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Logitech unveils racing wheels for PlayStation, Xbox One and PC

Logitech unveiled two force feedback-equipped racing wheels today, designed to work with PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms.

Both peripherals include dual-motor force feedback to simulate real driving and are expected to ship later this year.

The G29 Driving Force is designed for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and is slated for release in July at a suggested retail price of $399.99 — the same price as the PS4 and $150 more than the PS3.

For the price, buyers will get a hand-stitched leather-coated steering wheel, stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. An included mounting kit will allow players to mount the G29 to racing seats and tables. The separate floor pedal unit allows for acceleration, shifting and breaking, while an LED unit on the wheel will tell you when to shift.

"Our fans have been asking for a PS4 wheel since launch of the system," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "For the past 18 months we have been working with Sony to deliver a fully-licensed racing wheel and I am excited to announce it today."

The G290 Driving Force will work with Xbox One and PC and is scheduled for an October release for $399.99. An optional add-on six-speed manual shifter will be available for $59.99. Both will be featured in the Xbox booth at E3 2015 next week. After the Xbox One's recent price drop, the racing wheel is $50 more than that console.

PlayStation and Xbox have long histories with racing games. The former's long-running Gran Turismo series has been around since the original PlayStation. The latest game in the series, Gran Turismo 6, was released for PS3 in late 2013. The PS4's most notable racing game, DriveClub, was released last October. Microsoft and developer Turn 10 Studios answered Gran Turismo with a realistic driving simulator of their own, the Forza series. The next game, Forza Motorsport 6, is scheduled to be released later this year on Xbox One.

Press play above to watch Logitech's introductory video for the new racing wheels.

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