The ultimate car racing simulation has arrived on the PlayStation 3
with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, giving PS3 gamers a taste of what's to
come in the world's most definitive car game. Graphically, Gran
Turismo is one of the most realistic games on the market and with
the introduction of Sony's DualShock controller for the PS3, the
gameplay is almost perfect... almost is the keyword.
24-position realtime adjustment
dial: Fine-tune brake bias, Traction Control System (TCS), and
other settings on the fly for unprecedented control over your
900-degree wheel rotation: Go 2.5
times around lock to lock, just as you would behind the wheel of
many real cars.
Force feedback technology: Feel
every inch of the road for maximum control and the ultimate
Gas and brake pedals: Get precise
throttle and brake response with true-to-life pedals.
Sequential stick shift: Go through the gears for the ultimate in
Rubber-overmold rim: Enjoy a
comfortable grip during intense races.
Solid, one-piece wheel
construction: Drive with confidence knowing this rigid, sturdy
wheel won’t squeak or flex during aggressive maneuvers.
However in order to take the game to the next revolutionary level, a
steering wheel is required and Logitech have introduced the Driving
Force GT which has been exclusively created for the Gran Turismo
series and also other racing titles which almost makes you feel you
are part of these high powerful super cars and in total control.
The first impression of the Logitech Driving Force GT is the design
of the wheel which is quite sturdy and would not feel out of place
in a luxury car. With that said, the installation of the Driving Force
GT was a
breeze and it simply connected to a spare USB port on the console
(the wheel also supports the PlayStation 2)
with the device also needing an electrical outlet to power the unit.
The installation was that easy!
The unit also comes with a six-speed shifter, metal pads and even a
clutch that assists in the realism and transformation of the gamer into
racing drivers on these virtual speedways. Logitech have also added a real-time
adjustment dial which gives you access to a variety of different
Driving with the Logitech Driving Force GT was bliss on Gran Turismo
5 Prologue as you can feel the traction, speed and control of these
high performance cars as you competed on these wondrous and exotic
tracks. There were no control issues whatsoever, the device was
perfect and have us full control of these cars, although crashing
was a different story and was driver error.
Even though the new DualShock controller on the PS3 was impressive
with the game (Gran Turismo 5 Prologue), it was nothing compared to driving
with Driving Force GT and is truly a professional yet entertaining
gaming wheel. Match that with the inclusion
of "DualShock" on the Driving Force GT and every bump and crash made
the gaming experience quite realistic.
In conclusion, Logitech have a winner on their hand with the Driving
Force GT that once again revolutionizes the gaming market with a
realistic and sturdy gaming wheel. With a recommended retail price
of $249.95 that is available at all good gaming stores, the Logitech
Driving Force GT is a must have piece of equipment for the PS3 gamer
and gives you the most realistic racing experience on a high end
console. The future of racing has arrived on the PlayStation 3.