In August I talked about our excitement at partnering with gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries to produce a whole new kind of racing game controller. Today that controller has become a reality!
I said we were looking to produce something with the performance of a high-end wheel but with a price tag nearer to that of a joypad—something affordable enough to solve the ‘controller conundrum’ (the ‘choice’ between expensive, bulky wheel-and-pedal sets and limiting digital joypads) and open up a whole new racing experience to many of our players.
Well we’ve done it.
The SRW-S1 Steering Wheel is a unique, open-wheel-style racing controller, created, tested, and approved by a team of professional real-world and sim racing drivers including Dario Franchitti, the late Dan Wheldon, David Greco, and Bruno Marques. Its hybrid design combines the features and functions of a high-end wheel with the portability of a joypad, utilizing a motion-sensor for steering and a patent-pending paddle system instead of floor pedals. To view more details on our new baby, read the press release or check out its features below:
A patent-pending, hand-controlled paddle system on the rear of the wheel produces full-range acceleration and braking.
Over 20 on-wheel buttons and dials, each one optimized for easy access, and two ergonomically-designed rubberized grips ensure drivers stay in complete control.
No complicated configuration required when used with Simraceway. No device drivers to load, no bamboozling set-up process to follow—simply plug-and-race.
The SRW-S1 Steering Wheel can be used with most PC racing games while its controls can be customized to suit individual driving and gaming preferences.
To buy the SRW-S1 Steering Wheel for the amazing price of only $119.99, head to SteelSeries now or click here to learn more about it. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed creating it!