If you have been looking for a brand new racing wheel, you’ll be excited to know that Logitech has just announced a new wheel in their lineup. This is the first time in five years that we’ve seen a new Logitech racing wheel and we’re looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the popularity of its predecessors. The G923 is suitable for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and succeeds the G29 and G920.
The G923 may look similar to its predecessors, but this racing wheel features an impressive new addition. The G923 will have a new force feedback system that Logitech is calling “TrueForce”. This system aims to provide much more realistic feedback through the wheel.
It manages this with the integration the wheel has with a game’s physics and audio. The wheel will pick up the level of noise from the car’s engine or the surface of the road. This information then creates accurate vibrations in the wheel.
One way that TrueForce stands out is that it can provide a wider variety of inputs than other comparative racing wheels. Logitech says the technology in the racing wheel can sample inputs like this 4,000 times per second and will adjust its force feedback motors to whatever is happening in the game.
What this means is that the wheel is essentially vibrating and humming the whole time you’re racing – as it would with a real car. You’ll be able to feel the engine rev when you hit the accelerator and you’ll be able to pick up even the smallest bump in the road as you’re driving. All of this is designed to make your driving experience as realistic and immersive as possible.
Logitech promises that games such as Gran Turismo Sport, GRID and Assetto Corsa Competizione will be supported by the G923 immediately. Games such as F1 2020, Dirt Rally 2.0 and iRacing are due to receive support later in September.
Besides the force feedback system improvements, the G923 hasn’t really had a whole lot of changes since the previous models. Logitech says that the internal electronics have been upgraded to better support the TrueForce system and a new progressive spring has been installed in the brake pedal. The leather wrapping has also received a bit of an improvement.
The motors and mechanisms of the wheel appear to be the same so if you’ve had a G29 or G920, the paddle shifters, spokes and nylon clamps will all feel pretty familiar. The design is also the same whether you choose the PlayStation or Xbox model.
The Logitech G923 will become available in August so there’s not long to wait at all. As for the exact date, we’re not entirely sure but you can preorder it today from Logitech’s website. The racing wheel is currently priced at $399.99.