wheel, its made by the same company to.
It's obvious G25 is better than Driving Force GT, it's supposed to be, it costs a lot more and have other features. The thing which makes DFGT a different is that orange/red dial that change assets of your car on the go, only in GT games (as far as I know) and that is exactly what it's supposed to be, a wheel designed to take most of Gran Tursimo, not to be the best wheel on the market for every game around. But the 911S don't compare to G25/G27 level of finishing. It's a great wheel too, full of features, and it has about as good pedals in the Clubsport version, but the thing uses a lot more cheap materials, it's kinda noisy like a cheap wheel in some places (specially gear stick), the material covering the wheel itself was supposed to be Porshe quality leather but looks more like rubber, the gear stick looks like the crap you would expect in a Citroen C3... G25 has metal wheel with leather over it, it don't feel like a toy wheel at all, the gear stick is a lot more rigid and better positioned. 911S is really good as a controller, but G25 make you desire your car's wheel could be just like that. The only thing 911S has over G25/G27 is the abillity to plug to 360, which I believe Logitech will probably add to their next itteration (I really believed, when they announced G27, they would support 360 too), but if you don't own a 360 or don't play racing games in it, G25/G27 is a no brainer.
Reason I ask is you ended your response with the only thing the 911 S has over the G27 is the ability to use it on the XBox 360. I have a G27 and owned a G25 2 years back. The 911 S offers a lot more then just the ability to use it on your 360. It offers on the fly adjustability so you don't have to worry whether or not the developer gave you enough options to use you wheel to it's fullest. I agree with some of your points about it's build quality but the 911 S wheel itself is thicker and larger wheel than the G27. I definitiely prefer it to the G27 in that regard but then again you can mod the G27 to use an actual car wheel but it's not a cheap mod. The Fanatec Clubsport pedals are significant step up from the G27 and also give you the ability to tweak them to your liking and they have rumble in them as well. <- The game has to support it though. The 911 S shifter does not feel as good as the G27, that I agree, but that is the only area I feel the G27 beats it out. Fanatec is hard at work right now building Clubsport shifter. It should be available shortly after GT5's release. That and they are building a handbrake to go with their wheels. As far as noise? I have done a lot of head to head comparisons myself and IMO the G27 makes a lot more noise than the Fanatec. Don't take my word for it. Head over to insidesimracing.tv and check out their comparisons for yourself. Like I wrote below: You can adjust the feedback, rumble, linear, dead zone, sensitivity, ABS and drift modes that you can adjust on the fly or save 5 custom settings into memory. The pedals are completely adjustable too. They are both fine choices but you are selling the 911 S way short on it's performance and adjustability. It offers a lot more to people that play a wide variety of racers. It's more money but it's was more than worth it to me.
T9x69 I have the G25, the one pictured in your second link, and it doesn't work with the 360.
The G25 and 27 are not compatible with the 360
lol @ both of you that wheel looks so hard to get to the buttons and i dont think that's worth $100 something i wouldnt pay more then $80
the buttons are back lit and color cordinated for each console. It's an amazing product and well worth the money if you are really into racing. Especially if you are into racing across all platforms (360, PS3 and a PC rig). You can take calibration to a whole other level on the PC with this wheel.
I just got done updating it to the 669 drivers. http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.911wheel.de/?q=n... The flexibility you get with the Fanatec 911 S and GT3 RS is amazing. You can adjust the feedback, rumble, linear, dead zone, sensitivity, ABS and drift modes that you can adjust on the fly or save 5 custom settings into memory. The pedals are completely adjustable too. It's the best racing combo I have ever used. I like it so much I bought a spare. Just incase friends want to go head to head when they visit.
damn if only i didnt have other games beside gt5 to get id get that expensive wheel one oh well controller it is for me :P
if you really really are a GT fan, or a racing fan in general... it's really good to get a wheel... i hesitated at first.. but i bit the bullet, and went ahead and purchased a wheel, ONLY for GT5:P ... never turned back... any racing games, i'll use a wheel, whether on my ps3 or my pc. :)
I am so getting this
I wish they would just bundle this with the game.
yeah that would be a nice incentive
yeah, they definetely need to do a Game/Wheel combo. I want a Gran Turismo Themed PS3 Console / G27 Wheel & Pedal / Collectors Edition GT5 Ultimate Edition Bundle. It would be pricey, but I would definetely pay.
I don't understand, both of these wheels already exist (and have existed for a while). In fact, I was planning on buying a G27 around Christmas. Are they just going to have Gran Turismo branding now?
The Driving Force GT has been the wheel for awhile now. Look at older GT5 demo videos at the kiosks people are using that wheel. It's the one Kaz uses in his studio for personal practice if you will. This seems like this is just a con to get hits to their site. There really is nothing new here. Btw the G27 retails for $300 on Logitech but if you go to Amazon.com it's only $200. No brainer anyone?
