Logitech Unveils G25 Force Feedback Wheel for PC and PS2

Logitech unveiled its new G25 force feedback racing wheel at E3 yesterday. Notable features include a six-speed gated shifter and pedal assembly that inludes a clutch. The Logitech G25 is compatible with the PC and the Playstation console and will be available directly from Logitech and select retailers in October. Logitech will also be producing a wheel for the Xbox 360 with "axial feedback" technology. I think that's a fancy way of saying it doesn't have true force feedback. Why do I have that sinking feeling that Xbox 360 owners will once again have to settle for a second rate wheel compared to the hardware that's available the PS2/3 and PC? Maybe that funky looking wheel being released by Microsoft for Forza 2 will be at least as good as their old Sidewinder wheels.

9 Responses to “Logitech Unveils G25 Force Feedback Wheel for PC and PS2”

  1. Comment by Josh | 06/03/07 at 6:15 am

    Its about time they come out with a good wheel with a full clutch and stick shift. With these features you will have so much more control in games. IF that price is the correct price, I would be shocked, Because I have seen paddle shifter wheels for over $200. We Wil l have to see…..

    Thanx for the new product info

  2. Comment by mike | 06/04/07 at 2:36 pm

    dude i would really like to know the cost of this because when it comes out im getting it ive been waiting all of my life for this to come out espesially the shifter with the leather and the pedals are soo sweet doees this work on all games like need for speed and grand turismo 4

  3. Comment by admin | 06/04/07 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Mike,

    The G25 has been available for a while now. The MSRP is $299.00 but it can occasionally be found for under $250.

    The G25 is compatible with PS2 games but they may not recognize the 6 speed shifter and clutch because the games weren’t originally designed for those features. As far as I know the PS2 recognizes the G25 as a Driving Force Pro. I only use mine on the PC so I’m afraid I can’t help you much there.

    You may be able to find more info on the Logitech forums:
    http://forums.logitech.com/logitech/board?board.id=steering_wheels.

  4. Comment by Juan | 07/02/07 at 5:01 pm

    i just want to know if the PS3 supports this G25 Racing WHeel cause right know is the hottes racing wheel out there from what i know and i am realy looking forward to buying it……… thax hope to hear from ya soon!

  5. Comment by admin | 07/03/07 at 9:27 am

    Hi Juan,

    I don’t have a PS3 to test it on but here’s a recent post from a Logitech support rep that you may find helpful:

    http://forums.logitech.com/logitech/board/message?board.id=steering_wheels&message.id=3174#M3174

    It appears that the G25 will work on the PS3 but it’s up to the game developers to include support for the wheel.

  6. Comment by beann1 | 10/06/07 at 4:42 pm

    does this work with any xbox 360 games

  7. Comment by Dave | 10/14/07 at 7:08 pm

    will this work on xbox 360 with forza 2?

  8. Comment by admin | 10/16/07 at 5:26 am

    Dave and beann1,

    The G25 isn’t compatible with the Xbox 360 and it probably never will be. The Microsoft force feedback wireless wheel is really the only decent option for the 360 at the moment.

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  1. […] Gamevideos.com has a preview video of the upcoming force-feedback wheel for the Xbox 360. It can be operated in either wireless or wired mode with wireless operation limted to rumble effects only. It’s obviously no Logitech G25 but you can’t really expect it to be considering it will probably end up being be less than half the price. It’s difficult to judge from the video but the wheel looks to have quite a large footprint and seems somewhat cumbersome. The way they’ve designed the base for the pedals is pretty interesting and it looks like it might prevent them from sliding around the living room floor as you crash your buddies in turn 1 over Xbox Live. Hopefully the pedal set will employ some type of carpet grabber mechanism as well as I can’t see the heel placement accommodating everyone’s foot size, especially younger children. I’ve been looking forward to Forza 2 for a while now and while it would be nice to see the Xbox 360 provide some support for the G25 or Driving Force Pro, I’m not holding my breath. If it’s reasonably priced (I’ve heard rumors of $130-$150), I’ll most likely pick up the Microsoft wheel when Forza 2 hits the shelves and post my impressions along with some photos. Now, where is Rallisport Challenge 3? Hmmm… […]


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