View Full Version : Microsoft Announces New Wireless Steering Wheel for Xbox 360

June 8th, 2011, 15:09

To celebrate the October release of Forza 4, Microsoft is also releasing a new racing wheel: The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel.

According to the press release it's "controlled intuitively" and features haptic feedback with rumble. There are also trigger buttons for gas and brake and "green bands of lights on each handle to provide visual cues when necessary".

The device will be compatible with all racing games out of the box, including Forza and old titles that used the old wired, clunky steering wheels. The wheel will also support Kinect. However the small print reveals there will be "limited functionality in some games".

The Wireless Speed Wheel, will have a worldwide launch in early October. There's no word on a European price yet but it'll cost $59.99 (around 35) in the US. No news if the new wheel will be featured in any bundles with Forza 4 itself.