Beautiful.. But I think that I'll just stick with the ol' DS3 controller, Thanks :)
WHAT! Are you Mad? :) just kidding (kinda)
is like scuba diving without ever getting into the water. hmm, weird analogy, i know... :D
just the wheel? come on, tell me threes a pedal with it too.
nice, even has the clutch
Thats a picture of the G27. The official GT wheel only has 2 pedals (it's missing the clutch one)
Wait, so whats the difference between this G27 and the one already out?. Cuz i purchased my G27 two weeks ago, and i'm loving it, but i don't understand if it will be the very same one with a GT logo on it or if it will have more features. i guess i will have to wait to find out, hopefully GT5 does solve the problems the G27 has on GT5P because as of right now GT5P does not fully support the G27 since the RPM indicator don't light up, paddle shifters aren't functional in-game but everything else works great. best purchased i have made since my PS3. =) i recommend it.
Theyre the same wheels that were released a good while ago. This is old news.
If anyones never tried one of these wheels, do it. I played GT1,2,3 and 4 all with a Dual Shock and never had a problem with it, it felt great. The truth is, I just didnt know what I was missing. I got a GT25 for GT5Prolouge, and man, I cant go back. Its so much more immersive with the wheel, the forcefeedback (dont confuse that with rumble) the feeling of weight and the smoothness you can achieve in the corners. Ever been in a long winding corner with a control pad and you had to constantly tap, tap, tap to adjust as you went around. The giddy feeling of just holding a smooth continuous arc around the same corner with a wheel is like when I first discovered how to pleasure myself.
It's even better in real life. Oh how I miss the track days. It just gets too expensive. $250 for the entrance fee, $120 for brake pads each event, $50 for pre-oil change and post-oil change $60 for lodging each event, $600 for tires (after 3-4 track days), etc. And not to mention it is extremely brutal on the car's engine.
in our store here in norway ( gamestop norway). it looks good but i would rather have that second steering wheel. it looks awesome but i think this will cost over 2000 kroners.
Top wheel is the Driving Force GT bottom is G27, these have both been out well over a year, not exactly news is it....
I was going to buy GT5 and a steering wheeel for it, i was hoping to find the definitive wheel for the game on this thread, but seems to have conflicting views, can someone say what wheel is best for this game. reading through again G27 seems to be definitive so what is Keyop saying?
got the cash to burn ? G27 tight budget ? DFGT Or if you have both consoles and a pc... Get the fanatec wheels. they are all great ! :) I wanna add.. all the logitech wheels works great with pc racing games too.
I was referring to the names of the wheels in the link, they're not what the article says they are, and both have been out for well over a year.
from my experience does would be the G27 and G25 but thats if u want to fork out about 200+ bucks but if your in a budget i would go for the Driving Force GT
thank you linko, look forward to racing with you.
Too bad i don't have the cash anymore to buy one of those...
these are since GT5P was out
Those wheels are out with a good while now. This is old news.
I recently picked up a used driving force gt for £20 from a second hand shop. Wooop woop Bring on gt5.
might be time to invest in a wheel
The official wheel for gt5 is the driving force gt!..wow do your reasearch the game maker kaz states this in a video segment in the gt tv episode which you can watch in grand tourismo prolouge download it and you will see! ..g25/g27 are supported and excellent wheels but not needed unless you need all the bells and whistles.
I still have my Logi Driving Force Pro model. It looks similar to the DFGT model without the adjustment dial. No biggie, and you can find them on Ebay for $50 or less. Otherwise I would go with the G27with its dual motors and swanky metal pedals.
My next wheel is a g27 I do it all or I don't do nothing as of the moment I'm rocking a dfgt wheel with a playseat evo. And a 37inch LCD 1080!..wow I'm about to get a buttkicker to lets go f1 2010 and gt5 !!!!
The last time I used a steering wheel for a racing game was way back in the ps1 days for the original gran turismo. I usually just use my dual shock or 360 controller for racers but I may go all out this time.
why is the display picture of this news the GT force wheel?? Its not the G25 or the G27. On a side note, I have a GT force wheel lol. Other than the obvious lack of a clutch pedal, the rest of it is actually very good. I would have one of the other two if I could afford them :-/. They were over my current budget.
I have the G25 and instantly fell in love with it, but the problem was with what to clamp the wheel too while remaining in my lazy boy. If you think you have problems justifying the price of the wheel, then try convincing your wife that you need to spend another £100 on a stand for your wheel! In the end I just ordered the Wheelstand Pro and took my bollocking of the missus like a man :) Well worth the agro tho!
I have the one in the pic, awesome wheel tbh.
For most realistic feel you should go for g25 or g27.. i know on the DF gt wheel you have the ability to alter brake balance and so on the wheel, but you can refine the bottons on the g25/27 to do the same. I know the price is highter but you will not regret when you first have played a good racing sim either on ps3 or pc.