New video examines Xbox One's racing game accessories

A new video from Microsoft features Xbox spokesman Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb looking at the accessories and peripherals for racing game fans looking to pick up an Xbox One.

In the video, Hyrb and Xbox's Director of Strategic Alliance Branden Powell discuss the general mechanics of how Xbox One will work with peripherals. The system is designed to be modular, says Powell, meaning that the console itself will recognize players' preferred configurations with, say, their fighting game fight sticks. Force feedback has changed as well, says Powell, with the system using algorithms and equations to generate appropriate levels of feedback based on in-game actions rather than just using "canned" levels.

The video looks at two racing wheels in particular, one from Thrustmaster and one from Mad Catz. The Thrustmaster wheel is based off of the 458 Italia model, and has brushless motors for reduced noise and power consumption. The Mad Catz wheel on the other hand is intended to be modular; players can buy F1 or GT racing wheels and stick them on the base for a more authentic experience.

An new sound bar system released this fall will have a Forza racing mode, says Powell, for players who want an appropriate sound system to go with their racing wheels.

Forza Motorsport 5 will be a launch title for Xbox One on Nov. 22.

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